Struggling With Pesach

In a short time Pesach will be here again. I am excited about it. It really is one of my favorite holidays but lately it has been quite a struggle for me. I am not really sure why but I have less motivation than normal to try and clean the house of chametz.

I look around the JBlogosphere and I see many posts about the craziness that has enveloped their homes. One story after another in which mothers /wives speak of the challenge of getting the house ready and the fathers/husbands talk about how to keep everyone happy.

Perhaps it is because I am short on caffeine. Or maybe it is something else, but I can’t say that I know exactly what bothers me this year.

On a different tack I can say that I am looking forward to the seders. My son has been working with me on the Four Questions as well as hammering me on the same question from last year.

Abba, tell me why pharoah was bad. Tell me why the plagues happened. Tell me why the Egyptians killed the babies and why G-d killed theirs. Do you think that Moshe is really dead. Does Elijah get a stomach ache from eating all that food?


A number of years ago some friends and I played around with creating a Star Wars seder. It was kind of a goofy, nerdy concept but it would have been a lot of fun.

I am still not convinced about kitniyot. This is going to lead back to the age old discussion/comment about picking/choosing what to follow.

Anyhoo I have to get back to reality. Here are a couple of links to other posts I have written about Pesach.

Some Passover Musings


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  1. Jack's Shack March 29, 2007 at 7:35 pm


    I am part Sephardi.


    Someone is going to invent Pesadic waffles.

  2. Jameel March 29, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    You are filled with angst since there are no kosher for pesach waffles.

    I know.

    Life’s rough.

  3. Z March 29, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    That’s why I am sefardi 🙂 Solved that problem before it became a problem…although I did have the luxury to choose and so I chose the minhag of the family who hosted us for our first seder 🙂 Good choice though!

  4. Paula March 28, 2007 at 6:35 pm

    Turns out you can’t smoke pot either (if you’re Ashkenazi) – what a pain in the tuchas!

    I give up. 😉

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