Thursday, March 25, 2010

Black to the Future

Looking for a new question to stump everyone with at your Passover seder?

Here's the question:

What did ancient Egyptians call their country?

Jews called it "Mitzrayim" - i.e., the land of boundaries, limitations (hence, we re-enact leaving Mitrayim)

Romans called it "Egypt" - which was derived from the local name for Memphis.

What did Egyptians call it?

A: Kemet - the "black land" - perhaps because the Nile-enriched soil was so lusciously dark. Or perhaps for some other reason?

Now, if you or anyone you know are looking for fresh inspiration for Pesach this year...

Look at these two short, entertaining vids. The first one nicely reminds us why we're doing this. The second one will get you pumped up to make it great.

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Passover.

PS - If you would like my free Passover Kit, including a modifiable Art of Amazement Haggada in .doc format, send an email and I'll try to get it to you by Sunday morning.

PPS - This blog will be busy leaving Mitzrayim… see you in 2 weeks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.............................................