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Ten O’clock in the morning might be a little early for a Passover Seder, especially if one intends to drink all four glasses of wine. But this was a Seder with a cause, and for dozens of Capitol Hill staffers, anti-hunger activists and students, its seemed just right.
Just because the CW network hit “Gossip Girl” took a two-week break at the beginning of the month, producers were not willing to pass over the opportunity to invite its gorgeous cast to partake in a scandal-ridden Seder. Even though Cyrus (Wallace Shawn) sported a “Schmutz Happens” apron, Elijah’s seat got taken over by dinner-crashers and everyone at the table complained about waiting too long to eat, this CW’s April 20 episode titled “Seder Anything” still wasn’t much different from any other night.
Why you ask?
Israel is back to the grindstone this week, with schools open again and many people returning to work after the Passover holidays. But there’s a silver lining — normal “leavened” food is on the shelves again after a week of only “kosher for Passover” products.
You see, Passover here takes its toll on the secular stomach and the religious stomach alike, as most shops and restaurants, even non-kosher ones, stop selling leavened food during the festival. So everyone is glad to see the back of those odd-tasting potato-flour cakes, the flour-free breakfast cereals and the special Passover pasta.
Happy New Year!
Yes, it’s a little-known fact that for one of the leading Modern Orthodox rabbis in these parts, the start of Passover is New Year.
Lots of cute Passover videos have been popping up the last couple of years. A reflection of the semi-new hipster Jewishness, I suppose. Search the topic on YouTube and an amazing 3,820 results pop up. Unfortunately, when I searched, the top link is to a video messianic Passover Seder. But look just a little further and you’ll find some good videos to watch as you take a break from making the charoset, and most of them are good fun to share with the kids in your life.
This one, from the Jewish outreach organization Aish HaTorah, has a nice message and clever graphics, though buried under a bit of psychobabble, which seems aimed to appeal to all those 20- and 30-something veterans of the therapist’s couch.