You’ve probably heard of Passover, one of the biggest events in the Jewish calendar, but do you know what it’s about (and that you’re supposed serve wine to religious “ghosts”)? Alana Schetzer, a self-proclaimed ‘Cultural Jew’, taps into the spirit of Jewish humour to explain the holiday.
Growing up, Passover was a childhood highlight. And these days, it’s a favourite fixture on my cultural Jewish calendar. The food is amazing and the story behind the ridiculously long holiday makes for an excellent midnight scary story. It’s also an opportunity for lazy Jews, such as myself, to indulge in tradition and pretend to understand what’s happening.