Passover is Coming

You can smell it in the air; feel it in the children’s excitment (and freedom from school, as vacation started last week), and see it in the stores. Everywhere, mountains of garbage are neatly stacked, waiting for the over-worked garbage collectors. It’s a national obsession…and, according to this news item from Israel National News, includes the animals at the zoo!

Orangutans Enjoying Matzo

( Orangutans at the Safari Zoo in Ramat Gan, adjacent to Tel Aviv, are enjoying matzo that is being fed them as the Passover holiday nears, said Safari curator Amalia Turkel. “The fact is, that they are getting a novel food, something new that they haven’t tasted for a while, maybe not since last year. For them that’s interesting in the short term,” she said.

The park has changed the diet of all the animals in order to make sure no leavened bread is in its possession during the seven-day holiday, which begins Saturday

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