Happy Passover to all of our Jewish bloggers and readers!

I will be attending a Seder tonight with friends. There is a long suspicion that I married a Jewish girl because of a notorious addiction to Matzo ball soup. Growing up in a Jewish neighborhood, I developed a lifelong addiction to the stuff — becoming an embarrassment at Seder in returning repeatedly for bowl after bowl. (Leslie also makes killer rugelach, which explains why my stomach always passes over my belt on this night).

Best wishes to all of our Jewish members.

27 thoughts on “HAPPY PASSOVER!”

  1. Mike S:

    Wobderful to “hear” your blog voice again. Keep those dice spinning and stay on that roll.

  2. Yes, Happy Passover, especially to Mike.

    And speaking of delicious things, this is kinda cool and delicious.


  3. Yes, Happy Passover.

    Mike S. – You seem like such a good man. I wish you well. (The song you mentioned is one of my favorites, as is the one that follows.)

  4. To all of my Jewish friends and family as well.

    May kindness be shown unto you Mike and health be restored but remember

    “God said: Let there be lights in the vastness of sky to separate day from night… And they shall serve as lights in the vastness of space, to shine upon the earth. And it was so.”

    — Genesis 1:14

  5. Happy Passover to the whole motley bunch. Mike S., hope to have the benefit of your insights again very soon.

  6. Happy Passover to all the Turley bloggers!

    Hang in there Mike, my thoughts are with you.

    BTW, chicken soup is scientifically proved to be good for you and a curative for the common cold; matzo dumplings, liver dumplings and regular old dumplings (my grandmothers made them all) are a delicious way to guild the lily. Eat more chicken soup for a happier life 🙂

  7. Mike Spindell,

    Thank you for checking in with the group here. While I do not know much about anything Jewish, when I saw this thread’s title my immediate thought was to check to see if you posted.

    Good Luck and Health.

  8. Got distracted by memories of great beers, much more important than that unsolicited bit of opinion is: Happy Passover

  9. More or less tangentially, I highly recommend the He’Brew’s Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (their 13th Anniversary beer). Lenny Bruce’s R.I.P.A (rye IPA), is absurdly hoppy, but also good, and I’ve heard good things about the rest of their beers.

  10. What’s interesting about matzo ball soup is that it can be legally consumed on days other than the Passover holidays.

    Which means, of course, that one really doesn’t have to suffer through some three-hour amateur version of the genuine Full Megillah (he-he) five-hour sturm und drang production featuring the mumbled davening and swaying of those over 80 years of age, while everyone else stares at the porcelain patterns until their panic attack subsides.

    I can’t even enjoy a three-hour production anymore, because I know that Grandpa, rest his soul, would disapprove. So, I don’t do Passover anymore. Oh, and the fact that I no longer am compelled to celebrate the fact that the innocent sons of my ancestor’s supposed enemies were mysteriously slaughtered is just icing on the honeycake.

    Of course, this doesn’t mean that I don’t feel guilty for missing Passover – I am still a Jewish atheist after all.

  11. “Thank you for the timeless wisdom of the learned rabbi Mick ben Jagger.”

    Buddha Is Jealous He Didn’t Think Of That

    He was one of those wild Pharisee rabbis, wasn’t he Vince?

  12. Mazek tov, Mike. May the blessings of Passover bring you health and wealth.

    Thank you for the timeless wisdom of the learned rabbi Mick ben Jagger.

  13. Happy Passover, Mike.

    And thanks for making me crave brisket and kugel. 😀

    mmmmm kugel

    Your secret is safe with us. If the cardiologist tries to torture it out of me, I’m a Southerner. We’re taught fend him off with bacon-fu from an early age.

    As ever, wishing you a speedy recovery and a bored cardiologist.

  14. Jonathan and the Gang,
    Matzoh Ball soup is one of the best reasons I know for a Jewish Lifestyle. Then too there is Brisket and Potato Kugel. Like Las Vegas, what happens at a seder, stays at a seder and is never shared with one’s cardiologists.

    I appreciate the good will everyone’s shown me and assure you that it has a positive effect on my health. I’m hanging in there and especially trying hard not to make my ailment my life. Put into perspective by me my life has ben filled with love,luck and blessings. The dice are being metaphorically spun again for me and I’m hoping that once again my luck will hold out.

    Put another way: You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need.
    Love to All,

  15. Happy Passover….

    Exodus 12:21

    That ye shall say, It [is] the sacrifice of the LORD’S passover, who PASSED OVER the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.


  16. Yo Proff wear elastic waist bands…Though some of the stuff can be rather bland, stand up for the righteous man….

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