Friday, December 28, 2007

Time flies


A Hungarian Orthodox Jewish man dances with his son at the beginning of the Hanukkah Festival in downtown Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007. The Hanukkah Festival is also known as the Festival of Lights and lasts eight days. It commemorates the rededication of the Jewish Second Temple in Jerusalem in 165 B.C. after its desecration by followers of Antiochus of Syria. (Photo: AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
I would simply like to point out that the above Hungarian Orthodox Jewish Man is not in fact dancing with his son, nor is he in fact Hungarian. It's actually my friend, name withheld to protect the innocent, who is on Shlichus this year in Budapest. And he's from Sydney. And a Shochet. So stay out of the way of his knives.
And now, wow, time for another weekend. This week went by faster than a speeding Olympian on steroids. We've come into the phase that I refer to simply as, "The Zone." How melodramatic. How common. Nevertheless, it describes the situation with a frightening degree of accuracy. The Zone is a state wherein time, in Yeshiva, seems to contract. Time, as everyone knows, doesn't tick the same tock in all situations. for example, the time it took for the three weeks of Yeshiva to conclude before my sister's wedding took much longer than the three months before Pesach. This is fact. I was there. In LA, Sundays would take as long as the rest of the week combined. Here in beautiful, if a bit chilly, Minnesota, it appears that I won't even get that one day. When I wake up Sunday morning, the week is basically over. I don't anticipate time slowing down until, oh, a week before Purim. Actually, I'll probably be so busy, the Time Police (I'd say gods, but that might be controversial, and possibly illegal) will spite me still. Oh well, we can but try. Oh yes, and check out some of my dear relatives in this article-http://lubavitch.com/article/2021570/Chabad-Unveils-Talmudic-Study-Program-In-15-Cities.html

6 comments:

C said...

Just stam... doing Chitas now... thought of our conversation :)

The Real Shliach said...

I hope you forgive me for being harsh, but he really makes me mad.

C said...

Of course you're forgiven. Was a great spat, all in the spirit of fun :).

Thanks for trying to protect me.

The Real Shliach said...

Spirit of fun, or spirited fun, or spirited away, or something...

My pleasure. Would now be an appropriate time for another joke at the expense of the male ego?

By the way, I meant to say in my previous comment, doing chitas and reading TRS at the same time results in only the latter being done in a timely fashion...

C said...

It's always an appropriate time :)

Well, I was doing Chitas. When I got to Chumash, and reached 19:17, I thought of our conversation. So, I went into your archives to find a post with no comments, so you would get the comment, but not tens of other people.

The Real Shliach said...

Oy, women.

G-d is so apropos, eh?