Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The Bread of Affliction
It's Passover, which means that I'm not supposed to be eating bread of any sort. Not even crackers! This is supposed to remind me of the exodus from Egpyt, when the Jews (who were slaves in Egypt) had to hurry to leave before the Pharaoh changed his mind. They didn't have time to let their bread rise, so they had to cook it in its unleavened state. The matzo we eat at Passover is supposed to remind us of this unleavened bread our ancestors ate. The problem for me is that matzo is basically a big ol' cracker, and you know how I feel about crackers. I love them.