Today’s “To Do” List

  • Pay your fair share of the cost of providing for our nation’s common defence and other important government services to protect and preserve the freedom’s which we enjoy in our great nation. (IRS forms must be postmarked today.)
  • Burn the chametz collected last night.
  • Help your youngest child practice the Mah Nishtana.
  • Scout out good locations to hide the Afikomen.
  • Set the table for the seder.
  • Prepare the haroset, salt water, egg and shank bone.
  • Set a wine cup for Elijah the prophet, and a water goblet for Miriam the prophetess.
  • Open up your doors and your hearts by inviting someone in need to join you at the seder table.
  • Wonder why companies like Exxon-Mobil, Bank of America, General Electric, Chevron, Boeing, Valero, Goldman-Sachs, Citigroup, ConocoPhillips and Carnival are not paying their fair share to keeping our nation strong.

Chametz: The Boardgame the whole family can enjoy.

Purim is over and we are started to prepare for Passover. Cleaning the house, preparing the seders and of course activities to keep the kids engaged.

Hazakah has just come out with a great new Passover-themed board game which the whole family will enjoy &mdash Chametz: The Search is On! I play tested the game with my children ages 4 to 19, and they kept asking to play more. This game would make a great gift or afikomen ransom.

Inspired by the classical board game Clue, but instead of trying identify a murder suspect and murder weapon, we are trying to determine which character left an item of chametz in which room. Here is the premise:

It’s a month before Passover and Colonel Moti invites Rabbi Greenberg to give a Passover lecture or shiur in his home. A variety of snack are served. During the course of the evening, one of the members of the congregation inadvertently leaves an item of chametz somewhere in the house. Who left what, and where did they leave it?

More after the jump. [Read more…]