Sunday, September 20, 2009


Yesterday was not only the first day of Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year - it was also Talk Like a Pirate Day.

You wouldn’t think Jews and pirates would have anything in common, but you’d be wrong.

The only problem? Because yesterday was Shabbat as well as Rosh Hashanah, Jewish pirates (and pirate wannabees) could not listen to the sound of the Shofarrrrh.

To those eager to hear the sounds of the traditional ram’s horn trumpet - tekiarrrrh, teruarrrrh, tekiarrrrh gedolarrrrh - the rabbi could only say, “Wait until tomarrrrhow.”

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