NY Times Metropolitan Diary—The Many Traditions of Passover

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Overheard next to me last week while getting a facial on West 72nd Street on the Upper West Side:

Woman in her 80s reclining next to me with green cream on her visage asking her facialist: “So, do you Russians have brisket for Passover?”

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Posted April 21, 2012 at 8:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) wrote:

Cute. However 15 Nissan began at sundown on Good Friday, so it’s about a fortnight late.

April 22, 8:15 am | [comment link]
2. sophy0075 wrote:

My Bubbe had both brisket and roast chicken for Seder. You had to eat two helpings of both, or she would say you didn’t like her cooking. Oy!

April 22, 11:34 am | [comment link]
3. Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) wrote:

First-night seders were the norm when my sons were young some 35 or 40 years ago. I still can chant the kiddush from memory, and can read much of the rest of the haggadah. Of course when I was 14 and working regularly as a shabbat goy Passover gave me the chance to bring Ham & Cheese on Rye to school to trade with all the rebellious adolescent Jewish guys for the Passover foods they’d brought from home. I still make kugel ‘cause I love it.

Now that I have a long-desired but unexpected young daughter, who’ll be barely two for Passover 2013, I shall repeat the cycle. If it was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me.

April 22, 8:08 pm | [comment link]
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