Magic Jewball

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Filed under : Judaism
On September 22, 2006
At 1:00 pm
Comments : 18

Hey, so did you hear we have this holiday starting tonight? You probably did because other than Hannukah (more on that in December) it seems to be the only holiday most non-Jews know about. This is because lots of Jews who don’t celebrate anything else will take off a day or two from work and spend Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur or both holed up in synagogue. See, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, or rather, the anniversary of the creation of the world, is a time of reflection. It’s the entrance gate to the ten day period that culminates in Yom Kippur where you think about your year, what you did wrong, what you’d like to change, etc. and then you beg God for forgiveness for telling your boss you were sick when you were actually just too hung over to come in. I guess that’s a kind of sick.

But the point that is generally missed is, until you go to the person you conspired against and ask forgiveness, God doesn’t really want to hear it. Sure, He’ll give you the nod if you sinned against Him, like eating non-Kosher food or telling people He blows. But for person-to-person sins, you have to apologize to the actual victim.

So, here goes.

Dear J-Ball readers,

I’m sorry I haven’t been posting as much as I said I would. I’m sorry I’ve been too lazy to drag out my camera so that my recent posts have been unillustrated. I’m sorry I didn’t update where David Nalbandian is (wait, maybe I need to go directly to David Nalbandian with that one). I’m sorry I always say I’m going to do Jew & A and then I postpone it for days. I’m sorry to anyone who felt they should have been ROTM and wasn’t. Your time will come! Most of you.

And I’m sorry I’m too tired from baking honey cookies last night to make this post any longer.

Now let’s go ahead and have a great year! And when we get to the Super Bowl, let’s already have won. I guess you had to see “Heaven Can Wait” for that one.


PS, I love all of you! Even the Mets fans. And some of the Red Sox fans.

See you next year!


Eh, you knew I’d pick this one, didn’t you?

U2 – New Year’s Day