Friday, April 13, 2012

Grilled Cheese And The War On Religion

Passover is one of the major Jewish holidays, commemorating one of the essential stories of the Jewish people -- the Exodus, when the Israelites, led by Charlton Heston, escaped slavery in Egypt.  As the story goes, after the ten plagues were visited upon the Egyptians, the Pharoah agreed to free the Jews who then left quickly before the Pharoah could change his mind.  Apparently, all the Jews were in the process of baking bread when the decision to flee was made, and they had to leave before the bread dough could rise.  Thus, for the duration of the one-week Passover holiday, Jews cannot eat bread or bread products, but can only eat matzo, which is unleavened bread that tastes like water crackers.

Today is the last day of Passover 2012.  After six days without bread, bagels or scones, I may be overly sensitive, but am I the only one who is outraged that yesterday of all days was National Grilled Cheese Day?  I mean, the Jews escaping bondage did not have time to let their bread rise for a decent sandwich much less wait for the cheese to melt before making the long and treacherous journey across the Red Sea and through the desert.

Out of curiosity, I looked for what was going to undermine the next Jewish holiday, Shavuot, which is on May 27th:  End of the Word and Jesus Returns.  Figures. 


lonbud said...

Finished off the last of the matzoh tonight with a spinach & mushroom lasagne made using matzoh in place of pasta. Yum. Mazel Tov!

Daniele said...

Hilarious Andy! I don't think matzoh would do well in my sandwich press, but it is my firm belief that melted cheese makes everything taste better. Yes, even holy cardboard.

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