Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Anyone Else Hate Pesach? (Or at least the Ashkenazi Orthodox version?)

Last year, I did not go to my parents' house and instead had a non-traditional Pesach, complete with an "Eco-Seder," a Conservative seder, and a complete inattention to the holiday's particular kashrut laws.


This year, I'll be my parents' house and thus be subject to long Orthodox-style seders in which I will hear the same (LONG) d'var torahs I've already heard 20-some-odd times (some read directly out of haggadahs) and won't eat until almost midnight.

Then I will have an eight day stretch of matzah and potato starch. But no matzah balls or matzah lasagne or any other such delicious thing because my parents keep gebruchts. And naturally no rice, etc., because of kitniyot. My stomach aches in anticipation.

Yeah, I guess I should stop being so bitter and just try to enjoy what I've committed to doing. But I feel like whining right now. So that's what I'm doing.

On a more exciting note: I went to a Renewal service a few weeks back and it was AWESOME. I will report back on that experience soon.

8 comments:

kisarita said...

dumb question- why are you going? couldn't you visit them another time?

On Her Own said...

Yes, I know. Shavuot would've been much better. It was a very bad decision made on the spur of the moment which I now very much regret but very much have to deal with.

kisarita said...

Call your airline, maybe it's not too late

kisarita said...

I like my family's seder, the only thing bothering me is that my brother in law who told my sister not to talk to me will be there. And I'm expected not to sing in front of him. I hope it won't be an issue.

On Her Own said...

kisarita -- your brother-in-law told your sister not to talk to you?!?! That's terrible!!!! Who does that? She's your sister, for crying out loud.

I booked it on Priceline, which means either I go or I forfeit all the money I spent.

Jewish Atheist said...

Never again for me. I don't even go to Orthodox seders anymore. Life is too short for that nonsense. I'm going to my parents' for a meal on the last days so I can see my family without dealing with all that craziness.

Rabba bar bar Chana said...
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Philo said...

OHO,

How did it go?