Sunday, April 13, 2008

At long last, a seder that celebrates freedom from non-local food sources

Every politically correct seder needs a new definition of freedom. Here is one in which slavery is not having a health food store to overcharge you for your produce and claim that it's locally grown:
Passover is also called the "Holiday of Spring," a time when green symbolizes new life. The color also represents all things eco-friendly, which serves as the inspiration for this year's Workmen's Circle community seder.

Each year the Pico-Robertson community center, which embodies progressive Jewish values, features a "third" seder with a theme, such as immigration or labor. This year's event, "The Sustainable Seder," will be held on April 27 and will be catered by Meg Dickler-Taylor, owner of Large Marge Sustainables, whose motto is "Fresh. Local. Organic. Don't Panic."

"Passover is a celebration of a lot of things, primarily the freedom of the Jews [from] enslavement of Egypt. Every year, if we are to create a dynamic civilization, we have to reapply that concept of freedom to what we're experiencing in our environment right now," she said.

Dickler-Taylor said she feels enslaved to relying on sources far from home for her food.

"If we can find a way to eat locally, in the coming years, we will feel more secure," she said.

Dickler-Taylor spoke at the Workmen's Circle on April 3 about how to create a sustainable, organic seder. [...]
The rest of the article tells you what to do: "Shop With Recyclable Bags," "Use Durable Table Settings," invite a western grey whale to the table, eat bitter organic seaweed to protest the right-wing smear-machine's exploitation of Obama's "bitter" remarks . . .

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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