If you keep track of what is going on here, you would know that I went to a marine base for this Passover dinner.
It was really nice and different... but I will start from the beginning.
In order to get there I tried to find out which bus should I take - and indeed - I took the right bus. But the gate wes closed!
So after walking aimlessly for half a hour, I found some guys that told me where the only open gate is. so I started walking - quite a lot. Uphill. And with nice clothes for the dinner...
Finally I got to the gate (after getting a lift from a marine from a near by gate). Apparantly, in order to get in, the guy that invited me had to come and get me from the gate.
So I tried to call him. No answer... oh, dear... I tried to talk to the security guy - nothing, had to get the man here. Tried to call again (remmember - I am calling a Rabbi's house on a holiday eve). Luckily - someone answered - a friend of the Rabbi who isn't Jewish, but was invited to the dinner. He came to pick me up... Lucky! I was sure for a moment that after all the trouble of getting there, I will have to go back just like this.
OK - so here I am at the Seder. There were about 15 people - most of them marines (no uniforms, though), some wives. Surprisingly, one of the wives was an Israeli, which means I was able to speak Hebrew. Yey!
The Seder itself was quite interesting. Except from the blessings, everything was in English, so suddenly it clearifies the meanning of everything, because you actually listen to the words. Sadly, though, most of the time there were no music to the lyrics...
Besides that the Rabbi talked about the meanning of Passover and asked questions. It was really interesting and nice. He also gave prizes to people who answered good answers - kind of Torah thong. real nice (Yes, I got one... I am so smart ;)
So thats it for now, tomorrow I will probably finish a few more things with the appartment, so wish me good luck.
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