Friday, April 18, 2008

Five Favorites: Passover

Tomorrow is the first night of Passover, which is my favorite Jewish holiday - like Thanksgiving, but with historical perspective and overt lessons about social justice. Five things I love about this spring event:

Reading from the Song of Songs. It's about love, and faith, and spring. It's sensuous and passionate and fierce. And it's my favorite poem of all time. (There's sadly no really good translation available online, so this will have to do.)

The Four Questions. Because somebody always has to be the youngest, and that person is usually the cutest. And because "Why?" is the most important question to ask in any situation.

This spinach matzo ball soup with a saffron broth. It's a bit time-consuming, but it's worth it.

Matzo brei for breakfast. It's like French toast, but crunchier, and because I only eat it once a year I probably think it's better than it is.

My family. Passover is about generations. And we have some. And love sits at the table with us, even when we can't all be together.

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