Wednesday

the alternative passover service book

...and these bitter herbs symbolise the bitter tears our ancestors cried as they struggled for freedom...

...and this roasted lamb shank represents the sacrifice our ancestors made...

...and this burnt egg represents the new life that we began in freedom, which for some reason has not been fertilised...

...and this apple pie represents the houses we were forced to build in bondage, surrounding the soft, delicious egyptians...

...and this milk and honey represents our culture, transferred from parent to child like a mother's milk, flavoured with the product of communal industry like the kibutz...

...and this gold-rimmed plate represents the 'gilt' which we must bear for not remembering and feeling bad for the hardship our ancestors suffered...

...and this chicken soup represents the watery grave our pursuers died in, when they were swallowed by the salty, celery-flavoured sea...

...and this argument about why we still recite this ceremony represents the arguments our ancestors had with god about the ludicrous acts he had us perform in his name...

...and this horseradish represents the mortar with which we built the egyptians' buildings...

...and this family gathering is smaller than it used to be, which represents the declining population of jews...

...and this hunt for the matzoh represents... ok, i really don't know this one.
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