Sunday, April 17, 2011
And We're Off Again!
I have to apologize to all my wonderful readers. April is a crazy month for D and me! We just got back from our honeymoon and tonight we are jet setting off again to Chicago and my in-laws for the Jewish holiday of Pesach (Passover).
On Pesach the Jews commemorate the Exodus from Egypt and are commanded to feel as if they themselves left Egypt. We are commanded not to eat chametz (basically everything with leavening: bread, cereal, crackers, pasta...etc.) and we are commanded to eat matzah (unleavened bread resembling a big cracker).
We begin the holiday of Pesach with a seder on each of the first two nights. During the seder we tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt, remember our history and heritage with ritual and symbolic objects, and eat a festive meal. Pesach has special days called yontif days. These days are similar to Shabbos. Therefore on those yontif days, I will not be posting, as I am not allowed to use a computer as one of the restrictions. During the "less special" days of Pesach, called chol ha'moed, I will try to post as normal. Please bear with me and I assure you all, that once April is over, I will go back to posting almost everyday:)
To all of those celebrating Pesach, have a chag kasher v'sameach (A kosher and joyous holiday)!!! To all of my other readers, have a Happy Easter, and a wonderful beginning of Spring!