Sunday, September 23, 2007

So strange

Rosh Hashanah is the new year. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year. In the secular world, people party like crazy on the new year and are really holy on the holiest day. Take your pick: Superbowl Sunday, Labor Day, Memorial Day, X-Mas Day, Flag Day, or even good 'ol April Fools Day. All of these are celebrated with great solemnity and dignity. It's just funny that, at least in my experience, Rosh Hashanah is the day on which we are most serious.
You know what? During Havdala tonight I had a whole post written out for tonight. It would have been brilliant. But right now it's 1:25 AM, and I'm consequently rather tired. Sure, I'd love for everyone to be able to understand why exactly Yom Kippur is a time for jokes, but I'm really not too interested right now.
In related news, were you aware that there is a difference between "obervant" and "religious" Jews? I wasn't. But evidently, at least according to Yediot Achronot, there is. Otherwise? Wikipedia is a fascinating website. I have wasted many hours just reading their guidelines. Another site I was just on was the US Holocaust Museum website. Normally I avoid the Holocaust because it just makes me depressed, and what's the point of reading about suffering? But there was this amazing new photo album just released of Nazis in Auschwitz having a great time. Typical. Absolutely typical.
All rightie then, more tomorrow. If you're lucky. Oh, and perhaps a treatise on the decline of the the indent in our postmodern world.


Anonymous said...

From LEO D: Important to review Holocaust material to remind us why we should not buy their products e.g. Mercedes, BMW, Montblanc etc. Interesting point though - a friend's father, who was a camp survivor, would buy the biggest Mercedes stating that it was his revenge. The Jew they tried to kill can now drive around in their famous car. I'm not sure he was right but its a perspective.