Sunday, April 04, 2004

It is said that the ancestors of the Jewish people, when escaping from the tyranny of the Pharaoh of Egypt, were in such a tearing hurry to get out that the only food they had time to bring was flatbread.

In commemoration of this hasty exodus, Jews today spend weeks cleaning, scrubbing, polishing, dragging dishes back and forth, and cooking vast feasts that take days to produce!

Nevertheless, we still eat flatbread, often made by machines of a type that the Israelites certainly could not have dragged behind their camels on the way out of Egypt. It would almost certainly be much faster to buy bread. It would taste better, too.

I ask you all, is this fair?


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