Happy Jewish Easter, Ricochet!

 

chineseAs you know, it is our new annual custom on Ricochet to celebrate a traditional Jewish Easter. Why a traditional Jewish Easter? For the same reason that—God forbid–should you need to go to the emergency room today, the odds are high that you will be treated by a nice, sober Jewish doctor. (So be sure to wear your best undies, ladies, just in case!)

Of course, on Ricochet we welcome everyone of any faith, creed or color, so long as she’s on the center-right side of the political spectrum and obedient to our sacred Code of Conduct.

So today we’ll also be celebrating Druze, Rastafarian, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Sikh, Bahá’í, Shinto, Zoroastrian, Manichaeian, Bábist, Confucian, Muslim, Taoist, Wicca, Druid, Santeria, Falun Gong, and plain old Godless Easter, as well as lonely Christians without anywhere to go on Easter Easter, Christians who just have to get away from their in-laws for a few minutes or they’re going to lose it Easter, and Easter for Jews who like bunnies, chocolate, church bells, and springtime.

So please, share your faith’s special Easter traditions, especially if they involve getting all lathered up at the sight of some shmendrick wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt. Because really, that’s what Ricochet’s all about, whatever your faith.

Happy Easter to all!

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  1. Tuck Inactive
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    Happy Jewish Easter, Claire!

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  2. Claire Berlinski Editor
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    @Claire

    Tuck:Happy Jewish Easter, Claire!

    Thank you! I just went for a beautiful Easter morning walk in Paris–the sun is finally out, church bells are ringing, and everyone was buying last-minute delicacies for Easter lunch. I would have stayed out in the sunshine all day, but for my commitment to Jewish Easter on Ricochet: So this had better be the best Jewish Easter on Ricochet ever. It’s competing against Paris in the Spring.

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  3. user_44643 Inactive
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    @MikeLaRoche

    I’m sleeping in, as usual!

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  4. user_358258 Member
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    @RandyWebster

    I can’t quite put my finger on the contradiction there.  The sleeping in part, not the Jewish Easter part.

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  5. Matede Inactive
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    @MateDe

    As much as id love to curl up on the couch with some Chinese food today, I have to clean up and cook for 20 people. happy easter ricochet, Jewish and otherwise.

    Off to mass

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  6. user_521942 Member
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    @ChrisWilliamson

    Chinese for Easter? I think I’ll try that today!

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  7. Valiuth Inactive
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    Well as long as you eat Lamb your okay in my book for Easter, which is why I recimend Indian food instead of Chinese.

    As a Norse paga I like to celebrate Easter by remembering the sack of Paris by Ragnar Lodbrok.

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  8. Claire Berlinski Editor
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    @Claire

    618_348_pascal-trotte-roughI’m afraid the traditional Jewish Easter meal became an untraditional French picnic. I passed the fromagerie and thought, “That sounds much better than Chinese.” I came home laden with all sorts of tasty, unpasteurized, flavorful, and ultra-buttery French dairy products. I’d probably be facing time as a dangerous criminal if I had this much raw milk in my home in the US.

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  9. Cato Rand Inactive
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    Mr. Rand and I are celebrating gay Easter by sleeping in, to be followed by going out for a lavish brunch.  Pretty much nothing brings out the brunch bling like Easter.

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  10. Doctor Robert Member
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    Claire Berlinski:618_348_pascal-trotte-roughI’m afraid the traditional Jewish Easter meal became an untraditional French picnic. I passed the fromagerie and thought, “That sounds much better than Chinese.” I came home laden with all sorts of tasty, unpasteurized, flavorful, and ultra-buttery French dairy products. I’d probably be facing time as a dangerous criminal if I had this much raw milk in my home in the US.

    Looks good, Claire, have a bite for me!  But I thought that the EU had forbidden “tasty, unpasteurized, flavorful, and ultra-buttery French dairy products” as being outside their hygienic code.  Nes pas?

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  11. Claire Berlinski Editor
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    @Claire

    Randy Webster:I can’t quite put my finger on the contradiction there. The sleeping in part, not the Jewish Easter part.

    I do not think Mike is guilty of outright mendacity, but let’s face it: We have not yet invented a device that allows a member of Ricochet to sleep and join the conversation at the same time. So yes, this comment is a bit hard to understand.

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  12. Claire Berlinski Editor
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    @Claire

    Doctor Robert:Looks good, Claire, have a bite for me! But I thought that the EU had forbidden “tasty, unpasteurized, flavorful, and ultra-buttery French dairy products” as being outside their hygienic code.

    Not at all. There are some things even the EU knows better than to try.

    ”If we had to pasteurize our cheeses,” said Jean Pierre Moreau, a cheese maker in the Loire Valley, ”there would have been a revolution.”

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  13. Sandy Member
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    Heaven forfend ! I should think that the French would go to the barricades on that one. One can even find lots of raw-milk cheese in the U.S.

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  14. MLH Inactive
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    Claire Berlinski:618_348_pascal-trotte-roughI’m afraid the traditional Jewish Easter meal became an untraditional French picnic. I passed the fromagerie and thought, “That sounds much better than Chinese.” I came home laden with all sorts of tasty, unpasteurized, flavorful, and ultra-buttery French dairy products. I’d probably be facing time as a dangerous criminal if I had this much raw milk in my home in the US.

    Oooh la la!

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  15. Zafar Member
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    HJE all.  I made ghormeh sabzi in your honour.  Who’s eating what?

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  16. Valiuth Inactive
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    Zafar:HJE all. I made ghormeh sabzi in your honour. Who’s eating what?

    Well in any good Romanian home one has lamb both roast (slow cooked till it falls of the bone) and rack of lamb (grilled), eggs ( hard boiled and colored a deep blood red), and of course a traditional cheese pie called Pasca, we also make a meat pie out of lamb organs called Drob. Also we have potatoes, cucumber salad, radishes, farious cold cuts and cheese, radishes, tomatoes, and bread (what European meal is ever complete without bread?). Also some nice red wine.

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  17. MLH Inactive
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    Valiuth, that sounds sooo yummy. Well, except the Drob.

    I need to go get some lamb chops (just my Dad and me).

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  18. Cato Rand Inactive
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    Zafar:HJE all. I made ghormeh sabzi in your honour. Who’s eating what?

    I suspect we will overdo it on the raw bar.

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  19. Aaron Miller Member
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    “I shall not die, but live and declare the deeds of the Lord.” http://www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/118:17

    Happy Easter, Claire. We Christians never leave behind the gifts of the Jews. Every Sunday, we read the Psalms. .

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  20. Indaba Member
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    Happy Easter.

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  21. Ryan M Member
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    Claire Berlinski: so long as she’s on the center-right side of the political spectrum

    what, no men?

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  22. Claire Berlinski Editor
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    Ryan M:

    Claire Berlinski: so long as she’s on the center-right side of the political spectrum

    what, no men?

    Wicca men are welcome, too, of course. I look forward to hearing more from the Wicca Men of Ricochet.

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  23. Red Feline Inactive
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    Nowadays I celebrate the Spring Solstice. I celebrate the wonder of the universe, and, having read anonymous’s Saturday Science post, today am especially celebrating the beauty of the solar system of which we are a tiny, minuscule part. The Life Force that I can feel pervading me and my life, the Spirit of Reason, the Spirit of Empathy and Compassion, the Spirit of New Growth, fills me with joy! 

    I celebrate the human primate, and trust that, as a work in progress, it will evolve to become less arrogant and violent. I celebrate all the different religious ideologies, when they work together to understand and tolerate each other, realizing that they are all looking at the same Source through a different prism.

    May G-d, Jesus Christ, Allah, the Brahman, the Eternal Heaven of Taoism, and all the other many revelations of the Divine, fill those who can feel the Spirit, with spiritual bliss!

    Happy Passover, Easter, etc., to all!

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  24. Michael Collins Member
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    Claire Berlinski:

    Randy Webster:I can’t quite put my finger on the contradiction there. The sleeping in part, not the Jewish Easter part.

    I do not think Mike is guilty of outright mendacity, but let’s face it: We have not yet invented a device that allows a member of Ricochet to sleep and join the conversation at the same time. So yes, this comment is a bit hard to understand.

    Maybe he is just dreaming that he is on Ricochet.

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  25. Claire Berlinski Editor
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    @Claire

    Red Feline:Nowadays I celebrate the Spring Solstice. I celebrate the wonder of the universe, and, having read anonymous’s Saturday Science post, today am especially celebrating the beauty of the solar system of which we are a tiny, minuscule part.

    I celebrate the human primate, and trust that, as a work in progress, it will evolve to become less arrogant and violent. …

    It’s all good, so long as your first reaction to the shmendrick in the Che Guevara T-shirt is, Che Guevara isn’t cool.

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  26. thebeekeeperkissedme Inactive
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    I loved the clip, thanks. My family tends to the right hand screen. I am now fully up to date on who is dying, near death, or cheating death, after Easter lunch with my parents. Consisted of: Pickled herring, vodka, hard boiled eggs, vodka, lamb, and more v…

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  27. Valiuth Inactive
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    MLH:Valiuth, that sounds sooo yummy. Well, except the Drob.

    I need to go get some lamb chops (just my Dad and me).

    The Drob is  the best part! No really wrapped in puff pastry seasoned with parsley and scallions the organs well simmered and finely minced… really it has more the taste of a pate. A fine texture with just the slightest hint of liver and lambiness.

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  28. Valiuth Inactive
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    Claire Berlinski:

    Ryan M:

    Claire Berlinski: so long as she’s on the center-right side of the political spectrum

    what, no men?

    Wicca men are welcome, too, of course. I look forward to hearing more from the Wicca Men of Ricochet.

    I believe they are called “Warlocks”.

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  29. Petty Boozswha Inactive
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    Happy Easter to all, Claire this holiday meal alone would have made a brief trip to Poland worth your while. I just returned from my boys’ grandma’s house [ex mother in law, it’s complicated] with the ham, babka, lamb cake [cake shaped like a lamb, not really a lamb cake] in short a feast you would want to end the kind of winter we’ve had here in the eastern USA. Hope everyone feels as content as I do right now.

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  30. user_44643 Inactive
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    Michael Collins:

    Claire Berlinski:

    Randy Webster:I can’t quite put my finger on the contradiction there. The sleeping in part, not the Jewish Easter part.

    I do not think Mike is guilty of outright mendacity, but let’s face it: We have not yet invented a device that allows a member of Ricochet to sleep and join the conversation at the same time. So yes, this comment is a bit hard to understand.

    Maybe he is just dreaming that he is on Ricochet.

    Never underestimate Texan ingenuity.

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