Friday, April 6, 2012


Today is Good Friday, a big day on the Christian calendar. It’s also the first night of Passover (פֶּסַח), which is a big day on the Jewish calendar. Coincidence? (I kid; I know that there’s a connection between Passover and the Easter holiday.)

And while it’s not an official holiday in the school system, it is a teacher work day, which means the students get the day off and the offices are open. So I’m going to work, where I hope it will be nice and quiet and I can catch up on some stuff that has been on hold while other things took priority. Then tonight I’ve been invited to a Seder with friends who love to share the holiday with as many people as they can accommodate in their lovely home, and where they prove the aphorism about Jewish holidays: “They tried to kill us, we beat them; let’s eat.” I look forward to it every year.

So, if you get the day off, enjoy it, and if you don’t, chances are it will be a quiet day at the office.