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Well, this was a busy week for sure (and not just yesterday’s telecom outage that affected PLoS all day!). There was cleaning, and shopping, and cooking, and gathering/borrowing extra tables, chairs, plates and silverware, for that One Big Night of the year at our house – the Passover dinner.

Last year, I was in Belgrade at the time of Passover, but that was an exception – every year for the past dozen years or so we have been hosting friends for dinner on this day. I wrote about the way we usually do it two years ago and this year was similar. The differences: first, we always invite a different group of people, some have been before, others are new, and we think they would mesh well. This time, there were about a dozen of us, including a few bloggers you may know – Abel PharmBoy and his daughter, Anton and Erin Zuiker with their daughters, and Sheril Kirshenbaum, among others.

The second difference – different wines: both The Bride of Coturnix and Abel PharmBoy found some amazingly good Israeli wines (I am sure next Friday Fermentable on Terra Sigilatta will be about them).

Next – we got our story about the placement of the orange on the Seder plate right, at least more right than last time around – it is in support of gays and lesbians, and if you thought it was about women – think again.

Fun was had by all. Abel wrote his post about the evening. And some pictures may come up later.

For alternative looks at the Passover holiday, check out PalMD, or Facebook, or PhysioProf – each of those makes one think deep theological thoughts!


  1. #1 khan
    April 10, 2009

    Good to see traditions evolve.

  2. #2 Anton Zuiker
    April 11, 2009

    Was a blast. Thanks for the experience – my first Seder.

  3. #3 deborah
    April 12, 2009
  4. #4 Coturnix
    April 12, 2009

    That’s funny – Passover in 140 or less characters. How about:

    – They tried to kill us. We survived. Let’s eat.

    Which summarizes all the other Jewish holidays as well….

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