Thursday, October 02, 2008

The War Against Sukkot

Today I ran some errands at lunch, stoppping to pick up some leaf-shaped cookie cutters and scope out the end-of-summer discounts on hanging candle lanterns and chandeliers. No problem, found what I needed - but you wouldn't believe the store signs:

"Fall Decor"

"Autumn Harvest"

even "Seasonal Items"

Excuse me? Since when did we stop calling holidays by their names?
I am deeply offended that these stores, stores which presumably are catering to their buying
public, couldn't bring themselves to post a single "Happy Sukkot" or "Zman Simchaseinu" sign up.

For crying out loud, it's not like people won't KNOW what all this plastic crap is FOR. Where but in a sukkah would you put up garlands of plastic flowers or fall fruits?

I think it's time we called them on their doublespeak, friends. Sure, it may not be "P.C.," it might make some people feel "left-out" or "unacknowledged," but we need to make a stand.

If not now, when? (At Pesach, when they put out all the beitza-dye as "spring egg coloring kits"?)

If not us, then who? (Are we going to leave it to the Zoroastrians?)

If they want a war, let's fight back.


Blogger Bad Cohen said...

ROTFL, my dear.

10/02/2008 5:41 PM  
Anonymous JS said...


10/03/2008 9:11 AM  
Blogger Juggling Frogs said...

Furthermore, why do they wait until the very end of December to put the sukkah lights on sale?

10/03/2008 2:10 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der ┼íteg) said...


10/03/2008 3:28 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

(At Pesach, when they put out all the beitza-dye as "spring egg coloring kits"?)

Have you ever heard of colored eggs for Lag BaOmer?

10/05/2008 10:13 AM  
Blogger The Rebbetzin's Husband said...

To me, the worst part is the way that stores around here build up Purim a ridiculous six months in advance, while we're still doing Succos!

10/06/2008 2:01 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

I've got candles from the kosher aisle.... which were available two weeks before peysach. I never knew about the chumrah not to use electric lights for eight days, before, but now I'm surprised it isn't more widely known.

Electricity is by physics a zeicher for chometz.

10/06/2008 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, did someone say 'zoroastrian"?

A tower of silence next to every cretch..., cresht...., creptsh... however that word is spelled.

On second thought, that might not be such a bright idea. The spelling of the word has nothing to do with why it isn't.

---Grant Patel

10/07/2008 3:03 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

Granty-poo, yer gibbering.

10/07/2008 8:28 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

And by the way, it's the kretsh in kretsh-much.

10/07/2008 8:29 PM  
Blogger Juggling Frogs said...

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10/07/2008 8:43 PM  
Blogger Juggling Frogs said...

I had to read these comments aloud.

At first I thought you were asking, "Kvetch much?", and I was going to defend our rights to kvetch about all this.

10/07/2008 8:45 PM  

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