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Monday, December 17, 2007

On the Fringe on Shlomo Katz

Shira enjoys the Shlomo Katz concert at Aish.

She notes that she will no longer worry about getting to an Aish Kodesh sponsored gig on time. The gig was called for 8 but started at 8:40 p.m. This annoys me as well but is a function of Klal Yisrael's penchant for coming late (at least this segment of Klal Yisrael). Had we started on time, we would have had a couple of minyanim of people. By 8:40, the place was almost full. By 9, it was.

This is nothing compared to other segments of Klal Yisrael. A few years ago we organized a parlor meeting in Great Neck in support of our building fund. The target audience were members of the Mashadi community, who had been students of, and were still close to, our Rav.

The event was called for 8 p.m. on a motsai Shabbos. I was supposed to pick up the Rav and a member of our shul who was originally from the Mashadi community. I asked him what time to pick them up. He said come by at 10:30. If we get to Great Neck at 11, it will be perfect timing.

And so it was.

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  • At 10:30 AM, Blogger uberimma said…

    That would drive me so intensely insane that I would have to move. Are they like that about zmanei tefilla?

  • At 10:55 AM, Blogger Shira Salamone said…

    Thanks for the link!

    Also, it was an intersting opportunity to look up the word Mashadi on (Iraqi? Iranian, um, Persian?) Okay, Persian it is. And I thought it was only Ashkenazim (like me) who ran "Jewish time." :)

    Uberimma has a good question about saying the prayers at their mandated times. Maybe "Jewish time" operates for social occasions only, as it does, I would think, for most shomrei mitzvot/commandment observers/religious Jews.

  • At 11:20 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    Our Rav is very makpid on davening times. He is never late and we always start on time.

    I don't actually know how the Mashadi comunity deals with davening times.

  • At 2:35 PM, Blogger yitz said…

    Can we read anything about the music that was played - any videos up anywhere?

  • At 5:38 PM, Anonymous megapixel said…

    ive never heard of a mashadi before.

  • At 8:23 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…


    Aren't you glad you visited here today?

  • At 9:14 PM, Blogger Eliyahu said…

    the CD is wonderful, but i'm sure the concert was even more enjoyable!

  • At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    even in "jewish time" this is just extreme. sad commentary on your paticular community.


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