Friday, April 3, 2015

Big Friday

To observant Christians, today is Good Friday.  To observant Jewish people, tonight is the first night of Passover.  And to some of us, it’s payday.  There’s a reason to celebrate something right there.

Most Quakers don’t observe holidays because they believe that every day is a reason to celebrate.  But I’ve been invited to Seder tonight with my friends — I will wear my Quaker hat as my yarmulke — and enjoy the lesson in history and the brisket.  Just because we don’t make a big deal out of it doesn’t mean I can’t help friends celebrate their traditions and be a Friend.

It’s a teacher workday at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which means kids get the day off and it’s (hopefully) going to be a quiet Quaker-like day at the office.

2 barks and woofs on “Big Friday

  1. Its the same old story; “They tried to kill us, we won, lets eat”. I made the Briskets last weekend, they are defrosting and waiting to go into the oven to reheat along with the Tzimmes and Potato Kugel.

  2. Happy weekend Bobby Mustang! I can assure you that our local Kroger was not having a quiet Quaker kind of day. I (inaccurately, as it turned out) figured everyone would be busy either preparing food for Seder or getting ready to go to Noon Mass today. I was drastically wrong. Even the staff was surprised. and they were out of Pesach coke. Fortunately I’s stocked up while I could.

    Enjoy tonight’s company and food. If Elijah wanders in, please give him my best.

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