Thursday, March 27, 2014
If you've walked down the supermarket aisles in any Jewish community lately, you're already very aware that Passover is just around the corner. Looking at the calendar, we see that it's less than three weeks away.
Pesach time usually brings out the comedic and musical talents of a growing number of video humorists, and we will be combing the Internet for the best and most unusual expressions surrounding this most observed of all Jewish holidays.
Last year a popular video was circulating that depicted funny things that people say on Pesach. For some unexplained reason, there were no women in the video. This year, Orli Katz took note of that absence and wrote, directed, and acted in a new video titled Things Women Say on Pesach.
The actors in this video are all female, but there is one man making a cameo appearance. The scene is a seder at the in-laws, with all the tensions evident in such a gathering. The seder is kind of dysfunctional, but we suspect that you'll find a spark of familiarity here and there, based on sedarim that you've participated in over the years. One innovation in the seder that made us chuckle was the addition of a fifth child, the spoiled child, to the familiar wise, wicked, simple children and the child who doesn't know how to ask.
This year, our own seder will be in Jerusalem with children, grandchildren, family, and friends, where we'll also be giving lectures on Jewish humor. Watch for more funny Passover videos in the next few weeks.
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