Y’all know by now that I’m Jewish, right? The sprinkling of Yiddish, the ownership in headlines like, “What’s a Jewish Girl Like You Doing in a NASCAR Place Like This,” the fact that I’m wandering….
An aside, when I told my 93-year-old Grandmother about this trip (before leaving), she said, “it’s not a very Jewish thing to do.” As a people we’re not really campers and hikers. Which is one (of many) reason(s) I haven’t had much luck finding the right guy.
So why am I bringing up religion? The next thing you know I’ll talk about politics. Or my adamant belief in the existence of unicorns. Because ’tis the season for the Jewish holidays. Technically it’s the new year, but to compare that with January First is like comparing wedding vows to running errands–one is sacred, one is banal.
The Jewish holidays means I’ll be off the grid for a few days both this week and next.
I’ll miss you, too.
What will I be doing? Going to services and eating. And meeting lovely people who have offered to feed me even though they don’t know me. Community. And then next week, for Yom Kippur, I’ll be with a friend who I haven’t seen in 15ish years–that’s a treat beyond the season!
Want to know more about the holidays? Read, but don’t judge. Your religion is odd from the outside, too.
Wishing you a happy, healthy, and sweet new year!