Mar 15, 2008

I faltered, but hey, Kosher for Passover! W00t!

I'll just say this: I succumbed to the pull of the computer around noon today, after becoming unsettled by the silence in my apartment. I subsequently went out and bought a radio today (people buy radios!?). Luckily, there isn't a "say 300 hail Mary's" kind of thing on my plate. Phew! Dodged a bullet there.

I have a video blog in the work about my myriad books, my stacks of books, my bags full of books that I schlepped across the city and spent nearly five hours at the Argo Tea tonight. You see, I'm going to Brandeis on Thursday and attending a class taught by Antony Polonsky, so what have I been doing? Yes, reading the required readings for the class. Lots of stuff about Jewish-Polish relations and the apologetics surrounding the whole ordeal. I have to say, of all Holocaust research, I find the Polish-Jewish conflict the most troubling and fascinating. I find the Polish-sympathizing papers to be frustrating. ARGH! But yes, video blog coming up.

So I just wanted to stop in and say ... I went to the store tonight and they had miniature AISLES set up with Kosher for Passover stuff! We're talking dressings and candy and meat and ... my G-d. I'm *actually* going to be able to be fully Kosher for Passover, folks. (Note: I've been doing the Passover thing for several years, and I really don't hate Matzo, and I avoid chametz entirely, but having actual, certified products? Exciting!) And the gigantic boxes of matzo? I mean, hot. I don't think I need to buy a 12-pack, but I do love my matzo pizza. And when I say love, I mean, LOVE. I fully intend on eating it for at least one meal a day throughout Pesach. The only thing that really took me by surprise was ... well ... gefilte fish patties, in a box. Ew :(

You can color me EXCITED, is basically what I'm saying. Yipee! This means I won't have to trek up to Skokie to get my Pesach goods. The only thing I didn't see on the shelves, though, was the Kosher for Passover soda -- but this is okay, since, well, I don't drink soda but once a month or so.


Anonymous said...

You're embarking on a beautiful journey I only wish I had discovered at your age. I'm gay, so it's impossible for me to be orthodox, but I would do in a second. Enjoy your time at Brandeis, and don't be so damned hard on yourself. Your vigor, rigor, and gumption in your Judaism is only to be admired.


Schvach said...

But Sam, being gay doesn't negate your obligation as a Jew to adhere to the mitzvot. If you're not able to follow one of the mitzvot, do the others anyway. This is what the Lubavitchers teach, and believe me, there are gay Lubavitchers. As for your avera concerning sex - there's always Yom Kippur.

Anonymous said...

True, Schvach. Very true. Thank you for that.


chaviva said...

Sam, Thank you much. And Schvach, very good point on that one.

KosherAcademic said...

Oh, you'll have to check my blog for recipes - I have a great matzah lasagna, etc. You HAVE to check it out!

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