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( Apr. 10th, 2009 12:41 am)
It's sad I would have forgotten what day it was unless I saw there was a fanart of Dan at a seder.

It's even sadder that the only way I found the correct prayer was through this.
quietprofanity: (Sabra - Pissed (or Jewish))
( Jul. 28th, 2007 10:48 am)
First, I want to heartily congratulate [livejournal.com profile] kannaophelia on her leave to remain and [livejournal.com profile] kannaophelia and [livejournal.com profile] gibbon_plinth's new flat. I was a little worried for you both, and am glad to see everything is turning out okay.

I'm waiting for an aunt, uncle and two cousins to stop by to make breakfast at my apartment ... this should be interesting.

I'm ... getting near done with Harry Potter. I'm on page 600 or so ... I took a break last night to read part of the Tanakh. I read all of the Book of Joshua yesterday. My Grandfather said theorists believe Joshua was written by the same person who put together most of the Torah ... but I can see why Joshua isn't actually part of the Torah because there aren't any laws in it.

As for reading Joshua, the first part is fun, what with the wall of Jericho coming down and the battles (although that gets tedious and kind of disturbing after awhile). Then at the end it gets into "And this tribe got this amount of land from here to here to here to here to here to here to here [Footnote: The Dead Sea Scrolls also say the tribe got land from here to here to here to here] from here to here to here to here" Repeat 13 times. Also, there's two times when the text says Joshua is old and right after God says, "Joshua, you are old." Oh God, such a nice guy ...

I hope my flippancy doesn't upset people. It's weird, because it seems like some people have this idea that the Bible brings happy thoughts and sparkly kisses and I sometimes read it and am like, "Man, there's a lot of insane and rough stuff in here." Some people would chalk that up to "Old Testament = Vengeful". But no, I don't think that's it. And I can't say that it doesn't bring any spiritual sort of comfort to me, because that's not true. Maybe I like being forced to think my way through things.

Or I don't know. Hard to put into words. I guess what I'm saying is that just because some of it weirds me out doesn't mean I'm throwing it out. Faith is weird, I guess.

ETA: Why do the Jehovah's Witnesses always come when I'm expecting someone else? Sheesh, they're sneaky.


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