It’s an understatement to say that this year’s Passover celebration is way, way different than any other. The annual commemoration of the liberation of Jews from bondage in Egypt is traditionally celebrated by families and congregations gathering around a table to recite the story of the holiday, sing songs and eat a meal together.
Obviously the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in those plans, as Jews around the world have were forced to stay in lockdown on the first night on Wednesday (April 8). But that didn’t stop a number of celebs from sharing their favorite songs, dishes and memories of the holiday.
One of the most uplifting, and funniest came from Jack Black, who put his expected zany spin on one of the holiday’s most beloved songs, “Chad Gadya,” a playful round sung at the end of the Seder that tells the story of one little goat’s epic adventure.
Check out Black’s breathless version below, as well as Passover posts from Josh Gad, Ben Platt, Adam Sandler and Mindy Kaling.
The whole Plague portion of the Passover Seder hit a little too close to home this year 😬😷 pic.twitter.com/4JhFwUIIk6
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) April 9, 2020
Tangy brisket & garlicky carrots by @alisoneroman, leek & potato kugel, butter lettuce, pistachio nut and goat cheese salad with citrus/ginger vinaigrette, spinach squares, chocolate pecan toffee matzoh brittle, #russanddaughters 12 layer halvah, and vanilla ice cream!
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) April 9, 2020