The Muqata جميل في المقاطعة: Shake that Lulav, Baby. (I love Israel during sukkot)
I love reading The Muqata. Jameel took us to the front lines during the recent non-war between Israel and Hezbollah, to the tomb of Joshua in the middle of the night, and posts other various and sundry crazy items of life in Israel. And that he's sharing the Jewish perspective with the world, is a good thing.
Today he shared with us an interesting look at a festival called Sukkot, which I guess I should have known about if my OT knowledge was where it should be...but OK, I admit it, I never heard of this holiday, had to look up the Wikipedia link. And the video...I thought, this is a Jewish religious holiday? Looks like Abraham should be flippin' in his tomb.
Then I thought of some of our crass displays of Christmas spirit...
I wonder if religious Jews get as offended at these booty shakers as we do at various signs of secular de-Christianization of Christmas.