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Evolution of Jewish Holidays
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Evolution of Jewish Holidays
Interesting read from Haaretz.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.pre...87ebd4197c

Quote:Rosh Hashanah Wasn't Always the 'New Year.' Here's This Jewish Holiday's History

Much of today's Rosh Hashanah traditions originated with Babylonian worship. Here's how a calf's head morphed into gefilte fish


Quote:We don’t know what the religious life of the Jews was like during the Babylonian exile. But we do know that by the time the Jews returned to Israel, and at the beginning of the Second Temple period (516 BCE), Jewish religious practices had profoundly changed compared with the pre-exile era.
For one, the names of the months that we use to this very day are the Babylonian names. Tishrei for example is a Babylonian month whose name derives from the Akkadian word tishritu - “beginning.”
In addition, the Babylonians took their New Year’s Day celebrations very seriously. They called the holiday Akitu (from the Sumerian word for barley) and Resh Shattim, the Akkadian equivalent of the Hebrew Rosh Hashanah. This was celebrated twice a year, at the beginning of Tishrei and the beginning of Nisan, and lasted for 12 days.
We may postulate that Jews absorbed their veneration for the New Year from the Babylonian example. But it was not immediately apparent upon their return – the Jewish rituals developed over centuries.
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Police say dozens of people to be fined over gathering at Melbourne synagogue,
breaching Victorian COVID laws restricting inside gatherings to 10 people maximum.
Police surrounded the Orthodox synagogue after video footage showed up to 100
worshippers entering the building to mark the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah  
(New Year 5782) last week.  Police say some Jewish community members distracted
them while others climbed over neighbouring roofs to evade officers.

"All adults who attended will be issued with a $5,452 fine. A number of children
who were present will not be fined", a Victoria Police spokesman said. The Police
Assistant Commissioner said he was "appalled" by some of the behaviour.

A news cameraman was also assaulted while filming the gathering. He was
treated in hospital for suspected concussion and police are investigating the
alleged assault.

This is a group of these arseholes outside the synagogue after being forced out by
police; note the silly hats and weird hairdos.

[Image: 47606767-9968027-The_main_illegal_gather...913238.jpg]

This is typical of many theists who have the expectation of "special" treatment and
exemptions from the laws of the land—simply because of their absurd religious
beliefs.    Angry
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(09-13-2021, 03:03 PM)SYZ Wrote: Police say dozens of people to be fined over gathering at Melbourne synagogue,
breaching Victorian COVID laws restricting inside gatherings to 10 people maximum.
Police surrounded the Orthodox synagogue after video footage showed up to 100
worshippers entering the building to mark the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah  
(New Year 5782) last week.  Police say some Jewish community members distracted
them while others climbed over neighbouring roofs to evade officers.

"All adults who attended will be issued with a $5,452 fine. A number of children
who were present will not be fined", a Victoria Police spokesman said. The Police
Assistant Commissioner said he was "appalled" by some of the behaviour.

A news cameraman was also assaulted while filming the gathering. He was
treated in hospital for suspected concussion and police are investigating the
alleged assault.

This is a group of these arseholes outside the synagogue after being forced out by
police; note the silly hats and weird hairdos.

[Image: 47606767-9968027-The_main_illegal_gather...913238.jpg]

This is typical of many theists who have the expectation of "special" treatment and
exemptions from the laws of the land—simply because of their absurd religious
beliefs.    Angry

And wacky, crazy hats.    And then there's that goofy square thing they wear on their heads during prayer.   I think it's supposed to represent the four corners of the earth or something like that.  

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And let's not forget these absurdities!

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      Big Grin      Big Grin          Big Grin              Big Grin                 Big Grin                         Big Grin
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(09-13-2021, 03:36 PM)Dancefortwo Wrote: And wacky, crazy hats.    And then there's that goofy square thing they wear on their heads during prayer.   I think it's supposed to represent the four corners of the earth or something like that.  

[Image: dasdasdas.jpg]

Quote:Tefillin

A tefillin, a cube made of metal with a leather strap.

Tefillin (sometimes called phylacteries) are cubic black leather boxes with leather straps that Orthodox Jewish men wear on their head and their arm during weekday morning prayer. Observant Jews consider wearing tefillin to be a very great mitzvah (command).

The boxes contain four hand-written texts from the Bible, in which believers are commanded to wear certain words on the hand and between the eyes. The texts are Exodus 13:1-10, 13:11-16; Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 11:12-21.

The hand tefillin has all four texts written on a single parchment strip but the head tefillin has four separate compartments, with a single text in each.

Jewish men start wearing tefillin just before their Bar Mitzvah.

As with all ritual objects there are very specific rules about how to make tefillin, and how to wear them.

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I always thought Green Bay Packer fans were silly but, in comparison, at least they get to watch football.

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I think we've discovered the meaning of the Easter Island statues.
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(09-13-2021, 05:32 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote: [Image: d75f7493557e69d209bc5e840fce0131.jpg]


I think we've discovered the meaning of the Easter Island statues.

Bucky, I used to live in the Pico-Robertson Blvd district of LA which is heavily populated by orthodox Jews.  I think it's the largest orthodox Jewish community in the US outside of New York.  Everything in the neighborhood was kosher and a lot of it was written in Hebrew.  I used to see the men with the furry hats and curls at the sides.


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Anyway, I was fascinated by these people.  There were fantastic Jewish delis and bakeries in the neighborhood.   Yum.  But one day I got a hankering for some bacon and scoured the all over for something resembling a strip of pork and after walking around for over an hour I found a little Jewish market that had some bacon waaaaay in the back of the store .......covered in  mold.
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Yiddish Special Forces:
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Kashrut
Nachas
Ivrit
Shoah
Halachah
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This borscht not become a thread for Jew jokes!
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(09-13-2021, 06:33 PM)Dancefortwo Wrote:
(09-13-2021, 05:32 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote: [Image: d75f7493557e69d209bc5e840fce0131.jpg]


I think we've discovered the meaning of the Easter Island statues.

Bucky, I used to live in the Pico-Robertson Blvd district of LA which is heavily populated by orthodox Jews.  I think it's the largest orthodox Jewish community in the US outside of New York.  Everything in the neighborhood was kosher and a lot of it was written in Hebrew.  I used to see the men with the furry hats and curls at the sides.


[Image: orthodox_man_walking_down_street_EKTAR_1...rmat=1500w]


Anyway, I was fascinated by these people.  There were fantastic Jewish delis and bakeries in the neighborhood.   Yum.  But one day I got a hankering for some bacon and scoured the all over for something resembling a strip of pork and after walking around for over an hour I found a little Jewish market that had some bacon waaaaay in the back of the store .......covered in  mold.

Sounds like my bestie nurse friend who says "I'm a vegan, but I eat a tiny bit of bacon, now and then:. Tongue
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(09-13-2021, 03:46 PM)SYZ Wrote: And let's not forget these absurdities!

[Image: d75f7493557e69d209bc5e840fce0131.jpg]

      Big Grin      Big Grin          Big Grin              Big Grin                 Big Grin                         Big Grin

They each seem to be laughing at the ridiculousness of it all.
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Uh... vegetarian bacon?     WTF?

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Ingredients vegan bacon:

Water, soybean oil, modified corn starch, egg whites, soy flour, wheat gluten,
hydrolyzed corn protein, contains 2% or less of vegetable glycerin, salt, soy
protein isolate, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate, sugar, yeast, caramel color,
natural and artificial flavors, monocalcium phosphate, sodium tripolyphosphate,
malic acid, hydrolyzed soy protein, guar gum, lactic acid, hydrolyzed wheat
protein, yeast extract, spice, locust bean gum, sodium sulfite (for freshness),
disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, carrageenan, red 3, nonfat milk, yellow 6,
citric acid. Vitamins and minerals: Niacinamide, iron (ferrous sulfate), vitamin B1
(thiamin mononitrate), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B2 (riboflavin),
vitamin B12.


Ingredients Pork bacon:

Pork, water, sea salt, sugar, cultured celery juice, natural cherry powder [as preservative].

—Apparently the Jews enjoy ingesting what looks very
   much like the contents of my schoolboy chemistry set.     Tongue
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Robert G. Ingersoll : “No man with a sense of humor ever founded a religion.”
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(09-14-2021, 03:46 PM)Minimalist Wrote: [Image: TdRXdaW.jpg]

I was having an argument online with a vegatarian who claimed humans were naturally meant to be vegatarian.  And then I showed her this 45,000 year old spear.    I don't think they were hunting down an elusive, intrepid strawberry.   

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There's a really good reason a whole tribal villages would celebrate when the male hunters came back with a wild boar hanging on a pole.
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Vegetarian = old Indian word for shitty hunter.
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I was having an argument online with a vegatarian who claimed humans were naturally meant to be vegatarian. 

STAY AWAY FROM THAT PERSON!!!!!                    STAY AWAY FROM THAT PERSON!!!!!


That is dangerous levels of stupidity.
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(09-14-2021, 04:11 PM)Dancefortwo Wrote:
(09-14-2021, 03:46 PM)Minimalist Wrote: [Image: TdRXdaW.jpg]

I was having an argument online with a vegatarian who claimed humans were naturally meant to be vegatarian.  And then I showed her this 45,000 year old spear.    I don't think they were hunting down an elusive, intrepid strawberry.   

[Image: mesa_verde_spear_and_knife-640x414.jpg]

There's a really good reason a whole tribal villages would celebrate when the male hunters came back with a wild boar hanging on a pole.

It's for spearing the wild cabbages.
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(09-14-2021, 06:01 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote: It's for spearing the wild cabbages.

Absolutely true, bucky, dear. Is why we domesticated dogs, too. Vicious cabbage killers, dogs Girl_yes2

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@Dancefortwo Now I kinda wish some would write the story of The Elusive Intrepid Strawberry

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“We drift down time, clutching at straws. But what good's a brick to a drowning man?” 
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