From an OU Expert: How to Survive Passover Prep

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March 19, 2012

From an OU Expert: How to Survive Passover Prep

PASSOVER ON MY MIND -- HOW I SURVIVE (AND EVEN ENJOY) THE HOLIDAY
By Phyllis Koegel
Phyllis Koegel is Director of Marketing for OU Kosher

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I had the strangest conversation with a colleague of mine recently. I can’t tell you who he is; I want to protect his identity because I’m certain women will start calling him to rant and rave.

In any case, in a very casual conversation about what my Passover holiday plans were this year, he said, and I quote, “Passover preparation is very simple this year because the first days of Passover are on Shabbat.” Yes, you read that right. I looked at him like he was an alien from outer space and I said, “How do you figure that?” He went on to explain that the Seder food preparation was simple and that because the first days were over Shabbat, not much cooking was necessary. I laughed and asked him if I could speak to his wife to see if she agreed with him. He looked at me a little sheepishly and slowly backed away.

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