MOChassid

The rambling thoughts of a Modern Orthodox Chassid (whatever that means). Contact me at emansouth @ aol.com

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Random Thoughts on Election Day

* Is there a law that says election board workers must be at least 85 years old or does it just work out that way?

* I would not be surprised at all if Obama beats Hilary very soundly today. I think the people are getting sick of the Clintons. She comes off as an old has-been compared to a fresh, inspiring young face.

* I don't get the idea of wearing replica sports uniforms. What's pshat?. It is especially goofy if you are 75 pounds overweight and holding a beer. I saw an entire family this morning in Penn Station decked out in the levush. Sheesh.

* I've been going to an especially early minyan lately because of the demands of work. Because the earliest time for talis and tefilin is actually later than their normal starting time, they've put out a schedule of days and starting times. Why does the schedule say "Earliest Talit and Tefilin" when virtually no one in that shul actually speaks that way?

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7 Comments:

  • At 11:44 AM, Blogger Jordan said…

    Um, election workers are volunteers. Retired people make up the logical pool from whom they draw.

     
  • At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    * I don't get the idea of wearing replica sports uniforms. What's pshat?. It is especially goofy if you are 75 pounds overweight and holding a beer. I saw an entire family this morning in Penn Station decked out in the levush. Sheesh.


    I also don't get the idea of wearing the levush of previous G'dolim while not "holding" any of their exemplary qualities.

     
  • At 12:20 PM, Anonymous dave said…

    'Why does the schedule say "Earliest Talit and Tefilin" when virtually no one in that shul actually speaks that way?'

    Huh?

     
  • At 3:01 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    Talis, not Talit.

     
  • At 3:38 PM, Blogger Shira Salamone said…

    Alternatively, in case the "Huh?" refers to "Earliest Talis and Tefilin," this refers to the earliest hour and minute at which it's permissible to put on a talit and tefillin, which, like lighting candles on the eve of Sabbath, changes in accordance with the cycles of the sun.

    This is maybe the sixth Orthodox blog on which I've complained about bloggers who are Orthodox and/or yeshiva graduates writing posts as if everyone who reads them is also Orthodox and/or a yeshiva grad and understands exactly what they're talking about, and also understands both Hebrew and Yiddish.

     
  • At 6:52 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    Shira

    Fair point

     
  • At 2:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    wondering when ur gonna post about Crocs getting sued?Brad

     

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