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!חג שמח   (213.6)
CharosetThat's Hebrew for "Happy Passover!" (More or less.) Unlike Hanukkah, which is a cool but relatively unimportant Jewish holiday that's gotten puffed up alongside Christmas, Passover really is an important holiday in Jewish tradition. It's the most significant of the "They tried to kill us, we survived, let's eat!" celebrations. :-)

Today for the first time I made my own Charoset, essentially a chopped apple and walnut salad sweetened with brown sugar and moistened with sweet wine. It's used to represent the mortar used by Hebrew slaves in Egypt who spent generations building the Pyramids. It's pretty tasty stuff! It'll make a good breakfast tomorrow. I bet it would be good baked into pastry, too, if it weren't Passover...
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queenmabwords From: queenmabwords Date: March 30th, 2010 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)
"They tried to kill us, we survived, let's eat!"

I love that interpretation.
fabunobo From: fabunobo Date: March 30th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! I like your quote too. Passover on the Jewish calendar is a teensy bit important to Christians too because it's when the man attained his godhead. So, slightly big deal.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: March 30th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yup, Jesus was a nice Jewish boy!
joyfulchaos From: joyfulchaos Date: March 30th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
happy passover! :)
nighthellcat From: nighthellcat Date: March 31st, 2010 05:35 am (UTC) (Link)
That looks DELISH!
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