Monday, May 7, 2012
Just when we put away the last of our Passover dishes and thought that anything to do with a seder was another year away, along comes collegehumor.com with an irreverent and funny twist on the idea of a seder.
Last Friday was May 4, a day of no special significance except that the community of Star Wars aficionados has adopted it as an annual day of celebration. Why? "May the Fourth be With You," of course.
The College Humor twist is to conduct a seder for Star Wars Day, reading from a Haggadah-like book containing many references to the beloved science fiction series of films and including seder-like activities like removing drops of wine from the cup to remember the sacrifices made by the brave X-Wing pilots and dipping a bitter herb in salt water just like Han Solo was dipped in Carbonite.
May the Fourth always be with us. Enjoy!
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(A tip of the kippah to Esther Kustanowitz for bringing this video to our attention.)