So I’m listening to this guy chant the names of pagan deities like Krishna and Vishnu during the live broadcast of Yom Kippur Services over at Lab Shul, and the only conclusion I can come to is that I am super duper intolerant. And that’s ok. Earlier I heard a new arrangement of “Kel Yeshuati,” a prayer that is usually sung at Havdalah. But of course Havdalah, a ritual that separates a holy day from a regular day and the service, as it were, was hours from completion. Now another dude is chanting a Muslim prayer… and the most authentically Jewish thing so far? A Christian Pastor singing a Carlebach niggun. Yeah. Not my cup of tea. Sorry.
I’m watching this from Israel. My Yom Kippur is over by the way. Just so you know.
A Tale of Two Jew Pictorials
This week, the Jewish world was regaled with two Jew-themed pictorials. The first, which received a lot of attention, features Yoel Weisshaus, a Shtreimel toting, peyos wearing, honest to God Hassid. What made these photos unusual, was that they appeared ...