Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas invades our local synagogue :(

As you can see from the date-stamp on my previous post, I got up so late this morning that I still had my bad foot on ice when I was supposed to be leaving for Shacharit (Morning Service) at shul. This turned out to have been particularly bad timing--I was smack-dab in the middle of the first paragraph of the Sh'ma when the folks who rent the synagogue sanctuary on Sunday morning started singing Christmas carols.

For better and/or worse, what's left of our chapel is now sometimes used as a classroom and is, therefore, furnished with school desk-chairs. So I put my siddur down on the desk in front of me and davvened/prayed the entire Amidah prayer with my fingers in my ears. I told our Sunday morning davvening crew that I'll be davvening Shacharit at home on Sundays until after Christmas.


Blogger Miami Al said...

Given the tendency of the past few years of Christmas music coming on before Halloween, I'm hard pressed to express ANY sympathy toward people complaining about Christmas music in December.

Sun Dec 12, 05:18:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

I'm not complaining about Christmas music--that comes with the Diaspora turf. I'm complaining about Christmas music *in my own synagogue.* Shouldn't our Jewish institutions be the one place that we galutniks (Diapora-dwellers) *don't* have to shut up and put up?

Sun Dec 12, 06:45:00 PM 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you just hate December?

Wed Dec 15, 03:50:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

It certainly has it's drawbacks. :(

Thu Dec 16, 09:06:00 AM 2010  
Anonymous The Gaon said...

Your shul rents space to goyim?? OMG! Other than to clean up after a simcha they have no place there.

Wed Dec 29, 04:55:00 PM 2010  

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