Navigating Passover (or, how to get out of de-Nile and feel the Jewbilation)
Happy Pesach! For some of you, this (dreaded?) phrase means the start of an eight-day long journey full of restriction, matzah, and a big ol’ helping of Jewish guilt. For others, it means making fun of your friends when they can’t bring themselves to eat the magic bars at the Ratty.
In any case, if you’re looking to be observant this week, there are a variety of opportunities available at Hillel. If you were concerned about getting your share of hangover-curing bowls of matzah ball soup, let go of your worries, because there are—count ‘em—eight different seders (ceremonial dinners that happen on the first night of Passover) sanctioned by Hillel on the first night (tonight) and one on the second night (tomorrow). There’s also a promising chocolate seder on Thursday for those of you with a sweet tooth (or who just can’t stand matzah). Goyim are invited too, of course.
If chametz is looking awfully tasty by day three, just remember two things. First, the whole holiday is only eight days, and you only have to do this once a year. Second, if we didn’t have this Passover (with its annoying dietary restrictions), there would be no such thing as Passover haikus (here at the BlogDH, we’re prone to calling them PassKus). For example:
On Passover we
opened the door for Elijah.
Now our dog is gone.
Check out the rest here.