A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: “The Prince of Egypt” screening

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There are plenty of us who could use a refresher course on the story of Passover. How many plagues were there again? Was one of them a Polar Vortex? Fear not, because tonight, Hillel’s Engagement Internship is hosting a viewing of “The Prince of Egypt,” everyone’s favorite should-be-Disney movie (it’s actually Dreamworks Animation… yes, your entire childhood was a lie.) “The Prince of Egypt” chronicles the life of Moses and the events that Passover commemorates, so if you missed the four questions at your family’s seder this week (or don’t know what that even means), go check out this event on the Main Green at 8:00 pm. The movie is top-notch, and features an Academy Award-winning soundtrack with original songs that will make you kvell. Bring a blanket, because the viewing includes a picnic with free chocolate-covered matzo — need I say more?


Pickles to make an appearance at Hillel seder

Dil Pickles’ publicist announced today that he and his family will make the trek from Hollywood to celebrate Passover with the Brown Jewish community at Brown/RISD Hillel April 6.

As part of the Pickles’ contract, Hillel has agreed to provide a community playpen for all to enjoy, along with a kosher dinner and matzah.

Rumors are swirling about the Pickles’ propensity to break out into Passover-themed song. There is also speculation that the family will attend Hillel’s Musical Seder. Sources close to the Pickles have confirmed that, during their visit, they will hold a dramatic reading of Let My Babies Go! A Passover Story.

See tomorrow’s Herald for full coverage.


Why is this video different from all other videos?

For those who were not “highly encouraged” (read: forced) to attend years worth of Hebrew school, the story of this week’s celebration of Passover can be confusing. Never fear though: there’s a version of the story for everyone.  From the cartoon characters of yesterday to the YouTube stars of today, choose your narrator- we’ve still got five nights to go.

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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.

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Keeping KFP at college is something that even the best of us struggle with.  After ratty-scavenging for decent non-leavened alternatives today, this blogger remembered that the torture would (fortunately) end in only a few hours. Special-K Red Berries and similar delights will make a collective return to the palates of many of Brown’s carbohydrate-craving Jews later on today.  To those of you who were able to make it through the entire 8 days: mazel tov! Don’t forget to stop by Hillel at 9pm tonight for the post-Passover bake-a-thon.


Time-waster of the break: Passover edition

Passover humor: Something all the Jews and wish-they-were Jews can enjoy.

Plus: an explanation.