Saturday, April 23, 2005

Passover

Tonight is the first night of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew), during which Jews remember the events leading up to and including the Exodus from Egypt. (Yet another Jewish holiday which basically goes, "They oppressed us, they're dead, let's eat!)

The name Pesach is derived from the sacrificial paschal lamb, whose blood was smeared over the doors of the Israelite slaves, so that the Angel of Death would pass over their homes and smite the first born sons of only Yul Brynner, umm, I mean the Egyptians.

This afternoon we're heading down to my uncle's place in Arlington, VA to get together with my mom's side of the family for our Passover seder.

2 comments:

Jeff said...

You didn't give us a definition for "seder". From the context I'm guessing that is the passover dinner. Have a good time, Dave!

Dave Markowitz said...

Jeff, you are right. Seder is the term for the service and dinner held on the first two nights of Passover. The entire holiday lasts eight days.