Passover at Groton

Hello, readers!

Passover is my favorite Jewish holiday, and I got to celebrate it twice this year! For the first night, members of Jewish Student Life–the Friday evening Shabbat service students attend to fulfill the weekend religious service requirement–gathered in the multipurpose room for a quick seder. The accidentally vegan peppermint patties made my life. Mr. Spierer made a mean charoset, a sort of pre-mashed applesauce.

The Passover table

Saturday night, I went to our family friends’ annual seder. Let’s just say there was singing, discussion, and lots and lots and lots of good food. I’m still full. (Kidding. I got up the next morning and devoured the leftovers.)

In other news, it’s been a week since the start of the term, and I’m loving my two spring electives: Moby Dick and America in Iraq. I signed up for both classes because I’ve heard great things about the teachers, and I haven’t been disappointed. It’s helpful not to go through Moby Dick alone, and everything we’re learning in America in Iraq is relevant today.

If you need me, I’ll just be hanging out here, waiting for the weather to get warm.