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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:17 pm

Happy Passover, Chag Sameach.

Here are two stores closed due to passover observance.

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Interesting that thier closed, eh?
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Re: Happy Passover!

Postby dodecahedron on Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:23 am

Happy Passover!
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Postby JamieW on Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:57 am

I don't mind the matzoh with horseradish, don't mind it with the horseradish and apple mixture, but the parsley in salt water is just nasty. Makes my face contort.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:32 pm

that's just the point! it's supposed to taste absolutly nasty!
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Postby JamieW on Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:35 pm

I know, tears of bondage and all that. But seriously, couldn't it be some tasty tears?
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Apr 06, 2004 2:53 pm

JamieW wrote:tears of bondage

i must admit i've never heard that expression before.
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Postby JamieW on Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:13 pm

My experiences and research with the the seder and haggodah is that the salt water is to symbolize the tears shed as a result of slavery. What do you find it to symbolize?
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:58 pm

being a secular Jew in Israel, i've never given it any thought.
it's tradition, and you just go through the usual routine without thinking about it too much.
i'm sure i've learned something about it in kindergarden or 1st grade or whatnot, but who remembers ?

the Parsley you referred to is called "Maror" in the Haggadah. the word "Maror" is derived from "Mar" which means "bitter" in Hebrew. or maybe it's the Horseradish that is the Maror? i'm really not sure. was it the red horseradish that is called "Chazeret"?

even here in Israel where Hebrew is spoken, i don't know what Maror is supposed to be. i mean, there's no such vegetable at the green-grocer. it's "represented" by some other kind of green, it varies, different people use a different vegetable for it.

yesterday instead of parsley in saltwater i had a turnip in saltwater.
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:24 pm

dodecahedron wrote:being a secular Jew in Israel, i've never given it any thought.
it's tradition, and you just go through the usual routine without thinking about it too much.
i'm sure i've learned something about it in kindergarden or 1st grade or whatnot, but who remembers ?

the Parsley you referred to is called "Maror" in the Haggadah. the word "Maror" is derived from "Mar" which means "bitter" in Hebrew. or maybe it's the Horseradish that is the Maror? i'm really not sure. was it the red horseradish that is called "Chazeret"?

even here in Israel where Hebrew is spoken, i don't know what Maror is supposed to be. i mean, there's no such vegetable at the green-grocer. it's "represented" by some other kind of green, it varies, different people use a different vegetable for it.

yesterday instead of parsley in saltwater i had a turnip in saltwater.


I believe Maror is the horseraddish. We use celery for the parcley, beats me as far as the hebrew term goes. I like the apple mixture, can't remember the name, in my family, we call it the mortar.
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Postby TheWizard on Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:08 am

JamieW wrote:I don't mind the matzoh


You know what I wouldn't mind? Matzoh pasta. I spoke to some of my Jewish friends about this, but I couldn't get a clear-cut answer as to weather this stuff exists. If it doesn't, somebody should make it! It's a gold mine!
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:17 am

i've never heard of such a thing.
as i live in Israel, i'm probably as much an authority as anyone. if i haven't hread of it, it doesn't exist.

i think you can't make pasta out of Matza flour, has to do with the chemical characteristics of the flour.
they can't even make decent rolls out of Matza flour - their flavor is lousy and their texture/firmness is terrible!

a hamburger or a hot dog in a Matza-flour roll - yuck!
a pizza on Matza-flour dough - yuck!
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Postby TheWizard on Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:22 am

That's a pity. :( On the bright side though, it's still cool to say Matzoh pasta! It rolls off the tongue. :)
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:06 am

LOL

judging by the flavor of Matzo-flour rolls, pitas etc. i would say that Matzo-flour-pasta would be terrible so it's not really a great loss :D
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Postby JamieW on Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:02 am

There is matzoh pasta. It is not pleasant.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:45 pm

JamieW wrote:There is matzoh pasta. It is not pleasant.

wow.
i've never heard of it.
my wife's never heard of it.
mmm...
i defenitely believe you when you say it's not pleasant. :D
what is it like in terms of texture, shape etc.?
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Postby JamieW on Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:55 pm

It is kind of pasty. It just uses matzoh meal instead of flour. It is most like floppy motzah cracker/bread thing.
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:05 pm

Not to get too off-topic, but Jamie, your avatar looks like a young Chris Farley. :P
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:41 pm

JamieW wrote:There is matzoh pasta. It is not pleasant.


I was just going to post that. A friend of mine said he had some and hated it.
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