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"Maybe Eliyahu will come tomorrow..."

I hope that everyone is having a lovely Pesach. I heard that there's been some snow in New York and that there will be snow in Washington, DC tonight, but here in Northern California, it is beautiful! In the 70s, sunny, and dry!

Anyway, to sum up the first four days of Pesach Passover, I've compiled this list. This is one of those annoying blog posts to read, unless you're my parents, because it is basically a "What I did on my summer vacation" fifth grade style essay, only in list form. C'est la vie.
I've gotta run. Have a wonderful rest-of-Pesach everyone! Maybe Eliyahu will come tomorrow!

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If you stay in SFC after Pesah, check out Ristorante Raphael over in Berkeley.

I very much agree with your sensibility about lying to children: I'm down on it too.
Alas, I am back here on the East Coast today, since I have to be at work bright and early on Wednesday morning. No Ristorante Raphael for me.

I must have imagined that Eliyahu would really visit my seder, too, one day. Actually, I probably wasn't allowed to stay up that late until I was old enough to understand that we couldn't actually see Eliyahu. If you're going to play up Eliyahu's visit to a three-year-old, you should realize that a three-year-old's grasp of reality vs. imagination vs. communal myths is very shaky, and said three-year-old will be distraught to realize that you were wrong. So don't play that particular aspect of the seder up, if you want your three-year-old to stay awake that long.
This is odd, indeed. My most guilt- ridden edible this pesach was veal, as well (which I did not realize was veal until after eating it).

Something cosmic (cosmo-ic) about?

~abe m
Ah, Abe, but if you didn't know it was veal when you ate it, you shouldn't feel *too* guilty. There is nothing like that to assuage my guilt. I knew what it was, I knew that there was an alternative protein at the meal, I ate it anyway--and I enjoyed it. And then I ate it a second time as leftovers. There is really little hope for my soul at this point. I might as well throw in the towel.
my father used to always make matzamealed veal cutlets (like peisadic shnitzel, but with veal) for pesahh.

when i was little, i couldn't stand the 'breading', and would scrape it off and eat the meat.

then i got older and stopped eating baby animals, so i wouldn't even eat the meat.
We also don't buy veal out of principle here in the US, but when we were in Zurich, we heard that European calves are reared in much better conditions, and we indulged one night in veal sausage at the local kosher meat restaurant. Yum! So get thyself to Europe. -MUL
You should be really proud of SW for being textually correct at a young age: Malachi 3:23 refers to Eliya, not Eliyahu ( כג הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי שֹׁלֵחַ לָכֶם, אֵת אֵלִיָּה הַנָּבִיא--לִפְנֵי, בּוֹא יוֹם יְהוָה, הַגָּדוֹל, וְהַנּוֹרָא. ). On a wholly different note, Rabbi S pointed out that in one of the midrashim, the fourth child is the "tipesh" a/k/a stupid one. Just saying.

Cosmo? No comment there.

Happy short week.
MUL--I'm sure it's better to eat kindly-treated animal babies than cruelly-treated ones, but the idea still disturbs me. Clearly not as much as it should, given my food choices over Pesach not once but twice, but, still...

Thanks for the tip about Malachi. Are you telling me that everyone sings that song wrong? Also, I want to point out that "no comment" is very much a comment.
He's still called Eliyahu in Kings. It's like how David is דוד in Samuel/Kings and דויד in Chronicles.
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