Jewish fasting and Muslim feasting

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    Oct 04, 2014 4:37 AM GMT
    To my fellow Jews observing Yom Kippur, have an easy fast

    Gmar chatimah tovah ve-shabbat shalom.

    To any Muslim guys on RJ, Eid Mubarak.

    It's cool that our holidays coincide this year.
  • Bunjamon

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    Oct 05, 2014 11:25 PM GMT
    I'm not Jewish but my husband is, so I fasted with him this year and we attended Yom Kippur services together before a break the fast with friends yesterday. What I'm more excited for though is Sukkot next week! We are having the perfect weather for it. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 06, 2014 3:23 AM GMT
    Speaking as student raised in a Jesuit school during his young years who had to study all of you people's religions, I have still never understood why you people seem to have such issues between you, like brothers or something, when your respective religions seem to have so much in common. But I guess if you are outside of peoples' houses you don't really know the intricacies of what is going on inside the house. "Never get in between me and my little sister if we are fighting each other. We will suddenly get together and kick your ass, and then we will go back to fighting with each other, lol" that's the black African worldview of life I guess.
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    Oct 06, 2014 3:28 AM GMT
    I want to be a Jewish Muslim when I grow up so I can feast and fast on the same day.
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    Oct 06, 2014 7:38 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidI'm not Jewish but my husband is, so I fasted with him this year and we attended Yom Kippur services together before a break the fast with friends yesterday. What I'm more excited for though is Sukkot next week! We are having the perfect weather for it. icon_smile.gif


    That is sooo awesome! &Yeah, I love Sukkot! The biggest mitzvah of Sukkot, is to simply be happy. The lulav, esrog,&Sukkah are nice, but in the prayers it specifically says, (translated) "On this (Holi)Day of Sukkot, time for you to be Happy" (Z'mon Simcha-taynu)
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    But i envy you too. I only seriously dated Jewish women, but when i came out (to myself) my ex-boyfriend&I used to talk about Jewish stuff..&he was as always like 'yeah..whayever, i'll do it to get thru it then never want to discuss it again. LoL

    I hope I can fall in Love, Jewish or not, with someone who respects it like you do for ur hubby.
    Even myself, im mixed, but I chose to accept that part of myself&learn about it too..

    Anyways, Shana Tovah everyone!! Zmon Simcha-taynu!! "Time for us ALL to be happy"

    PeAcE!!

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    Oct 06, 2014 7:52 PM GMT
    declansloan saidSpeaking as student raised in a Jesuit school during his young years who had to study all of you people's religions, I have still never understood why you people seem to have such issues between you, like brothers or something, when your respective religions seem to have so much in common. But I guess if you are outside of peoples' houses you don't really know the intricacies of what is going on inside the house. "Never get in between me and my little sister if we are fighting each other. We will suddenly get together and kick your ass, and then we will go back to fighting with each other, lol" that's the black African worldview of life I guess.


    Funny, black folk get their panties in a wad when people use this term in reference to them.

    Any religion coming out of the Middle East I don't trust. You people is nuts. I prefer eastern philosophies.
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    Oct 07, 2014 4:48 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    declansloan saidSpeaking as student raised in a Jesuit school during his young years who had to study all of you people's religions, I have still never understood why you people seem to have such issues between you, like brothers or something, when your respective religions seem to have so much in common. But I guess if you are outside of peoples' houses you don't really know the intricacies of what is going on inside the house. "Never get in between me and my little sister if we are fighting each other. We will suddenly get together and kick your ass, and then we will go back to fighting with each other, lol" that's the black African worldview of life I guess.


    Funny, black folk get their panties in a wad when people use this term in reference to them.

    Any religion coming out of the Middle East I don't trust. You people is nuts. I prefer eastern philosophies.
    You know that's a good point you make here my brother. I should avoid using the phrase "you people" because now that I think about it, it does sound kind of racist. But I will admit that my family has some of its own views about certain different people that I reject. And the use of that "you people" phrase should be abandoned. But you do know, my Anglo Jewish brother, that this phrase will never totally go away just because, as Freud said, "we humans are just humans in nature."
  • vhotti26

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    Oct 07, 2014 3:01 PM GMT
    I'm jewish and take pride in not participating in all this religious crap.

    Off now to enjoy a bacon sandwich.
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    Oct 08, 2014 2:51 PM GMT
    What's funny, or actually sad, is all the hate that came out of a post from a guy wishing people a Happy Holiday, not only the one he was celebrating, but other cultures too..
    &You would think (in theory) gays would put the judgement behind them.. smh. Damn shame.
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    Oct 08, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
    To be a fly on the wall of some mixed marriages...