Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Helpful animation for Sukkot-celebrants

To be sure, if you follow the Jewish calendar, you know Rosh-Hashannah, (the new year) starts this Thursday. Additionally, the holiest day on the calendar, Yom Kippur, is the 18th.

Still, I look forward to Sukkot. I'm gonna try for an actual outdoor sukkah this year, and invite everyone for a barbecue. (No pork, shrimp or lobster!)

You can read up on the holiday and its observance here.

What I love is that Jewfaq.org has now added a little gif to demonstrate to goy-brains like myself just how the lulav and etrog are to be waved!

Lost? Go back up and click the "here" link, and read the article. Additionally, you can read my atomically-enhanced writings on Sukkot by clicking on this word.


PaperSmyth said...

"No pork, shrimp or lobster!"

What would happen if some poor schlep wanted a cheeseburger? :-?

Allen's Brain said...

Well, if they chose to eat their beef with dairy, I suppose I couldn't technically prevent them...
Then again, I question the Scriptural authority of that particular tradition. Just because God commands you don't boil a kid in its mother's milk--that's no good reason to avoid cheeseburgers.
On the other hand, if you feel strongly about keeping that "command," I'll certainly respect that.

PaperSmyth said...

Well, I love cheeseburgers.... Ah, nuts, Veggie Tales earworm coming on!

I'm just curious about how others observe their faith. (Perhaps too curious?) Thanks for the info. :) Your perspective is valuable to me.

Allen's Brain said...

He said to her, I'd like a cheeseburger, and I might like a milkshake as well! She said to him I can't give you either; and he said Isn't this Burger Bell?

I'm not particularly observant of kosher laws or Judaism as a whole. I like bacon cheeseburgers, m'self. But if we're gonna celebrate the holyday, it seems only just to try and keep kosher for those moments--in keeping with the season.
MY concern is to point to the larger meaning BEHIND the holydays--and so broaden and deepen my (our) commitment to and worship of Him.
And who doesn't love a cookout?!
Thanks for your interest. I'll try to post relevant pics when the time comes.

Still trying to decide if I want to attempt camping out that week.