Mi Shebeirach. WTF? II

You may recall my post from December called “Mi Shebeirach. WTF?” Here we are months later and a commenter called Bella has posted a fascinating and long comment about the halachah of the isse of praying for the ill on Shabat. Totally engaging, in my opinion, if a little dense. I recommend it.

2 Responses to Mi Shebeirach. WTF? II

  1. marty July 16, 2008 at 10:47 pm #

    How do you justify using ‘wtf’ with words from davening like mi shebeirach?

  2. David A.M. Wilensky July 17, 2008 at 8:00 am #

    I don’t feel that I need to, Marty. My attitude toward so-called “bad words” is that there’s really no such thing. Obviously, I cater what I say to the audience that I’m saying it to. I wouldn’t say “What the fuck?” to a random person that I just met. People that I know, however, I’m pretty casual with. And I’m casual on my blog.