Thursday, April 21, 2011

Reflections on the first days of Pesach

Well, the first days are over. Three days without chametz, and I haven't killed anyone yet! However, I was dismayed to realize that we're not even halfway through Pesach yet...

My only good joke so far for the yontif:

Person 1: "The bread of affliction just afflicts you with constipation."
Me: "Maybe this is to show us that true affliction comes from within ourselves."
Person 2: "That's a very Chassidishe interpretation."

But as for the seders, they were wonderful. As someone else said, "I love Pesach once it starts." I always forget how much I love Pesach because I hate all the lead-up to it. During both seders, I just couldn't stop smiling!

And even better, school is effectively over, and the moving madness has begun!


  1. The Curmudgeonly Israeli Giyoret says:

    Glad you had a good chag. The seder is what we have instead of the Dakota sundance. Shmura matza is, I believe, whole wheat, and therefore less constipating. Eat a lot of vegetables and avoid Pesach desserts besides fruit. The desserts are NEVER as good as they look, and usually fall into the category of a dog walking on its hind legs--"It isn't done well; the marvel is that it's done at all". Although I did have some killer sorbet yeserday.

    Raw fennel is particularly good for slowed digestion and very crunchy.

  2. Thankfully, matzah and I are getting along remarkably well this year. I'm even eating it outside of the seders!

    As for the desserts, both seders proved you wrong! They were incredible! One was a flourless chocolate cake, and the other was some kind of chocolate mousse. I could eat that mousse all day long.

  3. ha too funny.

    I didn't buy enough GF matzah so we have nada right now. We had enough for the Seders but that is all. (sederim?) anyhow, I like matzah, but carbs and me don't get along so really either way I don't care much.