In this post, I noted that due to the whole pouring-the-water-to-kasher-the-counters thing, the pre-Pesach period (I can’t refer to this as the PPP, because I’ve already used this acronym for the post-Pesach period here) is faintly reminiscent of Succot.
But this year, the Succot overtones were stronger than ever.
Before I explain, I probably should issue a standard disclaimer:
Warning: The following paragraph contains a passing reference to our no-longer-that-recent renovations.
As you may or may not recall (and as you may or may not care), YZG and his talented team of assistants put up screens around our upstairs porch. The main point of this exercise was to encourage birds and other wildlife to go elsewhere. </Renovations reference>
But about a month ago, we realized that our screen porch would make a perfect pre-Pesach chametz room.
And so, we’ve been eating out there since last Wednesday.
As a result, we were able to:
- Kasher our kitchen much earlier than usual;
- Enjoy a week’s worth of semi-picnics in the fresh air;
- And best of all, make numerous jokes about eating in the “succah”.
In any event, the porch is now kosher for Pesach, and we’ll IY”H partake of lunch on Erev Pesach in the dining room.
And on that note, the entire Our Shiputzim staff wishes all our readers a chag kasher v’same’ach.
May we be privileged to eat from the zevachim and from the pesachim, speedily and in our days. Amen.