Thursday, June 11, 2009

Passover

Passover was techniquely April 8-15. I wanted to have Passover, but it wasn't coming together. (Actually, I was banned from having it so I didn't become a crazy person.) My parents came up to fix up one of their rentals and stay with us May 11-15 and my mom found a great Jewish law about how if someone in your family comes in contact with a dead body their family is allowed to have Passover a month later. This was perfect! We would actually be following real Passover rules. I tried to be Kosher, but I mainly just wanted our family to be able to experience a Passover meal like Jesus did. 
We had so much fun! It took us all day to set the table on the floor, cook the Kosher Salt Encrusted Prime Rib, and make the Kosher Gateau au Chocolat Cake. The kids loved making the Charoset for the Sedar plates, scroll name tags and Matzoh Buttercrunch. Their favorite things about the actual Passover was eating on the floor, all the grape juice they could drink, washing your hands over and over with the wash basin and the Baytzah (the egg). They did not care for the Karpas (parsley dipped in salt water).
I'm sure our Passover was very different from a real Jewish family's. For one, we kept relating everything to Jesus. Also we used a book about Passover which was written for little kids to understand and led us step by step through the Passover rituals. I hope we are able to do this every year. But Peter is going to have to keep in contact with the DOA's in April, because May was a way less stressful month for Passover.
 
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3 comments:

Mashel said...

oh you mean another "Floor dinner"? Of course they loved it! ha ha, Eben loved having the floor dinner when we were there too! I guess this one was a little more special. What a cool idea. You always come up with the coolest ideas...you should write a book.

Deb said...

Great idea! What fun! What is the name of the book you used? I'd love some help in that area! :-) I tried to do this kind of thing around Easter but it was my first year and didn't really get all of the stuff done that I wanted... sounds like you feel my pain! ha! :-) Anyway, I'd love to used that book you mentioned and get some ideas! Way to go!

Tiffany said...

This sounds like such a blast Amber! Was everything you guys made yummy? Like "make when it isn't passover" good? Sounds like fun!