Spring Cleaning

from by Rory Michelle

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about

I took a class that traced the development of kashrut (the Jewish dietary laws) from Torah to Mishnah to Talmud to modern practice – and that included all the technical terms. The Hebrew terms led themselves to some great rhymes.

Special thanks to: Taylor Winfield; Zvi Hirschfield and our Intro/Intermediate Kashrut class; Steve Levine
Text: Various; Mishnah Tractate Pesachim 1:1

lyrics

It’s Passover – Pesach! Break out the Passover-only dishes and get your brooms and dust pans ready because it’s – spring cleaning!

Unnnhh...

Give me a giant, jumbo, huge cyclone
To mix up every knife and fork I own
So I have to rekasher everything
Bsari and halavi, fleischig, milkhic – Pesadich! - I choose thee
Over this whole Pesach cleaning thing

CHORUS:
Spring cleaning, another name for Pesach
Spring cleaning is Passover in our dictionary!
Spring cleaning, another name for Pesach
Spring cleaning – ugh! Is this really necessary?

Give me nat bar nat in every pot
I won’t moan over a kli rishon
I’d rather deal with shishim than have to clean
Chametz has such strong ta’am? C’mon!
With all this soap, it’s all pagum!
When did we become so frum?

CHORUS

Give me ayno ben yomo --
Ugh! On Pesach, it doesn’t exist, though!
There’s no bittl, so I have no reprieve.
Comes Pesach – Chametz!
Suddenly, the house is all treif!
Add in this CLEANING and there is no relief.

CHORUS
…I wish this spring cleaning for Pesach wasn’t necessary

BRIDGE:
Wait – you mean we only have to clean the kitchen?
Why all this balagan in addition?
Bedroom, the bathroom, den – oy vey!
Then I’ll save those for another holiday!
It’s gonna take me ‘till Shavuot anyway.

‘Cause Pesach cleaning is fictitious
We are just so superstitious
Where does it say to clean your windows in any source?
People, here’s the truth; it may hurt:
We’re searching here for bread, not dirt!
Though I suppose you could do more, of course!
But here is what I want to reinforce –

ALT CHORUS:
Spring cleaning, is not a name for Pesach
Spring cleaning isn’t Passover in our dictionary!
Spring cleaning, is not a name for Pesach
No spring cleaning for Pesach – it’s revolutionary.

credits

from The God Album, released December 17, 2015
Vocal – Rory Michelle Sullivan
Toy piano, acoustic guitar, organ – Olivia Brownlee
Drums - Anthony Cimino
Bass and percussion– Jay Psaros

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