Happy Passover!

This week with Heroines for Hire, we detour from our storyline to give you a little Passover story.

For my Gentile friends, you might be wondering what’s going on in today’s strip.  Here’s the Cliff notes version:

Passover, which starts this weekend, is a major Jewish holiday that commemorates the Exodus, ie the Jews getting the hell outta slavery in Egypt back in the days of the pharaoh.  As part of the holiday, families or communities hold a “Seder,” which is a ritual feast which retells the story of Exodus.

As part of the Seder, traditionally the youngest member of the family asks “Why is this night different from all other nights?” and the leader of the family explains why things are done differently on Passover.

And gefilte fish is…well, you either love it or you hate it.  But most people eat it pretty much only on Passover.

If you’re curious to know more, there’s plenty of information to be found online, or maybe you’ve got a Jewish friend who keeps inviting you come to their Seder and you keep turning them down…surprise them by accepting this year!  There’s usually some pretty tasty food to be had for dinner(gefilte notwhithstanding).


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