On Passover the Jewish people are instructed to envision that they are experiencing the Exodus from Egypt. During the Passover seder (meal) we reenact—through sacred memory animated by ritual—the passage from bondage to slavery.
The Torah tells us that the Jews left Egypt with the spoils of their oppressors—compensation for 400 years of cruelty. Thus, I’ve always had this Mel Brooks vision of Jewish women frantically shopping for the best shoes in which to make the journey to the land of Israel.
Today, fashion dictates footwear that might not be all that appropriate for a forty year shlep through the wilderness, but pure joy animates the best designs of the season and joy is the operative word for Passover.
Barbara Briones' eye popping blue suede flats serve as a reminder that the Shechinah is present on the trek to the land of milk and honey.
Before leaving Egypt put on your Stella McCartney heels and kick your Egyptian slavemaster in the rear. Perfect revenge, but not so great for desert travel.
This Gio Dev sandal has a definite post-modern Cecile B. De Mille vibe.
In the morning, when you collect the yummy manna from heaven, make sure to wear these yummy Tory Burch sandals that bring a bit of panache to the task.
Make the Exodus in these aristocratic golden sandals by Gucci, classic and very practical.
We built the pyramids for the death obsessed Pharaohs and Fendi turns that darned triangle on its head making it a fashion statement. Truly witty, but not all that practical for dunes and wadis.
Shocking but true; Manolo Blahnik, the guru of killer heels, wants you to hike in comfort. These charming petal accented flats are perfect for singing and dancing with Miriam after the Egyptian army drowns in the Sea of Reeds.
Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a happy, kosher Passover and an inspirational Shabbat.
The Passover seder closes with the following declaration: L’shana haba b’Yerushalayim, Next year in Jerusalem.
And a peaceful Good Friday to all our cherished Christian friends.