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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

TEN THINGS TO REMEMBER TO DO BEFORE PESACH

 

1. Panic

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2. Think of the number of rooms you have.

Then count up of the number of wardrobes /  closets /drawers / desks /  shelves / boxes you have in each room.

Multiply it by the number of children who make a mess ( are there any other sort of children?)

Divide it by the number of days until Pesach

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3. Decide you should have started Pesach cleaning  six months ago.

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4. Remember that in the ‘old days’, before Pesach, they used to just ‘shave off’ the top layer of their wooden table to reveal beneath it a completely clean unused tabletop Pesach.

5. DON’T try that with your dining room table that you were given by your in-laws when you got married.

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6. Remember the Rabbanim say it is definitely wrong to dread Pesach more than Tisha Be’Av.

I’m working very hard on that one.

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7. Remember, Dust is not Chametz and your children should not be turned into Pesach sacrifices.

I remember only too well how  I neglected my kids the weeks before Pesach  when they were young..

I just pray my children don’t treat my grandchildren so badly.

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8. Yes, that green sludge at the bottom of your child’s ‘tik ochel’ was once up on a time a time a delicious sandwich.

Does it still count as “chametz”?

Who cares – you don’t really want to leave it there  another year do you??

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9. Remember all new “olim”. There’s only one Seder night here. If you sleep through it, from  exhaustion,  there’s no action-replay the next night.

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10. A couple of days ago my daughter asked me to go with her to a “ how to get organized” evening – she’d tried all her sisters and none of them were interested!!

“ OK” I said “When and where is it?”

Her answer ?

“ I don’t know I can’t find  the advert”

(Gimmee a break – that is just tooo stupid to be made up)

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2 comments:

Adam Ehad said...

An Israeli blogpost of the week!
(See http://writersinjerusalem.blogspot.com/2010/02/israeli-blogpost-of-week_17.html)

שמואל בלוך said...

Now that everything that should have been done, either has or hasn't been done; now that I'm finally beginning to recover from the exhaustion of weeks of cleaning, shopping, cooking etc.; now that I successfully got through the Seder night without falling asleep in the middle, I've finally found time to sit down at the computer & read this blog! Fantastic - I'll try to remember it all for next year!