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Day of Atonement

Hungry already....

September 25, 2004 | Permalink

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A commenter at Matt's site wondered whether the Jewish neocons are doing extra atonement this year. What a good question. [Read More]

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What the hell are you doing on a computer today? :) Observant but not THAT observant?

Posted by: attobuoy | Sep 25, 2004 10:50:39 AM

"Shomer F-ing Shabbat" - Walter Sobcheck

Posted by: justin | Sep 25, 2004 10:56:38 AM

True dat.

Posted by: litho | Sep 25, 2004 11:12:23 AM

It's a great tradition, as is confession.

So, what's a young guy like you got to atone for?

Posted by: racer | Sep 25, 2004 11:25:48 AM

Observant! I wouldn't have figured that.

Posted by: Ikram | Sep 25, 2004 11:35:23 AM

Does alcohol count against your fast?

Posted by: Kriston | Sep 25, 2004 11:47:12 AM

Peace to you this day.

Posted by: Stephen | Sep 25, 2004 11:53:44 AM

Focuses the mind. And it's only about 9 hrs more (PT here), less for you!

Posted by: grishaxxx | Sep 25, 2004 12:48:19 PM

Go, and sin no more. Henceforth eschew centrism in all its works and all its ways.

Posted by: Zizka | Sep 25, 2004 1:24:54 PM

What zizka said.

Posted by: Lindsay Beyerstein | Sep 25, 2004 3:02:32 PM

I've always found the trick to getting through this is keeping your mind occupied. When the holiday falls on a workday, I always go to work. Today, I've been watching football. If you're just sitting around doing nothing, you're gonna be thinking about how hungry you are, and that just makes it worse.

Posted by: Thlayli | Sep 25, 2004 3:21:43 PM

I'm hungry too. But one does wonder on these sorts of holidays if certain of the neocons who share our faith (not all of them, mind you!)-- if they do any soul searching on the day of atonement? Do they have the capacity for doubt? and if not, isn't that against our religion, to not have the capacity for doubt? To think one is infallible?

Posted by: L | Sep 25, 2004 4:12:00 PM

What the hell does this this involve? Like most Jews, I thought, my family only celebrates Passover and Jewish Christmas. Plus I vaguely remember something about fruit in a little house in the parking lot of the David Lee Roth Jewish Temple, which I attended when I was a kid. Something to do with Zionism. Like pretty much everything we did there. G-d, I hate myself.

Posted by: godoggo | Sep 25, 2004 11:11:28 PM

Actually, I think the neocons are some of the most secular Jews around. From what I heard they don't attend synagogue (sorta like Bush not going to church). I'd be surprised if any of them actually fasted yesterday.

Posted by: Linda | Sep 26, 2004 11:55:51 AM

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