Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Last of the holidays

Here in the Diaspora the holiday of Sukkot comes to an end with Shmini Atseret and Simhat Torah, a 48-hour day-of-rest (in Israel, the two are compressed into one). Add in Shabbat on Saturday and the Jews must endure another three days without A Commonplace Blog. That will be it for the knock-off-work holidays till April. Back on Sunday!


Susan Messer said...

As a child, I found Simhat Torah to be the most amazing and surprising of all the holidays. We went to an orthodox/conservative shul, and to see all those old guys dancing around and sweating with the Torahs was an eye-full.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Enjoy the holiday. You have at least two Catholic friends in the blogosphere.

D. G. Myers said...

Many thanks, T.Q. Two of my best friends in the world are Roman Catholic. One of my greatest sorrows is that so many Jews continue to harbor an anachronistic distrust of the Church.