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Chag Pesach Same’ach, y’all!

Pesach 5769/Passover 2009

Passover begins tonight at sundown – so as our Jewish readers struggle with excessive matzah over the next week, here are some ideas for how to cope.

Happy Passover, all!  May your gefilte fish, overly sweet charoset and raw horseradish at your first night seders not taste like old dirty socks!


April 8, 2009 - Posted by | Daily Whims | ,


  1. My real last name comes from Pesach. Or so I’ve been told, by people in my family who wish we were Jewish instead of Czech. Happy Passover people, may all your babies be spared! (I’m not sure what the typical passover greeting is but I am trying here.) Woohoo!

    Comment by baby fish mouth | April 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. I’m having my first Passover dinner on Sat. I have no idea if that still counts for anything (is it still passover then?), but I’m going early and helping my friend make some sort of apple salad thingy. I hear there are speeches too…

    Should be fun. 🙂

    Comment by TheHobo | April 8, 2009 | Reply

  3. And four questions…and the entire story of Exodus in Hebrew…

    I’m so relieved to be Catholic every time I view gefilte fish lying prone on my plate. 😉

    Comment by Cait | April 8, 2009 | Reply

  4. That’s why they serve so much Manichewitz. It makes everything easier, especially the fish.

    Comment by Roxydarling | April 9, 2009 | Reply

  5. Roxydarling, kosher wine (except for a lovely Yarden red from the Golan Heights)=FAIL.

    Kitchen Bitch 🙂

    Comment by Cait | April 9, 2009 | Reply

  6. Cait’s right. Most kosher wines taste like alcoholic grape jelly, but enough of it will erase the memory of gefilte fish.

    Comment by oneofthevoicesinmyhead | April 9, 2009 | Reply

  7. TheHobo: Passover is 7-8 days long, depending on where you are and if you’re Orthodox or Reform or whatever(or your friends are). Outside Israel, Orthodox Jews hold Seders on the 1st and 2nd nights. Either way, it’s Passover and it’s dinner. So mazal tov, and stay away from the gefilte fish, unless you’re a glutton for punishment, which shouldn’t be confused with a gluten for punishment. That involves seitan.

    Comment by Lily the Pink | April 9, 2009 | Reply

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