The Personal and the Universal
Well yesterday sure was interesting!
I really enjoyed writing yesterday's post for The Muqata, but the reaction people had to it surprised me even more. I THOUGHT I was writing an incredibly revealing personal piece on my my Friday experiences only to find out the EXACT SAME THING is happening every week in Jewish homes all over the world.
A non-Jewish friend of mine cleverly observed: "It sounds pretty difficult to jump into an ancient tradition from a fast paced modern world." And it's true! When you are driving at 100MPH and need to take it down to zero in a hurry there is bound to be some screeching of brakes and a little rocking and bumping. Just keep your suspension tuned up and you should be OK (alright, the car metaphor went too far, I apologize.)
The next edition of the Modern and the Orthodox will be delayed a bit.
My paying job requires my attention today.