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Sunday, April 5, 2015
Our Family Passover Seder
Passover Seder in our house is always a very special event, with family and friends. It is steeped in family history and tradition, and as meaningful and important as it is, it is also: FUN! We try to make it that way for all: From the 5 year old to the 93 year old. It's more than just "telling the story" of The Exodus. It's about blending together family, friends, history and....WINE! Because...on Passover, you are commanded to drink (a minimum) 4 glasses of wine. At least, in our house!
So, for my friends and followers, fellow sippers, wine lovers, winemaker and winery friends, following is a re-cap of this year's story of Passover, Sonderling style...Paso Style---with some help from some of our best friends. I hope you enjoy our journey.
The leader of the service would be me, also referred to as The Maven, who
tells the Epoch story of the Israelites flight from bondage, in the land of Egypt.
Moses, as we all know, in a Brash move, tells Pharaoh "Let My People Go!"
When Pharaoh relents, Moses then leads the People of Israel on the Mother of Exiles, out of Egypt, towards the Promised Land.
The Israelites, after being slaves for centuries, were Euphoric to be free.
Journeying through the desert, Moses heard G_D Speak, commanding him to go climb up the Toasted Slope of the highest mountain
(Alta Colina, 2009)
Where Moses then received the Sagacious Law (2010) from G-D.
Upon descending the mountain, Moses saw his Cohorts worshiping a golden calf..
And in a fit of rage, threw the tablets of law to the ground, shattering them into Broken Stones.
Alas, the Jewish people were now destined to wander the desert, praying there Comes a Time, for Peace on Earth (Paix Sur Terre, 2013).
And that my friends, is the story of Passover, or PASOver....In Style...Sonderling Style! With prayers and wishes for all of you, and blessings, for love and health and happiness, and of course, good wine, for all of humankind.
And yes, we fulfilled the commandment to drink at least 4 glasses of wine, in fact, we manged to drink many many more than 4 glasses....which included ALL of the special Paso-ver bottles shown above! Sharing special wine with special friends for a special event....and THAT is what wine and celebrations, is all about.
The Before, During and the Aftermath and the Damage we did!