Review of chapter "Chumutz Hunt" from unicornzvi
It's Chametz (or Hametz) not Chumutz (which looks like you misspelled Chumus). Also you made the mistake of thinking that because the religious prohibition and the biological definition use the same word they refer to the same thing. when it comes to restrictions on what to eat on Passover Corn is Kitniot, even though if you look the word up in the dictionary it'll say Kitniot means Legumes. Also given the size of the Jewish community in California I'd be shocked if you couldn't get all sorts of so called "rich Matza" which are made according to the rules for Matza but have eggs, and sugar and flavoring added to them (although they still aren't nearly as good as bread) and possibly also stuff made from Matza meal.
Not to mention that someone religious enough to care about kitniot on Pesach would not be satisfied with looking for a brand of whip cream that doesn't have corn syrup in it, they'd look for one which is certified kosher for Pesach.
I liked the idea of stories about Willow's holidays but I don't think I'll be reading more of these - while the writing is good the descriptions of Jewish holidays have too many problems.
Inviting someone to the Seder with as much of a description as Willow gave is mean.
Review By [unicornzvi
] • Date [5 Nov 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Disorder at the Sedar" from DeepBlueJoy
This is one of the most powerful series of stories I've read on this site. I'm touched on a lot of levels... As a person of color, and a 'foreigner'* (immigrant to the US) who has a lot of Jewish friends -- and I'm only not Jewish because it's my _Father's_ mother that was Jewish, and as a BtVS lover... I really love this series.
And you 'confirmed' what I've always thought -- that sacred and blessed items of non-Christian origin would be effective against the forces of darkness. What is real religion about but being light against the darkness?
*to non Jews/Christians or anyone who is unfamiliar: The Jews in Egypt were foreigners in a strange land.
I really loved and identified with the celebration of freedom that is passover. I remember that feeling I got at my first passover Seder -- the feeling of being part of thousands of years of tradition and remembrance. Your writing brought it all back...
...Along with a little of the meshugas that is any Buffy celebration (big smiles)
Comments from author:
Thank you for your kind words.
May you celebrate at many seders to come.
Yes, I agree there is no reason that Jewish object shouldn't repeal vampires if that's what a person believes.
That's the thing about the Buffyverse, everything works. Christian crosses do but so do Inca mummy spells, invocations of Osarius, Native American chumush legends, everything.
Review By [DeepBlueJoy
] • Date [7 May 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Disorder at the Sedar" from CallmemasterKent
As a jew reading this with less than six hours till sun down on the first night I say hurrah! and happy Passover to you too.
Review By [CallmemasterKent
] • Date [12 Apr 06] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Disorder at the Sedar" from Nightwind
Wonderful end to a great story
Review By [Nightwind
] • Date [10 Apr 04] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Moses Gambit" from indarae
*giggle* Me and my matzah love this story! It's so hard to observe passover at college...
Review By [indarae
] • Date [9 Apr 04] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Moses Gambit" from Phidan
It's great to see somebody show Buffy returning to finish the job in Ken's Hell, and combining it with Passover is a truly unique approach with a different slant on the magic. And I love your humor -- Willow's comment about the things most roommates loan made me laugh out loud. I also like the little bits about Riley's puzzlement with various Scoobies. I'm looking forward to reading future chapters.
Review By [Phidan
] • Date [8 Apr 04] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chumutz Hunt" from CPTSkip
I love your Willow stories and am looking forward to seeing the Scoobies free the slaves. Thanks for sharing your version of the Buffyverse characters with us.
Review By [CPTSkip
] • Date [8 Apr 04] • Not Rated