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  •  Just to let you know (4+ / 0-)
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    Mannie, SchuyH, Navy Vet Terp, Eowyn9

    I discussed your diary about the sweetness of charoset at the seder I went to. One explanation found in one of the Haggadot we used was that it is sweet because of the Song of Songs, which is read on Shabbat Pesach. This relates to the women making sure their husbands were still attracted to them however tired they were from work.

    What I like about your theory is its structural interpretation of the sweetness holding together the social system of slavery.

    And I can add my host's thanks to mine.

    Republicans want to make government small enough to fit in your vagina..

    by ramara on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 11:48:22 AM PDT

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    •  Oh! Thank you so much. :) (5+ / 0-)
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      ramara, Mannie, SchuyH, Navy Vet Terp, Eowyn9

      The Song of Songs tie-in is one that I had in an earlier draft of that d'var; I ended up leaving it out because it wasn't really what I wanted to focus on.  It's related, though, both thematically (finding and maintaining sweetness in a life that is mostly bitter) and content-wise (wine, apples, nuts and spices are all mentioned in the Song of Songs).

      I am so glad you and your host liked it.

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