Some ideas to discuss or posts to develop before next year’s Passover:
- Four Daughters: the haggadah I use, A Different Night, The Family Participation Haggadah, has many pictures of variations on the Four Sons. It also has one cartoon of four daughters. I thought it might be fun to come up with some ideas for the four daughters.
- I could do a post with thumbnails of as many different artworks related to Yitziat Mizrayim (the Exodus from Egypt) as I can find in public domain (older than 50 years so no problem copying the image).
- Ten Plagues: we have a bag of ten plagues. You could buy one, or we could discuss ideas for putting together a bag in a creative manner.
- American Jewish history: my brother-in-law had the Maxwell House haggadah. It has some nice tidbits from American Jewish Passovers past, such as the time some Civil War soldiers didn’t have the ingredients to make charoset, so they put a brick in the middle of their seder table.
- Speaking of charoset, I ended up being the one to make it for our seder – I’ve never made it before. The mom who was making it got distracted by her baby, so my sister-in-law said, can you make it? I peeled two more apples (were there 6 all together?), poured in some grape juice, and mixed in cinnamon and a bag of finely chopped walnuts. My niece wanted to add dates, but they were nowhere to be found. Tasted delicious as is. Charoset is my favorite Passover food. I love the korach sandwich, with romaine lettuce and matza.
- Shfoch Hamatha – Pour Out Thy Wrath – this section of the seder was added around the time of the Crusades, as Jews experienced pogroms. How does one react to this paragraph today?
- Haggadot – do you have a favorite? My boys like The Animated Haggadah. Years ago at my cousin’s house I loved using a haggadah called the The Polychrome Historical Haggadah. It had sections of the haggadah colored by when the section was added. Uh, oh, I see on Amazon one priced at $2,500. Yikes.
Can you help elaborate on any of these ideas? Any in particular you would like to see as a post?
Some past Pesach posts: