Credit for this Pesach special goes to O and her sources. The puns are mine if unattributed.
The Pesach seder is a wonderful thing. The emphasis on text is strong, and the text doesn’t afford many opportunities to dwell on your marital status to the tune that, say, Ma Yedidus does, with its infamous “Uleshadech Habanos” line. So you might have thought you’d be freed from having to hear about it.
Well, tis not so. Even Pesach has its segulos for getting married. The Washington Post reports:
Syrian Jews, however, see that wine very differently. The seder leader reciting the plagues empties the wine from a ceremonial cup into a vessel held by the oldest single woman at the seder table, in hopes of bringing her good luck in finding a husband, Sarina Roffe explained. …
She remembers the last time she was that young woman. “I was 18,” said Roffe, of Brooklyn, N.Y. By the time Passover rolled around the next year, she was engaged.
See? It works!
But just in case, here’s an afikomen present you may want to request, courtesy of Macys:
One heart, lightly used, please claim.