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  • חג שמח – Happy Passover

    Posted by Jonathan on March 25th, 2013 (All posts by )

    A stack of matzos or matzahs used in a Passover seder. (© 2012 Jonathan Gewirtz /


    11 Responses to “חג שמח – Happy Passover”

    1. Robert Schwartz Says:

      And from my family to all of you.

    2. Lexington Green Says:

      Back at ya.

    3. Bill Brandt Says:

      Ditto what Robert and Lex said

    4. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Same for me!
      (Matzos …num-num-num-num!)

    5. Sgt. Mom Says:

      OK … somethign wierd is going on with comments …

    6. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Sgt. Mom: “(Matzos …num-num-num-num!)”

      My haggadah (the prayer book for the seder service that is the first meal of the Passover) says:

      Leader: holds up the plate with the matzah on it and says:

      “Lo! This is the bread of affliction”

      After eating it for a week, most Jews agree.

    7. Jonathan Says:

      I have to agree with Robert on this one.

    8. Robert Schwartz Says:

      I made a double batch of smoked salmon spread and a lot of egg salad to get through the week.

    9. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Bread of affliction? My first encounter with matzos was when the Girl Scout troop that I belonged to was headed off into the mountains for a long camping trip which overlapped with Passover, and one of our members was Jewish and brought along a HUGE stock of matzos. All the rest of the troop loved them. I think we polished off most of her matzos during that trip. Unsalted, slightly tough soda crackers go good with everything! Now and again, I buy a packet for old time’s sake.

    10. Jeffrey Carter (@pointsnfigures) Says:

      in the photo, are the burnt ends of matzo more satisfying-like the burnt ends of barbeque?

    11. Jonathan Says:

      Maybe a little.