A Joyous Passover! We're attending a Seder dinner tonight

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    Apr 06, 2012 9:06 PM GMT
    My husband & I have been honored with an invite to attend a private Seder dinner tonight, with friends of ours. We aren't Jewish, but we attend Temple services when invited and we're always very moved by their beauty. I might add that we are the only non-relatives of this gay couple who will be attending, so we are doubly honored.

    We're bringing some Kosher wine, as requested. And also a thumb drive with the pics I took almost 2 weeks ago, of the 60th birthday party for one of our hosts, so they can copy it to their computer. Plus I created a slideshow of it on my new iPad, that if our hosts like, I will set up to run continuously during the cocktail hour we're having.

    To all my Jewish friends here, a joyous Passover to you all!
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    Apr 06, 2012 9:07 PM GMT
    Can you pass over the taters?

    LOL All joking aside.. have fun! and mazel tov!
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    Apr 06, 2012 9:40 PM GMT
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    Apr 06, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    I always wanted to attend one and see how "the other side" does it.



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    Apr 06, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    We are going to a seder/hoedown tomorrow afternoon. We just did hroset for 34 (about 1 gallon) and will peel 34 hard-boiled eggs later tonight.

    Btw, never go to a seder hungry. Depending on the customs it might take a long time until the real food arrives at the table.
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    Apr 06, 2012 11:18 PM GMT
    Wow that sounds so cool, and you tell us more about your experience afterwards? Also do you attend other gay-related events or is this your first?
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    Apr 07, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    theOGOG saidWow that sounds so cool, and you tell us more about your experience afterwards? Also do you attend other gay-related events or is this your first?

    Do I attend other gay-related events? This new RJ member doesn't know me very well, does he? LOL!

    That's OK, you also sent me a nice e-mail, to which I've replied, I hope with equal good grace.

    And as I wrote to you: "We just returned, 5 hours there. It was lovely and very moving. Each one of us took turns reading passages from individual copies of the Haggadah. We ate all the traditional foods in order, and drank the wine. I hope I can attend a Seder every Passover from now on."

    BTW, this wasn't a gay event. Our hosts and good friends are gay, but the focus was on the traditional Jewish celebration. It had no connection with being gay ourselves, nor was any emphasis placed on our orientation.

    Indeed, much of our pre-dinner conversation wasn't about gay topics at all, but about the Trayvon Martin killing, since one of our hosts is a teacher at his school in Miami. He stressed how upset both teachers & students who knew Trayvon are, about the right-wing lies and distortions regarding his life. He was an excellent student and a friendly young man, not at all the "thug" the Right is trying to portray for their own agenda. And thin as a rail, we were told, so that any of us could have physically overpowered him with little trouble.

    So that was our Seder, not a gay event in any way. And again, wishes for a good Passover to all who keep it.
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    Apr 07, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidMy husband & I have been honored with an invite to attend a private Seder dinner tonight, with friends of ours. We aren't Jewish, but we attend Temple services when invited and we're always very moved by their beauty. I might add that we are the only non-relatives of this gay couple who will be attending, so we are doubly honored.

    We're bringing some Kosher wine, as requested. And also a thumb drive with the pics I took almost 2 weeks ago, of the 60th birthday party for one of our hosts, so they can copy it to their computer. Plus I created a slideshow of it on my new iPad, that if our hosts like, I will set up to run continuously during the cocktail hour we're having.

    To all my Jewish friends here, a joyous Passover to you all!


    And I second that!
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    Apr 07, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
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    I love the fact that you have me blocked. Now I have to click "quote" to see who the dumbass is.
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    Apr 07, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
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    Anduru saidtumblr_lo1qiwCiYS1qzgmxb.gif
    I love the fact that you have me blocked. Now I have to click "quote" to see who the dumbass is.
    Anduru is blocked by most here.icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 07, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    In this case it's just that he has his profile hidden.
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    Apr 07, 2012 5:10 AM GMT
    That sounds like a lot of fun! Glad you and your partner are so kind and open minded about these sort of things ;-)
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    Apr 07, 2012 5:46 AM GMT
    TropicalMark saidAnduru is blocked by most here.icon_wink.gif

    Certainly by me. I tried to be good natured about his insults, his constant ridiculing about my age, even laugh and play along with him.

    But this very immature young man made it evident his insults were for his own pleasure, at my expense. Another variant of the online bully profile.

    Problem for him is, I don't give ground to bullies. And certainly not ones who are too wet behind the ears to warrant anyone's serious consideration. Amusing to see his gifs, but beyond that, there is... meh.
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    Apr 07, 2012 5:58 AM GMT
    Josh1992 saidThat sounds like a lot of fun! Glad you and your partner are so kind and open minded about these sort of things ;-)

    Thanks, but we don't think in terms of being "open minded" in this case, which hints at condescension.

    Rather, we think in terms of equality, and exploring. These are our friends, celebrating something very important to them. And they honored us with an invitation. I don't see anything open-minded about our acceptance - our first concern is our obligation to our friends.

    The engine that drives me is respect and good manners. Whether I'm also being open-minded I don't know. I think I'm on a different but parallel path.

    So that sharing the Seder with our friends isn't being open-minded, but simply the behavior of friendship. With our reward that we experienced something very beautiful, that we hope we can do again.
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    Apr 07, 2012 9:51 AM GMT
    THis is one of my first Passovers away from home. I am not Jewish, but my father is, so we celebrate both holidays. Thanks for the well wishes. I did make sure I was home and in by sundown and had a decent dinner. Alone, sadly, as my husband was away at work and we still don't know many people in Florida.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the dinner! Passover is actually one of the better holidays on the Jewish holidays.

    Mavel Tov! Chag Sameach!

    It's weird, having grown up in two, well, three worlds. You do gain a certain perspective of things.

    Peace,
    Bardy
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    Apr 07, 2012 11:05 AM GMT
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    Apr 07, 2012 11:13 AM GMT
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    TropicalMark saidAnduru is blocked by most here.icon_wink.gif

    Certainly by me. I tried to be good natured about his insults, his constant ridiculing about my age, even laugh and play along with him.

    But this very immature young man made it evident his insults were for his own pleasure, at my expense. Another variant of the online bully profile.

    Problem for him is, I don't give ground to bullies. And certainly not ones who are too wet behind the ears to warrant anyone's serious consideration. Amusing to see his gifs, but beyond that, there is... meh.


    OMG talk about Pot calling Kettle Black, by both of you too.

    But Artie your story does change over the years, may come down to being ashamed of your past actions nd the many people they hurt, and want it to all go away, as the truth is not always nice; thus having to create a new facade, and you forget the many lies you have told over the years.icon_idea.gif