Friday, March 04, 2005

The Raisin Family Celebrates Passover

Time to make a buck -- this time, by selling hilarious Passover stuff! After all, why bother having a blog if you can't use it to shamelessly promote your goods and services, right? First though, because I know that explaining a joke makes it even funnier, here's the explanation (for those who may stop by this blog but not be up on their Hebrew language skills):

The cartoon predicates itself on the knowledge that at Passover we sing "Avadim Hayinu" -- translated as "we were slaves." When the Raisin family celebrates Passover, they sing the very similar-sounding "Anavim Hayinu" -- translated as "we were grapes." Get it? Hilarious! Trust me -- your rabbi will be in stitches. And it comes with a Hebrew caption or one in English transliteration (as shown above).

Well, maybe it's funny only to those of us Hebrew language geeks who think it's amusing to say "Hodu l'adonai" on Thanksgiving (someone can explain that one in the comments section if they want to... otherwise, I'll do it myself in a few hours. Ooh, the suspense!)

So what can you buy with this great cartoon on it? Lots of stuff, and all right here: greeting cards, tote bags, shirts, mouse pads... But buy early, so that you get your goods before Passover!


Anonymous said...

"Anavim hayinu" is funny:-)

The Thanksgiving bit maybe not as much, but quite appropriate. Don't the "goyim" thank God at Thanksgiving anyway?


Josh said...

Hodu is a conjugation of the verb in Hebrew which means "give thanks." When you say, "Hodu l'adonai," you're saying, "Give thanks to God."

The word "hodu" (written a bit different in Hebrew) also means turkey, and is also the name in Hebrew for India.

Hector Vex said...

Wow. Good job with the self promotion. I'll help you out with that later.

Chandira said...


Being the only Goy at my inlaws passover feast last year, they made me an honorary plague. :-)
I was frogs.

Sotosoroto said...

Mmmm... frogs...

Attila said...

They were grapes until they dried out in the desert?