4 Sons & Sons

A discussion of Pesah/Passover generally and the Hagadah specifically. Please comment and contribute!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Olives and memory

Some Jews in Fez and Sefrou refrain from eating black olives during Nisan. Why, you might ask, do they deprive themselves in this way? Because it is believed that black olives cause forgetfulness (although olive oil improves the memory) and we are commanded to remember God bringing the Jews out of Egypt (always, but the month of Nisan in particular).


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