My daughter came home with a riddle…
Q: What’s a lion’s favorite Passover food?
Which, actually, was pretty good.
And this clip is funny, and he highlights a great point about Ashkenazi (Eastern European Jewish) food… now, Sephardic and Mizrachi (Mediterranean / Middle Eastern) food? Yum.
He also nails the delay inherent in the Seder. Every Seder I’ve gone to, at some point, someone says “So when do we eat?”
Raising a glass… to 2018.
Getting close to time for bed, see you next year.
To all my fellow members of The Tribe, Happy Chanukah!
I told my children today that Chanukah was, in fact, two miracles:
The first was the miracle of victory itself; a smallish band of rebels winning victory? Miracle.
The second, of course, was the burning oil that lasted until more could be sanctified. Miracle two.
OK, ok, so I’m late to the party. Life.
First, Happy Veterans Day. If you don’t develop some “dust in your eye” at this video, something’s wrong:
And second, Happy Birthday to the US Marine Corp:
I remember America’s bicentennial, 1976, very well.
I was in Italy, vacationing with my parents; knowing that it was America’s 200th birthday I had – oh, those innocent traveling days! – smuggled some firecrackers with me. I lit them off while on the rocky beach of a hotel, creating some initial concern allayed when my parents explained what was going on.
Even then, in my youth, I knew that America was something special – something to be celebrated. I knew that the risk of being caught with the fireworks could result in bad things for me… but it was nothing compared to the risks faced by these great men (and women!) that created the country I live in.
I get goosebumps ever time I watch this John Adams scene:
Happy Birthday, my beloved country.