Friday, May 22, 2009

What is Shavuot?

Shavuot falls this coming Friday and Shabbat. We'll be celebrating with a service and study session at 8 on Thursday, a service and pizza and blintz lunch on Friday, when we'll unroll at Torah and hear the Ten Commandments. plus our annual Day School Quiz Bowl will take place.

What is Shavuot? See this introduction from My Jewish Learning.

And in honor of Shavuot, the world's only blintz joke:

A Jew was walking on Regent Street in London and stopped in to a posh gourmet food shop. An impressive salesperson in morning coat with tails approached him and politely asked, "May I help you, Sir?"

"Yes," replied the customer, "I would like to buy a pound of lox."

"No. No," responded the dignified salesperson, "You mean smoked salmon."

"Okay, a pound of smoked salmon."

"Anything else?"

"Yes, a dozen blintzes."

"No. No. You mean crepes."

"Okay, a dozen crepes."

"Anything else?"

"Yes. A pound of chopped liver."

"No. No. You mean pate."

"Okay," said the Jewish patron, "A pound of pate. And," he added, "I'd like you to deliver this to my house next Saturday."

"Look," retorted the indignant salesperson, "We don't schlep on Shabbos."

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