Thursday, September 13, 2007

Happy Rosh Hoshanah

I'm not a religious person, but in one of those strange twists that prove that if there is a "God" he/she has a sense of humor: technically, I can be considered Jewish. This is because I have one Jewish grandparent. I'm technically eligible to become an Israeli citizen, and welcome to join a synagogue. Considering that my ancestry is predominately Scottish, and that the one Jewish grandparent was not orthodox, it's a strange position.
Growing up, we noted Jewish holidays with my grandparents. Looking back, I should have exploited this for more days off from school. But I never thought of it.
Rosh Hoshanah is the Jewish New Year, and the year is now 5768. Happy New Year!
Added: As further proof of the quirks of religion, today is also the first day of Ramadan. I'll have another post for that later.

2 comments:

whig said...

Funny, you don't look Scottish.

(sorry, bad joke)

whig said...

Ethnically, I'm the Jewiest Jew who ever Jewed, I think. But I regard myself as Christian.