Monday, February 12, 2007


During our Weekend Retreat, I had plenty of time to ponder the details of our Religious Liturgy. In the process, I could not help but notice that there was a tenuous connection to a few sites on my blogroll...

F’r instance, take Psalm 30, which is recited as a part of the daily morning service. Embedded therein is a sly reference to the Bakerina.

Ba-erev yalin bekhi v’laboker rinah - Tears may linger for the night, but joy comes with the dawn.

Boker rinah - joy at dawn - close enough to Bakerina for government work, am I right?

And then there’s Sisu.

Sisu is a Finnish word that can be translated to mean “strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity.” [Wikipedia]. But in Hebrew, sisu means (we) rejoice: an example is its use in the Sabbath song “Sisu et Yerushalayim” (Rejoice in Jerusalem), with lyrics drawn from the book of Isaiah.

Can we draw the inference that the Big Guy approves of blogging? Who knows? But at least a few slices of my blogroll are Liturgically Appropriate.

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