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It is almost Pesach time, AKA Passover time! It’s the eight day festival of crackers (that sounded wrong and fairly racist). Each year, my family migrates from all over the United States to come together for over a week of wackiness. Like many families, some of our funniest memories are formed over the Passover seder plate. In today’s column, I get to teach you all about Passover through comics!
So what do we do on Passover?
The main law of the holiday is avoiding chametz, which means “leavened bread.” Chametz includes the five species of grain that are subject to the leavening process: wheat, oats, barley, spelt and rye. Different denominations of Jews have additional laws based on the traditions of where they are from. For instance, Ethiopians, Sephardim and Ashkenazim all practice a little different. If you don’t understand what those terms mean, look them up. Us Jews are as diverse as the Guardians of the Galaxy. I also consider all of the DC comics universe to be chametz.