Happy Holiday!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Estherfromjerusalem, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to wish all those who celebrate it a very happy Passover and a meaningful Seder.

    I won't be on the board for about 8 days. It's the Passover festival and I shall be hosting millions of people. For the first evening and overnight and the next day, we will be 29 people (one is a baby, so only 28 at the table!!). I am a wreck from preparing my house and preparing the food.

    Behave yourselves while I'm gone, please.

    Love, Esther
  2. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    Happy Holiday, Esther!
    May your family be blessed with peace!
  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Have a wonderful holiday with your family! Despite all the stress of preparing, I hope you will enjoy every minute of the time spent together :D
  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I hope you enjoy the holiday with your family. I love large families. My dad came from one and so did husband, get togethers are always so much fun but they are a lot of work. All worth it in my humble opinion.
  5. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Have a very Happy Holiday, Esther.
    I hope you're able to put aside the stress of preparing, and enjoy wonderful times with your family.

  6. Fran

    Fran Former Site Owner

    Hope your holiday is peaceful for all and you enjoy your family. They have grown and blossomed over the years you have been on the site.
  7. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Have a blessedd celebration with your family, Esther.

  8. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Have a wonderful holiday!
  9. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Many blessings and peace to you and your family!
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    "Chag Pesach Kasher vi-Samayach".

    Have a Happy and Kosher Passover -

  11. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Have a wonderful holiday, Esther!
  12. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    Happy Holiday Esther,
    Love to you,
  13. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    A very Happy Holiday Esther. May your family be blessed with much peace, love, and happiness. :)

    I hope you have a wonderful week.

  14. eekysign

    eekysign New Member

    Chag Pesach Sameach, dear! Good luck and strength in keeping up with such a large group!
  15. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Happy Passover and Seder to you also! Do some of the 28 at the table pitch in and help serve and clean up? It is a lot of work but very much well worth it.
  16. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Pessah sameakh Esther. I hope you get a chance with all the hostessing to enjoy your family and friends.
  17. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Blessings and peace to you and yours! -RM
  18. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    Okay ladies, I'm having Hebrew envy! How did you find out how to give Passover greetings in Hebrew, using the Latin alphabet?
  19. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone, I'm back and still alive!

    Thank you all so much for your Passover/Pesach greetings. I got into the festival on all fours. I think this will be the last time I do it more or less alone.

    Now most of them have left, some are staying until Saturday night.

    Three Shadows, I haven't got a clue how they do it, but it is very cute for me to see it. Makes me smile. I think some of them who wrote in Hebrew didn't need the translation! But I can't be sure.

    For those who don't know, the festival lasts eight days abroad, and seven days here in Israel. So I wish you a continued happy festival, Chag Sameach!!

    Love, Esther
  20. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    Esther, why is there a difference in the length of the festivities according to where you all live?

    Am I right that you and yours are ashkenazi? Do you ever use sephardic recipes? I once went to Rome on a school trip with the difficult children and hoped to visit the ancient, continuously inhabited jewish quarter because I love the cuisines of this world. I believe that the cuisine of a people is an expression of their soul, as is their music. If you have any recipes from that civilization I would really love to see them. I never made it to the roman jewish quarter because of time constrictions.

    I envy you your large family. Relatives can be an intrusive pain but you are bound together by memories. I am the eldest left in my maternal family and I am only 60 y.o.