Religion & Beliefs

Sit, Already, and Have a Little Something

Truth? I enjoy yanking everything out of cupboards and drawers and cleaning my apartment at Rosh HaShanah then again, of course, at Pesach, probably way, way more than I should. I clean, I take care of little nagging errands, and … Read More

By / September 11, 2007

Truth? I enjoy yanking everything out of cupboards and drawers and cleaning my apartment at Rosh HaShanah then again, of course, at Pesach, probably way, way more than I should. I clean, I take care of little nagging errands, and when I sit back, it's a satisfying feeling, to be on top of things.

But, with the clean-a-thon (and errand-a-thon) in full swing probably in many homes, with half the MOTs I know schlepping through airports today, and with the cringe-worthy spectacle I just saw drive past my apartment building (a plumber's van with a PVC missile on top and a sign tied to the side that read Been lookin' for Bin Laden… remember 9/11), I thought we could all use a break and a laugh. Tomorrow, I'll be back with a more of my heavier granola-girl biznass, but today, let's just chill and laugh, yeah? Great.

 

Okay, then, first read President Bush's Rosh HaShanah greeting to us, but read it out loud in his voice. Hilarious! Can you imagine him saying Shanah Tovah? Or shofar?!? I know, I know, it's a nice gesture and we should be menschy and thank him, but c'mon, it's funny. Almost as funny as how totally uncomfortable he looked at the chanukiot lighting at the White House last year.

Check out Rabbi Richard Israel's cute list of using different kind of bread for different types of behavior one wishes to modify at a Taschlich ceremony. (I'd like to add booze-drenched fruitcake and Guacamole Doritos to the list of options on behalf of a particular friend's Very Fun Time In Mexico a few months ago.)

 

Lastly, I assume most of you have seen Rosh HaShanah Girl, inspired by Obama Girl. If not, do enjoy. Lyrics and more info can be found here. Since we're watching videos, let us not forget last year's Ro-Ro-Ro-Rosh HaShanah (to My Sharona), Hebrew Crunk and this shofar garage door opener. (Hi, can you imagine how much fun you'd have with a shofar in place of keys and openers? My neighbors would die.)

Anyway, break over. Back to making shalom bayit.