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This Schitt’s Creek Passover Tweet Thread Is Perfection

But how would Moira pronounce "Chag Sameach"?

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As the COVID-19 quarantine continues with no end in sight, we find ourselves home-bound during some of our favorite family holidays. Families all across the globe will be facing a very different Easter, Passover, and Ramadan than they’ve experienced before. As a secular Jew, Passover is one of the few religious traditions that I celebrate, and naturally, I’m disappointed that I won’t be spending it with my family. (Although I’m here for all your Zoom Seders!)

In case you’ve grown up sans Jews, here’s the short version: Passover is a major Jewish holiday wherein we remember that time God helped the Israelites escape from slavery in ancient Egypt by inflicting ten plagues upon the Egyptians before the Pharaoh would release the Israelite slaves. (Christians may remember this as the Book of Exodus.)

We celebrate this time, in part, with a ritual feast called a Seder, where we retell the story of the Exodus and eat different symbolic foods to commemorate the journey. Like most Jewish holidays, it follows a simple narrative: They tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat!

Speaking of Jewish culture, tonight we’re gathered separately to say goodbye to one of our favorite television shows, Schitt’s Creek. Created by the indomitable Jewish father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek is wrapping up its sixth and final season tonight. But what can the Rose family’s journey tell us about Passover?

Writer Rachel Klein shared a fabulous Twitter thread about Passover and the Roses, which you can check out below:

There is something about a crisis that brings us closer together, and that emphasizes the importance of our families—the ones we’re born with and the ones we’ve found.

I won’t be spending Passover under the same roof as my family, but we’ll be together in spirit and on conference call. And while I am sad to say goodbye to the Roses and the residents of Schitt’s Creek, I’m happy that their journey has come full circle.

Here’s to hoping we come out of this crisis safe and sane. I love that journey for us.

(via Teitter, image: CBC/PopTV)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. She currently lives in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, son, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.