Passover is the best holiday ever. Its like thanksgiving with better food and cooler traditions. Exodus is a cool story. The seder glosses it over, but keeps the highlights. Lydia's Favorite Seder Rituals 1. The 4 cups of wine 2. The 4 questions, as asked by a 6 year old: Its been a long time since me or my sisters were that cute. 3. Singing the juvinile Amy Frank version of the beracha over bread in garish faux sincerity with the sisters 4. Dropping 10 drops of wine from the glass to signify the lessening of joy because of the 10 plagues upon Egypt 5. Making charoset 6. My dad pointing, asking "What is the meaning of this pesah?" 7. Making the traditional passover sandwich 8. Call/response religion without going to temple. 9. The traditional drinking and gagging over the Mad Dog I really do love being Jewish, and I am happy to not feel like I have to believe in god, or subscribe to it wholy in order to find meaning in its parts. One of my greatest ties to Judism is the food, duh. This passover my mother, grandmother, aunt and I made roast chicken with prunes and olives, brisket, mashed potatos, asparagus, charoset, maror, gefilte fish, and bananas foster. Yum.
Scary Dinner: Passover Edition