As well as Shabbat.
As well as Yom Kippur.
Only in Judaism more holidays equal more restrictions more pain in the ass bull shit. Shabbat is the only rest day I ever heard of in which you can't do anything you want for fun, and you have to dress formally for it. The last I checked, a day like that is called a work day, not a rest day.
Yom Kippur is even better. Synagogues charge for seats in apparent violation of the rule against commerce and in my experience practitioners only bother to apologize to friends to whom they've done nothing wrong to.
However, this is about passover, the holiday that everyone wants to be over, because it's such a pain in the ass, and I myself have decided to take a pass. No cardboard matzah for SJ this year. No ten hour long hagadah reading for SJ this year, or any year for that matter.
Now would be a good time to mention the kuzari proof that orthodox jews use as apologetics where basically the argument is that you can't fool thousands of people at the exodus into believing something thus it must have happened.
The idea behind the kuzari "proof" is that a lie can be told by one person and everyone will know it's a lie, but not when it's thousands of people who allegedly saw the same national revelation.
- Hinduism did not have a founder.
- Ancient Egyptian religion has no stated founder.
- Ancient Greek religion has no stated founder.
- Japanese Shintoism has no stated founder.
- I highly doubt native American religion has a stated founder.
Basically the first flaw of the kuzari "proof" is a strawman argument that religions are either started by one person or started by national revalation. As per the historical record, this is not the case.
The second flaw of the kuzari is the total lack of contemporary documents and other archaeological evidence of the alleged time of the exodus saying that anything supernatural happened.
The third major knife in the heart of the kuzari proof is that an unbroken chain of traditon dating back to the alleged "national revalation" at Mount Sinai is in fact unsupported by the Old Testament itself. I learned the last two counterarguments from http://www.talkreason.org/articles/kuzariflaws.cfm.
And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old. And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathheres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash. And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel. And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger. (Judges 2:8-12)
If Judaism has an unbroken chain of tradition, 1+1=5. (sarcasm).
It gets even better.
And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD ... And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes. And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying, Go ye, enquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us. (2 Kings 22:8-13)
So, the high priest Hilkiah just magically "finds" the law book that everyone forgot. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
Lastly I would like to say, the New Testament suggests that Jesus blessed 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish and Jesus fed 5,000 people. Next, Jesus is suggested to have fed 4,000 people with a small amount of food. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feeding_the_multitude) Does this mean we should all become Christian as per the kuzari "proof?"