Bubbe vants a sankvitch ?…… Put it on matzoh ! 😉
An annual offering of what and why from Israel National News.
Passover (Pesach) will take place this year between sunset on Monday, 18 April, and sunset on Monday, 25 April. The first and seventh days are marked as Sabbath-like holy days (Yom Tov) in which work is forbidden.
Jews outside of Israel, and those visiting Israel only for the holiday, observe an additional day in both the beginning and end of Pesach, which lasts eight days for them.
Jews are commanded to tell the story of leaving Egypt as if it had happened to them personally and not as a mere historical event, in order to emphasize the importance of our hard-won and precious freedom.
Please click on the link above for the entire highly informative article.
Contrary to popular belief, Passover is a mostly very solemn ‘celebration’, so it’s not proper to say “Happy Passover”.
That being said, here’s some reality of circumstance:
Guys, your beautiful wife – life-mate ; mother of your children ; problem-solver – the ‘adventure’ you have with the build-up to her ‘monthly friend’ is a cakewalk compared to getting the house ready for passover. Stand back, don’t say anything other then “yes dear” and if you value your life, make dang sure you do whatever is asked.
Ladies, it’s gut-check time: We’ve hit ‘the golden-hour’ – The start of baseball season, along with the first round of NBA and NHL playoffs. Y’all need to lighten up a little. Please. We’ll make it up to you at some point in the current decade.
Kids – The light of every family gathering…… NO Uncle Bernie ! No matter how many times he walks up to you and simply stares at ‘that thing on your neck’ and asks to poke it, you can’t tie little David to the railing in the basement !…… And while we’re at it, Mindy !, your little brother is not a toy doll you can put in your clothes and make-up to show Grandma Gertie how cute he really can be.
“OK, everyone, we’re ready to start, come on into the dini………”
Aunt Esther, it’s not really nice to put two or three Passover rolls in you purse while you’re at the table. You’re family – we’ll give you a bag of ’em to take home – like we do every year.
“I’m not sitting next to Herbie. That putz still owes me a apology from blocking my view at the Alan King show in 1961 !”
“Maaaaaaa ! Why do I always have to sit at the folding table ?!?”
“What a lovely setting. Of course if we were doing this at my house, things would be laid out different and look much better.”
“Uncle Morris ! Stop looking at Billy’s girlfriend like that ! This is her first time with the family ! How many times do I have to tell you she’s NOT ‘that’ kind of dancer – she’s a professional BALLET performer !”
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Happy Passover. 😉
Tonight, I’ll be at the pub having fried shrimp, a bacon-cheeseburger and watching The Miami Heat’s playoff game against Philly……… Well, I’ll be there in spirit at least.