Has it really been two human years since the launch of Nu?Detroit? Let me count the words!

Here's what we first wrote back before zooming off to our #5781 seders:

Passover is a time we look back, look within, look around, look forward. And ask questions.

How did we get here? What are we carrying? How can our blood, sweat and tears be a deep well of radical empathy for others?

We hope Nu?Detroit will build upon the contextual, persuasive and social dynamic of the seder table. We won't hold back on the horseradish or count our plagues before they vax. But we will allow your ideas the time, space and warmth they need to leaven.

This biennial merits a deeper dive into the dayenus and attention to the affikimen (plural) of our time together. But for now, let us pause briefly at the altar of celebrity with these kind words from comedian and author Michael Ian Black:

For the uninitiated, Michael Ian Black is not only the author of A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son...

A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son
“There’s a man goin’ ‘round takin’ namesAnd he decides who to free and who to blame”– Johnny Cash

...but also in the greatest mail-delivery-related comedy sketch of all time...