A ma'aseh for Pesach
So, before you get up to haul your dishes into the basement and scrob everyhting, here's a little story:
It happed, back in the Middle Ages, that there was a poor Jewish couple eking out a precarious living keeping a stall in the market. Life was so hard for them as Jews that they decided to stop resisting the pressure of the gentile world, and converted to Christianity. Well, this radical move did nothing to make their lives better. The Jews now avoided doing business with them becuase they were apostates, and the Christians avoided them because they didn't trust the sincerity of their conversion. So, one day in the late winter, the man finally talks to his wife:
"You know, maybe we should go back to being Jewish."
His wife replied,
"That's fine, but let's wait until after Pesach."