Friday, November 16, 2007

Shabbat Idea - November 16, 2007

It is Friday, I am really busy but here are my Shabbat Thoughts for November 16, 2007

The Talmud According To Norman Mailer: “…with his strong and distinct voice intact, began to loudly declaim his favorite talmudic section, which discusses when prayers can continue once an ox has defecated near a synagogue.”
For Shame
A Christian Humor Blog, really

Shada for Yeada Schlak de Fabai Geht!
"Too bad for every hit that misses" – A Yiddish Teaching

So when ever “bad” people would be killing/fighting/etc each other, my mother would say this in the harshest Yiddish accent she could muster. It always made me laugh. The fact that such a saying exists is funny. We even lament the negative in our celebration of the pain of our enemies. Got to love Jewish culture! But I digress.

Y-Love at This is Babylon wrote this week on the fights that broke out in Prague this week at a pro-Nazi rally. Read his post if you want the details. He asks is it good when our enemies start beating on each other instead of on us?

While it is nice to say that is good for every hit that misses, eventually the shots will land. And they will blame the Jews.

So as the neo-Nazis and proto-Commies beat the crap out of one another, we sit back and celebrate. But violence begets violence and sooner or later they are coming for us…history is tricky and tends to repeat itself. A complicated situation to say the least…

Shabbat Shalom

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