Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Disturbing Tuesday Commentary

     One new tradition for Pesach is to put an orange on a seder plate to honor women. That's all well and good, but if I were creating seder plate traditions, I would include a prune, and I'd put it right next to the matzah.

5 comments:

sideshow bob said...

I wish I was Jewish so I could make a joke here...oh well, at least you made me learn something today, Scott. Jesus loves you...just kidding!

Mike said...

No, SS Bob. You were right. Jesus loves us all. Even Scott.

ORF said...

But, Mike, Jews eat babies. How can Jesus love someone like that? Oooh, I wonder if Rick Santorum is half-Jewish or something!!

Scott, I got the prune joke. It was hilarious. Is the orange thing a new addition to the halachah?

Shannon said...

I celebrated Pesach for the first time last year (my boyfriend grew up Jewish) and dearly wished there had been a prune on the seder plate.

Scott said...

ORF, no - it's just a new tradition started by feminists. The original ideas was to use crusty bread and to say that lesbians were as welcome to Judaism as a piece of crusty bread. But bread is verboten during Pesach, so they toned it down to an orange, saying a woman is as welcome in Judaism as an orange is at a seder - and then voila, an orange is produced at the seder.