U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Religion and Spirituality
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 04-12-2011, 03:05 PM
 
9,343 posts, read 16,756,634 times
Reputation: 4221

Advertisements

According to Mega Seders Make Passover Food to Thousands of Travelers, two thousand gefilte fish and other Passover supplies are headed to Nepal as part of what Chabad touts as the world's largest -- 1,500 person -- seder*, held each year in Katmandu:


*Seder (SAY-d'r) is the ritualized meals that follow a specified order on the first two evenings of Passover, where blessings are recited, there is a retelling of the story of the Exodus, a special meal is eaten and traditional songs are sung -- all in a specified particular order.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-12-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: You want kimchi with that?
8,479 posts, read 6,069,677 times
Reputation: 2184
does it have to be ONE seder?

I spent one passover night at Cornell university. In their armory building, they had FIFTY simultaneous seders going on - every stripe - reform, conservative, orthodox, feminist, student journalists, fraternity kids, fast, slow, lots of singing, less singing, whatever - all under one roof and sharing the same food. but a different seder at each table. It was unlike anything I had ever seen.

probably wasnt 1500 though. anywhere from 10 to 20 or so at each table, so less than a thousand, I guess.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-12-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
15,703 posts, read 4,867,708 times
Reputation: 9346
I wonder if they will be serving Mrs. Adler's Gefilte Fish?

Also, how do they decide which lucky young lad gets to recite The Four Questions????

Inquiring minds want to know!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-12-2011, 09:10 PM
 
9,343 posts, read 16,756,634 times
Reputation: 4221
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clark Park View Post
I wonder if they will be serving Mrs. Adler's Gefilte Fish?

Also, how do they decide which lucky young lad gets to recite The Four Questions????

Inquiring minds want to know!
You can ask Rabbi Chezky Lif****z of the Chabad House of Kathmandu.

Let us know what you find out, OK?

The rabbi's last name is L-i-f-s-h-i-t-z.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-13-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
40,059 posts, read 19,809,581 times
Reputation: 10130
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walter Greenspan View Post
According to Mega Seders Make Passover Food to Thousands of Travelers, two thousand gefilte fish and other Passover supplies are headed to Nepal as part of what Chabad touts as the world's largest -- 1,500 person -- seder*, held each year in Katmandu
You'd think there might be more Jews to attend a seder in Brooklyn than Katmandu. (Or, bite thy tongue, Tel Aviv!) Chabad has some pretty strange priorities!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-13-2011, 08:56 AM
 
9,343 posts, read 16,756,634 times
Reputation: 4221
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fred314X View Post
You'd think there might be more Jews to attend a seder in Brooklyn than Katmandu. (Or, bite thy tongue, Tel Aviv!) Chabad has some pretty strange priorities!
There are many more seders in Brooklyn and Tel Aviv than the one seder in Katmandu, hence the difference in attendance at each seder.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-13-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
10,040 posts, read 6,653,886 times
Reputation: 6494
You know I would imagine that that would be a very spectacular thing to witness and who would've thought that there were that many members of the Jewish faith to celebrate passover in Katmandu. That's amazing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-13-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: You want kimchi with that?
8,479 posts, read 6,069,677 times
Reputation: 2184
IIUC a lot of young Israelis take the year after army service to travel, and the subcontinent (cheap, not hostile to Jews - well at least in India and Nepal) is a favored destination.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Religion and Spirituality
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:31 AM.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top