A Happy Easter and Joyous Passover to all our RJ buds and their families!

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    Apr 07, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
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    Apr 07, 2012 1:55 PM GMT
    Thank you. Happy Easter to you as well.
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    Apr 07, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    For those of you that dont like jelly beans, send em here!

    and please get all the ones on clearance monday and send em here as well!

    That is all!
    Now back to your regularly scheduled thread about happy Easter and a joyus Passover.
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    Apr 07, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidI want to wish all of RJ a great holiday too!



    We now return to our regularly-scheduled crankiness already in progress.
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    Apr 07, 2012 2:05 PM GMT
    Best wishes to all for a great Easter! Have a great weekend!

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    Apr 07, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    JPtheBITCH saidI want to wish all of RJ a great holiday too!



    We now return to our regularly-scheduled crankiness already in progress.
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    I Think he meant "crunky"...you know JP does this at home icon_lol.gif


    Happy Holiday to all here at RJ...Have a great weekend!
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    Apr 07, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    I LOVE Easter and Passover.

    It's where we celebrate the Three Wise Men following a trail of jellybeans and chocolate crucifixes to a sample sale in Boca. There, they wait for the baby Jesus to rise from the dead and refuse to pay retail.

    We are reminded that the Jews invented pastels not just so they could move Spring Career Suit Seperates but to differentiante the Shiksas.

    As the sun sets and we start hunting the bunnies for the their eggs, we are all reminded that despite our differences we all just want an excuse to eat processed foods.

    I LOVE the Holidays.
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    Apr 07, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
    A Happy Easter and Joyous Passover to all our RJ buds and their families!

    Thank you! And to you, as well!

    I mentioned in another thread we attended a private Passover Seder last night (Friday) with friends. I'd never done that before, each of us speaking the Haggadah responses in turn, and it was very beautiful & moving. We ritually ate the matzoh and maror, and it made me understand how much of the Christian Mass is taken from Hebrew roots.

    I sometimes attend temple services as a guest of Jewish friends, and I'm always struck by how much more humane and uplifting these worship services are. No talk of bloody, tortured sacrifice, of eating flesh and drinking blood and everlasting damnation, but about human kindness and godly love. If I weren't an Atheist I would choose to follow the Jewish faith.

    Good Passover to all our Jewish RJ members. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 07, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco said We ritually ate the matzoh and maror, and it made me understand how much of the Christian Mass is taken from Hebrew roots.

    Screw the maror: the Seder is all about charoses.

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    OK OK now I am hungry!

    Educate us! What is in or makes up charoses?
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    Apr 07, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    Art_Deco said We ritually ate the matzoh and maror, and it made me understand how much of the Christian Mass is taken from Hebrew roots.

    Screw the maror: the Seder is all about charoses.

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    We dipped parsley in salt brine and ate it. I love parsley, we grow it ourselves and I pluck and eat it like a treat. When I was a kid my late Father used to bring home great heaps of parsley from his grocery stores, as a special treat for me. I whispered to my partner sitting next to me: "When do we eat the bitter?"

    Yeah, we had charoses, too, and I cleaned my plate of every item passed around. I even finished my husband's plate, when he didn't want to eat more of his gefilte fish. A Seder is a helluva lot better than Communion wafers, I think Christians got the short end of the stick on that one.
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    Apr 07, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    and lets not forget the fried matzoh!!! same for the Gefilte fish and amazingly hot horse radish..... !!!!!
    my dog maccabee must be kosher, as he goes crazy for the gefilte fish, sans the horse radish of course, loves matzoh (the standard non salted if you please) and he also goes crazy every time i make the fried matzoh. he's also quite fond of my matzoh ball soup. what can i say, like 'aba' like 'ben'. after all, his akc given name is maccabee samual beh-aharon. icon_lol.gif
    hope all of my rj brothers have a great holiday.
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    Apr 07, 2012 3:55 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    TropicalMark said
    JPtheBITCH said
    Art_Deco said We ritually ate the matzoh and maror, and it made me understand how much of the Christian Mass is taken from Hebrew roots.

    Screw the maror: the Seder is all about charoses.

    1331926011_Charoses.jpg
    OK OK now I am hungry!

    Educate us! What is in or makes up charoses?

    Apples, nuts, cinnamon, wine. What could be bad? It's basically an apple pie without the crust.


    That sounds a lot more like a harvest festival type dish than a spring festival one
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    Apr 07, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    TropicalMark said
    JPtheBITCH said
    Art_Deco said We ritually ate the matzoh and maror, and it made me understand how much of the Christian Mass is taken from Hebrew roots.

    Screw the maror: the Seder is all about charoses.

    1331926011_Charoses.jpg
    OK OK now I am hungry!

    Educate us! What is in or makes up charoses?

    Apples, nuts, cinnamon, wine. What could be bad? It's basically an apple pie without the crust.
    Now I AM salivating!
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    Apr 07, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    JPtheBITCH said
    TropicalMark said
    JPtheBITCH said
    Art_Deco said We ritually ate the matzoh and maror, and it made me understand how much of the Christian Mass is taken from Hebrew roots.

    Screw the maror: the Seder is all about charoses.

    1331926011_Charoses.jpg
    OK OK now I am hungry!

    Educate us! What is in or makes up charoses?

    Apples, nuts, cinnamon, wine. What could be bad? It's basically an apple pie without the crust.
    Now I AM salivating!


    mark, you would LOVE charoses. and, you don't have to be a heeb to enjoy it. it's really very easy to make. google the recipe, give it a go, and you will be the talk of the neighborhood.
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    Apr 07, 2012 6:12 PM GMT
    hebrewman said
    TropicalMark said
    JPtheBITCH said
    TropicalMark said
    JPtheBITCH said
    Art_Deco said We ritually ate the matzoh and maror, and it made me understand how much of the Christian Mass is taken from Hebrew roots.

    Screw the maror: the Seder is all about charoses.

    1331926011_Charoses.jpg
    OK OK now I am hungry!

    Educate us! What is in or makes up charoses?

    Apples, nuts, cinnamon, wine. What could be bad? It's basically an apple pie without the crust.
    Now I AM salivating!


    mark, you would LOVE charoses. and, you don't have to be a heeb to enjoy it. it's really very easy to make. google the recipe, give it a go, and you will be the talk of the neighborhood.
    I'm sure I would.. now IF i could find someone who made killer knishes, I'd be set! They are better than Lays potato chips!
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    Apr 08, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    And, a happy holiday to you.
    Is Passover the Jewish holiday ?
    I went to a seder, once, with my Jewish boyfriend, at the time.
    It was quite wonderful.

    I will by joining 5 friends for an Easter Sunday dinner.
    I have been assigned to bring a salad.

    I'm atheist...
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    Apr 08, 2012 8:58 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    hebrewman said
    TropicalMark said
    JPtheBITCH said
    TropicalMark said
    JPtheBITCH said
    Art_Deco said We ritually ate the matzoh and maror, and it made me understand how much of the Christian Mass is taken from Hebrew roots.

    Screw the maror: the Seder is all about charoses.

    1331926011_Charoses.jpg
    OK OK now I am hungry!

    Educate us! What is in or makes up charoses?

    Apples, nuts, cinnamon, wine. What could be bad? It's basically an apple pie without the crust.
    Now I AM salivating!


    mark, you would LOVE charoses. and, you don't have to be a heeb to enjoy it. it's really very easy to make. google the recipe, give it a go, and you will be the talk of the neighborhood.
    I'm sure I would.. now IF i could find someone who made killer knishes, I'd be set! They are better than Lays potato chips!


    BUBALA.... not only can i make knishes, but you would love my brisket, koogle, (passover and non passover versions), matzoh ball soup and roasted chicken. hell, you would probably gain 15 pounds in a month, but hey, i know how to cook, and i love doing it.
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    Apr 08, 2012 9:07 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidThat sounds a lot more like a harvest festival type dish than a spring festival one

    Harvest follows the rainy season, right?
    (And before the 4-5 months of summer when it never rains.)

    Happy happy to everyone!
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    Apr 08, 2012 10:17 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidI will by joining 5 friends for an Easter Sunday dinner.
    I have been assigned to bring a salad.

    I'm atheist...

    We decided to have an Easter dinner with friends at a Wilton Manors restaurant called Tropics. Essentially an old folks home that serves food & drink, we had boycotted it under its previous owner. But now Tony Dee has it, who owns half of Wilton Drive, along with his business partner Charles, former owners of Chardees restaurant for those here who may remember it, now a bar called Bills.

    Tony and my husband go back over 20 years, and we're so happy he recently took over Tropics, and can recommend it again.
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    Webster666 saidAnd, a happy holiday to you.
    Is Passover the Jewish holiday ?
    I went to a seder, once, with my Jewish boyfriend, at the time.
    It was quite wonderful.

    I will by joining 5 friends for an Easter Sunday dinner.
    I have been assigned to bring a salad.

    I'm atheist...



    I hope you have a great time. In my family, Easter used to be like Christmas in regards to a big family dinner - only at Christmas, it was all about the turkey, Easter was all about a big Easter Ham.

    Now we're just too scattered out. I decided not to drive home today because of the gas prices, so I will be home alone today.


    On a side note - and not to stir up anymore trouble. I do have a bit of confusion - I know a lot of atheists still celebrate Christmas. So why is there such a problem celebrating Easter? I mean call it whatever you want - spring solstice - or whatever... There are many more practices associated with this time than just the Resurrection of Christ. I know holidays are commercialized, but if the intent is gathering together with those you love and celebrating - it can't be all bad.

    That wasn't directed at anyone, just a general question.
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    Apr 08, 2012 10:53 AM GMT
    Happy Easter and Passover to everyone!!! icon_smile.gif



    Rejoice in the Resurrection of Christ! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 08, 2012 11:24 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    Art_Deco said former owners of Chardees.

    You mean Jurassic Bar is gone?

    Nope, same geriatric demographic at Tropics, and they still have a place right behind the maitre d' station for parking the wheelchairs and walkers.

    But with our friend Tony Dee running it now we have returned. You might look into it, their Sunday brunch is still the best in town, even if Tony did cut back on the number of Mimosas and Bloody Marys you can have for the fixed price.

    Do come, and brunch will be on us, we'll introduce you to Tony if he's there that Sunday. E-mail me directly and we'll make it happen, I've wanted to meet you for the longest time.
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    Apr 08, 2012 11:31 AM GMT
    Though my mother was for all practical purposes, and I believe in her thinking, a humanist, she celebrated Passover likely as just another reason to throw a big dinner for family (by throw, I mean have everyone over as she never actually cooked).

    Passover was one of the two haimish holidays I enjoyed celebrating with her, mostly for the idea of inviting over family and friends (we'd almost always have 10-15 over for Passovers and 20-25 for Thanksgivings), but also for the one tradition of leaving out a glass of wine for Elijah and the door cracked open so as not to invite in too many mosquitoes but I guess to make it easier for Elijah to grab his wine, as, apparently, he could not just walk through walls; but also as a symbolic gesture that dinner is open to strangers, though we'd probably have called the cops had either actually taken advantage of our open door policy. I could have done without the dripping blood onto the plate aspect of dinner, I mean, Christ!, I don't even eat meat because of the blood, and it always struck me as a bit sadistic to glorify the wishing of harm onto others, regardless of their offense. I always felt like my plate was a little too dirty to enjoy my dinner after having spilled frogs, vermin and pestilence on it. Mmmm, frogs, vermin and pestilence! Let's eat! Ick!

    Since my mother's passing I've resolved my issues of this last vestige of hypocrisy with the Judaism of my youth and so I no longer celebrate the holidays of religions which consider me to be an abomination. I honored my mother's conflicted practices during her life but now it is more important for me to honor my own sense of integrity.

    Should the holy scribes ever edit Leviticus, I'll give the matter further consideration. Until then, while scriptures might be interesting to study, for me, in practice, it is a closed book.

    To those gay men who have found your way to resolve or set aside issues of your own sexuality within the practices of your religions, I bid you a happy Easter and a good Pesach.
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    Apr 08, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    Happy Passover. Happy Easter.

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    Apr 08, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    WhoreMasterBlaster saidI'm going over to Mom's for a family get together.

    Deep dish pizza and ice cream!

    CHEAT MEAL!!!! YEEEAAHH!!

    Happy Easter!



    That's a very interesting Easter dinner. Enjoy!!