|My sister Elaine preparing the potatoes before the Seder.|
|Traditional sweet wine and some of the Passover symbols on the plate.|
|Larry holds up the matzoh: "This is the bread of affliction"|
|Gefilte fish: a traditional appetizer.|
|Elaine's friend Jenny, and Len.|
|Matzoh-ball soup: another tradition.|
On Passover, I love the preparation and the enjoyment of being with friends and family, but I think about our grandmothers and great-grandmothers and all the work they did to prepare for the festival, especially during the early years when Jews were new immigrants to the US. Though I love the modern celebration, like last night's, I can't forget the way things were in the past and the problems the Jews of the world still face. For a longer description of my thoughts, see this post: Passover: Hardships of the Past.