Sunday, March 25, 2007

Passover - The real dirty work begins

Today Shira and I spent quite a bit of time preparing for Passover. Today's main activity was to take every bit of food out of the pantry, clean it (the pantry, not the food), chuck some of it (like the cans of evaporated milk, best used by 11/04), and decide which of it can be given away to unsuspecting people at work. All this to reduce as much non-kosher food in the house as possible.

As you can see from the attached photos, the first step of the cleanup process involves making a gigantic mess.

Keep in mind, we don't just clean stuff up and get rid of food that isn't kosher for Passover, but swap in an entire set of dishes, pots, pans and utensils that are just used on Passover. We do all these changes for a mere eight days. Then everything is put back for the next year.

To think, for the last three thousand years my fellow Jews have been turning their lives upside down for this holiday. This is clearly evidence that God not only exists, but has one heck of a sense of humor.

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