April 17, 2011
I will be traveling to NYC tomorrow to celebrate the Passover seders with my family, and to see a bit of art. Passover is a holiday that I enjoy: I like the ceremony of reading the haggadah (although I just listen) and eating the special foods. I even enjoy giving up bread for the week and eating lots and lots of matzoh, crumbled with milk and sugar for breakfast, made into pancakes, or slathered with the Sephardic version of haroseth, date butter.
So I wish all my Jewish friends a happy Passover and a pleasant spring week. This holiday, which is a celebration of the Jews' ancient release from bondage, is also a time to wish that all the peoples of the world who yearn for justice and freedom are able to achieve their goals.