Saturday, April 4, 2009

Pesach – Seder, Prep, Haggadah & Halacha

This year Pesach, I’m going miss Bedikas Chametz for the first time. I have class Tuesday night, a quiz and Homework do at that time as well, so I must go to class. My father reassures me that Bedikas Chametz is a man mitzvah because it’s a mitzvah that’s related to time. But yet, I’ve always enjoyed Bedikas Chametz, I was always the one to hide the 10 pieces of bread, make a list of where they are and watch my father look for it. It would be so much fun in the dark room where no one can talk, going around with a candle and picking up any little chametz we found and collecting the 10 pieces of bread. So I will be missing the experience this year, but hopefully the rest of Pesach will be memorable!

My favorite parts of Pesach are: 1- the Karpas- potato in salt water. 2- Leaning on a pillow, eating comfortably. 3- Lady fingers, or are they now called Fingers? 4- My grandmother’s sponge cake!

Pesach in the Blogosphere:
Note: They are separated in categories, with more than one post from quite a few bloggers.

To start off with, if you haven’t seen the Facebook Hagaddah yet, check it out!

There's also a Pesach website with lots of links including Pesach recipes.


  • Lakewood Falling Down has some really interesting Pesach minhagim. One of them is to sing a Mr. Potato Head song. It happened to be my little sister asked me to draw a picture for her to color in, so I went to Coloring Book and was scrolling through the images waiting for her to tell me which one to pick. Guess what she picked? Mr. Potato head! So I tried to copy the picture there, it was no way a good imitation but I’ll put it up anyways.
    Potato-Head Mr. Potato Head
  • Hadassah’s son writes a touching guest post about his Dream Seder.
  • G6’s family makes strawberry fluff for Pesach, she posts adorable pictures of her daughter when she was younger. She also shares some other Pesach rituals of Chocolate matzos and making animal noises by Chad Gadiah.
  • Frum College Girl writes about macaroons being the classic Pesach nosh.
  • Super Raizy shares an article of the all too common Pesach Seder.

Pesach Prep



30 comments: said...

Holy korban Pesach; how long did it take for you to put this anthology together?

G6 said...

What an amazing and COMPREHENSIVE list!
Thanks for linking several of my pre-pesach posts.
There are more to come!
Wishing everyone a Chag Kasher V'samech.

Lion of Zion said...

thanks for the links. (by maybe you should be helping you mom clean instead of spending so much time preparing this great list! then again i'm not one to talk, as i'm obviously not cleaning now either.)

can't your father just wait till you get home, or will it be too late for younger sibling(s)?

nmf #7 said...

Wow- majorly comprehensive list! Thanks for the link...
In my house, bedikas chametz can take a loooong time- maybe you'll catch the tail end?

shorty said...

Thanks for the link!!

(i'm stil frazzled!)

Leora said...

Wow! (I see others have had a similar reaction). I have some Pesach posts in my head, but I will probably need to do more Pesach prep instead of Pesach posting.

Thank you!

mikeinmidwood said...

Thanks for the link. I think I would have worded my ocd post a different way, but as long as they get the idea. Great wrap up. said...

Shalom and Hi to all, my name is Malcolm / Eli Ha-Levi being my Hebrew name. I love the design of this blog, very clean and clear; a great list of Pesach sites as well, more information to digest; thought I'd add my Pesach website link as well for your visitors. It has a Pesach recipe library, educational games and quizzes about Pesach, a countdown clock to Pesach, a chronological history of the Haggadah, and much more. I'm always adding new pages about Pesach and its connection to other topics.

Chag Pesach Sameach and Bivracha to all, and I'll check back here for more updates.

Malcolm / Eli Ha-Levi, BA, M.L.I.S. (professional librarian)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Lvnsm said...

interesting links

Guest said...

Thanks for placing me on this great list! Thank-you for reading!

Jew in the Suburbs

Ilana-Davita said...

Thanks for linking to my blog, several times.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

:) I forgot how long it took, but not that much, what took long was reading and commenting on the posts, the actual putting it together took not long at all.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanx again! :)
Your welcome!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Your welcome, lol, you have a point.
By the time I got home it was too late, but I did catch him in the middle of it, but it wasn't the same.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanks and Your welcome!
yea, so I ended up catching the tail end, but because it was the end I just didn't feel it.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Your Welcome :)

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

The actual Pesach Prep is what counts, so good for you!
Your welcome!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Your welcome!
ahh yes, sorry for that.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Sorry I didn't get to add your Pesach link beforehand.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...


Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Your Welcome!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Your welcome! said...

Shalom, that's OK, the search engines still index your posts and some people
likely still read
they may be looking for Pesach-related resources for whatever reason
(academic coursework for instance). You can still add it if you want. I have
a Pesach recipes library that can be used year round at: . Todah and thank you
in advance should you decide to add my home page link and/or recipes link.
Sincerely, Eli Ha-Levi, BA, M.L.I.S. (professional librarian)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

I have now edited the post to include your 2 links. said...

Thank you very much for the two links and I look forward to reading more
posts on The Jewish Side. Keep up the fabulous posting.
Sincerely, Eli Ha-Levi, BA, M.L.I.S. (professional librarian)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Your Welcome, and Thank you! 

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