Yesterday, we announced the winner of our Best Ever contest. Here’s another of our favorite entries.
I wasn’t kidding when I said there were more than a few stories about underage drinking. No, I’m not going to post the names of everyone who submitted stories about their 4-year-olds sneaking a bottle of candy-flavored wine and getting toasted — what, you want that the police should crash every seder in town?! Instead, I’m just going to share this one with you.
Far and away, this was a favorite among all the MJL staff. It’s a shorty, but it’s a sweetie. Thanks to Art Siegal of Seattle, WA, for sharing this fond memory…and let’s take it as a morality lesson for the rest of us.
When I was 8 years old living in a small town in New Mexico the three Jewish families in town held a joint Seder.
I was encouraged to drink the four cups. Even though they were small I got drunk, sick and vomited. I was miserable.
Alcohol has not passed my lips since, and I am now 91.
Come back to hear more Best Seders Ever for the rest of this week, only on MyJewishLearning.
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.)