|Some of my illustrations and little egg books from |
The Great Easter Egg Hunt, by Mary Packard /Workman
|Arriving together this year.|
Two holidays linked from antiquity, Passover and Easter.
Growing up with family Passover traditions.
Clearing kitchen cupboards of everything leavened.
Family seders, Hagaddahs read in Hebrew and exuberant singing. Gefilte fish with horseradish, charoses, brisket and matzah instead of leavened bread.
My childhood best friend, Pommy, and her family celebrated Easter traditions.
Baskets of chocolate rabbits, jelly beans, decorated eggs and marshmallow chicks.
These days my Lutheran sister in law makes the family seder complete with gefilte fish, charoses and Passover plate.
Always managed to enjoy the best of both traditions and still do!