Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Is it just me?

Or, has anyone else noticed that all the blog posts not written by observant Jews today start off with detailed and superfluous descriptions of what they're having for breakfast, or a lovingly descriptive ode to their favorite cup of coffee?

A friend once noted to me that at the yizkor break on Yom Kippur, (when everyone who has living parents mills around in the synagogue hallway, stomachs grumbling from fasting, waiting to return after the prayers for those who have lost parents are complete) if you walk around the room, all you'll hear is food talk: recipes, descriptions of meals delivered, talk about the meal before the fast, break-fast plans...

Wishing everyone who is fasting today an easy and meaningful fast. (And to everyone else: enjoy your lattes.)

6 comments, so far. Add yours now!

Post a Comment

Jeanne said...

Oh. Um. Guilty as charged.

I hope the day moves by swiftly for those who are fasting.

Thanks for the links you provide - I find them educational and interesting.

Juggling Frogs said...

Thanks, Jeanne, I'm glad you like them!

Just realize that some of us may have been a little too interested in your English muffin and cheese, and may have lingered (figuratively) with you over your coffee this morning...

Just a few (5!) more hours to go...

The Babka Nosher said...

Oops. Me too. This fast day isn't on my radar. I hope it was easy for you!

orieyenta said...

We're almost there! I'll join your for a virtual blogosphere latte then.

Neil Harris said...

I've actually had three posts, to date, that start off with me drinking coffee. And another coming up soon.

Juggling Frogs said...

Babka Nosher,

I enjoyed your diet coke with you, on your new deck, vicariously this morning.


We made it! I've set up the coffee maker for tomorrow morning already.


I'll look forward to reading it. Just don't post it on Tisha B'Av! {grin}

If you liked this article, congratulations! You have great taste. Please brew yourself a cup of coffee.
subscribe to Juggling Frogs