Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Fast and The Furious

As is usually the case on fast days, think this is going to be a long day.

Even longer when it only finishes at 8.20 tonight and I have to endure a bus ride back to Jerusalem around that time as well. Not looking forward to it at all.

One of the good things about Australia was that this fast and Tisha B'Av both finished around 5.30-45ish.

Today I will try to fly under the radar and hopefully won't get any headaches which I tend to get on days like this.

Apt given what is happening all around us that we are fasting today. The country isn't in the best of shape and communal fasting may do it some good.

14 Comments:

Blogger Sweatshop Worker said...

You said exactly what I was thinking this morning.. this is usually a 'minor fast' (in my eyes) and I would usually only do til midday. Given the currect events, I am going to be doing all day and I have a feeling this year it will mean so much mroe than it usually does.
As ever, the post was right on the money.

11:39 AM  
Blogger ifyouwillit said...

I would hardly call this fast a minor one. I do intend to leave work early and get some zed's.

I'm looking forward to how early it goes out as opposed to the British height of summer times I was used to!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Sweatshop Worker said...

If- I did not mean it was a 'minor' fast.. I mean in comparison to the 'traditional big fasts' such as Tisha Bav and Yom Kippur.
In the grand scheme of things, there are usually more people fasting on Tisha B'Av than on this one.... Thats all I meant!

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto, on the headaches. Thanks for the #'s help, and good times, and for the scare, this a.m.

2:45 PM  
Blogger IsraLuv said...

i hope you have an easy fast. May we take the time to realize why we are fasting and how those historical events came to be.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

you complain about 8.30?
Here it's till after 10:30 pm!

4:50 PM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Anon - How you coping now? Just about 3 hours to go. Im dreading the ride home.

Israluv - Amen. Hope nobody had a hangover today.

Prag - 10.30pm! That is inhumane. Hope you get through it in one piece.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Hope you're feeling ok - fast is almost over!

8:01 PM  
Blogger kasamba said...

hope you had an easy one!

1:39 AM  
Blogger Wisey said...

Yeah, by the time I remembered that I had forgotten, it was over....

6:06 AM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

great title. hope you made it..

i hope these are the last 3 weeks we have to deal thru this madness...

8:32 AM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Jameel - I ate a little bit and then was so out of it I went to bed at 9.30.

Kasamba - It was ok in the end and thankfully the bus ride back wasn't too bad. How was it at your end in the vegetable patch?

Wisey - Too easy then.

Anonym00kie - Thanks Anonym00kie. It was ok in the end. Did you get through it in one piece?

12:40 PM  
Blogger FrumGirl said...

I love the bus ride to Jerusalem! I love the mountains, the scenery... ah I want to be there so badly! hope you fasted well....

3:52 PM  
Blogger kasamba said...

Well, my male veg drove me mad!!!!
They kept complaining on and on and on about how hungry they were and about how they don't think there's enough food in the house to fill their canaverous bellies.

Thank G-d the fast ended when it did!

5:32 PM  

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