Monday, April 18, 2011

That's My World -- matza

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Goodbye bread.
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Hello matza.
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Pesach begins this evening.
No bread for us, or any food with leavening, for the seven days of Passover.
Jews who observe the biur chamtetz ritual burned their last remaining morsels of bread in little bonfires this morning.
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For more fun posts about matza and for the deeper meaning of the "bread of affliction," you are welcome to click on my label MATZA.
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I'm getting ready to take the last bus from my village up to Jerusalem for the seder meal.
See ya later. Chag sameach--happy holiday!
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23 comments:

LauraX said...

Chag sameach dear one...may your journey be blessed!

VP said...

I am happily already eating our 'colomba' (dove)...

Reader Wil said...

Blessed Passover, Dina. We also have our Holy Week. Lots of things to commemorate.

Anonymous said...

Chag sameach, Dina! Wishing you a blessed week. MaryA.

JM said...

Happy Pesach, Dina!

Birdman said...

... and Happy Passover to you!

Kay said...

Happy holiday to you, Dina. I didn't know you had to burn all your bread for the holidays. Have a peaceful, time.

Sara said...

I can't think of anything more special than being in Jerusalem during this season...you are blessed.

Rayna Eliana said...

Happy Pesach!

Kate said...

May your Passover be one which gives you peace and contentment. I agree: may your journey be blessed.

Rob and Mandy said...

Chag sameach to you! Christian Easter, la semana santa or holy week started here today as well, and all the processions started already, with the Ku Klux Klan lookalikes.

VP said...

Chag sameach, Dina!

Arija said...

Enjoy your traditional Passover rituals Dina. Tradition is so important.

One tradition I do not hold with is the burning of bread. To me, having lived through a severe famin for two years, that is sacrilege.

J Bar said...

Quite interesting to learn about the various traditions around the world.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for teaching me something that I did not know before.
Happy Holidays for you all.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, Dina.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Pietro said...

Happy Holiday to you, Dina.
We are in the Holy Week, prayers and reflections in these days.

Petrea Burchard said...

Happy holiday, Dina! Enjoy the seder.

spacedlaw said...

This period always makes me remember an ex-colleague of mine. He would respect the no leavened bread rule and a few more but would normally eat pork arguing that this rule had no more standing in modern society. So every year at Pessah he always moaned about no more pork pies for him (he is English). I wonder if he still does...

crederae said...

Beautiful Dina, thanks for this beautiful photo on bread and the essence of life and kosher.
HAPPY HOLIDAY to you also my friend.
love and light shalom.

crystal said...

Happy Pesach :)

Ann said...

we have nutella but I don't know about Matza.

Suzanne said...

Chag Sameach Dina!