I’m not even going to try to cover all the Passover happenings in Internetland. I’m just going to throw it out to you — and you can try to keep up with them all (or not).
And while you’re reading, we’ll start you off with some perusing music.
* The new single by Darshan, “Chad Gadya,” was released yesterday. You can listen to or download it right here, for free.
* Have you sold your chametz yet? Chabad.org’s online chametz seller is a trusty path — and, while you’re there, you can sign up for a daily email reminder to count the Omer — since, as of the second night of Passover, the game is on. The USCJ’s Koach.org also has a online submission form.
* In Melbourne, Rabbi Meir Rabi introduces “laffa style” soft matzah — which has always been available in Israel for Sephardim (and anyone who likes to live on the edge), but not as readily purchasable in such Ashkenazi-centric areas as, well, Australia. However, as Galus Australis‘s David Werdiger reports, not everyone appreciates its newfound availability. Werdiger writes:
When you consider that the Pascal offering was a young lamb, cooked on a spit, and it was not permitted to break any of its bones, the whole seder is looking more and more like a family barbeque. Picture the lamb roasting on the spit, with people carefully carving off meat onto a plate. As per Hillelâ€™s custom, they would then place a quantity of the lamb slices into their pita-style matzah, and add some bitter maror (shredded horseradish or perhaps harif), and voila! You have perhaps the first documented shawarma!
(In the article, Werdiger also notes that Wikipedia hat-tips Hillel in their article about the invention of the sandwich.)
* Finished with the song? Good. Because now you can tune in to G-dcast‘s tremendous new Passover episode featuring the Four Children (and a bunch more).
The Passover Seder…With the Four Sons! from G-dcast.com
More Torah cartoons at www.g-dcast.com
Pronounced: SAY-der, Origin: Hebrew, literally “order”; usually used to describe the ceremonial meal and telling of the Passover story on the first two nights of Passover. (In Israel, Jews have a seder only on the first night of Passover.)
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.