Sunday, March 18, 2007

Game over

Lovely description of Purim in Israel, but Eitan, what's going on over there?

In the morning, after Shacharit (morning prayers) and the Megillah reading for the day, which was much more calm, we started drinking in earnest, and did what any self-respecting drunk people should do, which is decide to dig barbeque pits in the yard, kasher (make kosher by cleaning and super-heating) some old grill tops, and cooking 20 rolling around playing with fire and drinking outside all day. At some point we all went in for Mincha (afternoon prayers), which consisted more of drunk people rolling around on the floor and singing than actual tefillah (prayer), but was holy nonetheless. Rav Yehoshua Kahan won at Purim this year by stripping down to his underwear and reading from the ‘Sermon on the Mount’(from the book of Matthew, in the Christian Bible) during the repetition of the Amidah. At some point in the afternoon, after more barbecuing, and yelling from the rooftops of caravans, we made our way to the houses of the Rebbeim (Rabbis) of the yeshivah, first going to Rav Daniel's, and then heading over to Rav Natan’s (together with Rav Daniel), where we witnessed the two Rav’s arguing about incredibly deep things. It’s interesting, how incredibly different the views of two people who live life within the same, very specific strictures can be, and Rav Natan and Rav Daniel are a perfect example of this.

On the one hand, Jimmy Akin did once . . . pointedly . . . point out that there's no need for clothes in Heaven. However, I don't think that's what the good rabbi was going for.

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