Sayed Kashua’s latest Ha’aretz column is worth a gander and a chuckle. (Here’s the Hebrew original.)

Once, going back five years or maybe more, I really liked the Pesach holiday, and even waited for it expectantly. True, it is not an especially well-known Muslim festival, and it’s equally true that religious festivals in general and those with a national character in particular provide one more terrible recipe for preserving the folly and ensuring that the coming generations will also feel special, be atomized and appreciate the shocking things known as religion, nation and roots. Still, it was a matter of freedom – at first freedom from school, and later, freedom from work.

Full column here.