If you are like me, your inbox is rapidly filling up with emails reminding you about Passover, offering you great deals on holiday gifts, foods and religious items, asking you for charity, etc. We at Kosherbyte.com, also send emails with discount codes, new product notifications and articles of interest about the holiday. Most of these emails get deleted; I am not so naive to think people open the massive amounts of mail that is often mostly spam.
But all kidding aside, Passover has become a Holiday not just about Freedom but about family. The seder has turned into a meal that not only commemorates the Exodus from Egypt, but reminds us of the value of family and unity. Parents travel to spend the holiday with their kids, Young adults, married or not, bounce between family to spend quality time with loved ones. Children practice their ma Nishtana to impress with grandparents and everyone talks about their Pesach plans weeks in advance. This year my sisters, their children and grandchild, along with my own will gather together to sped the first days of Pesach with my elderly father. What fantastic memories we will have to hold on to in years to come!
However, some of these emails are actually worthwhile! Who doesn’t want to save money on products you were going to buy anyway? I enjoy the cute jokes or comics that appear constantly on Facebook.
These memories are the reason why I will spend hours grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning. Did I say hours? I should have said days or weeks!! We all know how time consuming it is to prepare for Passover. But it will all be worth it in the end when we sit around the table and see the extended family together!
For those of you who are looking forward to the same valued time with loved ones, you can always log on to Kosherbyte.com and bring some delicious treats to the table. I can assure you noone will complain!