All that you have is your soul (Tracy Chapman).

Saturday, 15 October 2005

Today's Tuesday...Correct?

On the way to Synagogue this morning, I asked Michal what day it was. She replied “Tuesday”.

You might think that this is a bizarre response, but considering the fact that throughout this month, virtually every other day is either a festival or a Shabbat, her reasoning is totally understandable.

Usually, we go to Synagogue or shul as we call it, on a Shabbat morning. In the last two weeks, this has been extended to Tuesday and Wednesday (Rosh Hashanah) followed by Shabbat….Thursday (Yom Kippur) and today. This coming Tuesday and Wednesday, we will be celebrating the festival of Sukkot (and more shul) followed by Shabbat, three days later. Then, next Tuesday and Wednesday, we will celebrate the festivals of Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah on which we will attend shul once again. This will be followed three days later by another Shabbat.

If Michali is confused as to which day it is, she surely isn’t the only one. I have it on good authority that tomorrow is in fact Sunday. Then again, it could be Thursday, or Friday or even Monday.

I do know that I was in shul this morning, but I’ll be damned if I can remember why.

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