I should say first of all that the Facebook version of me has been waging a private war against people who are “donating their Facebook statuses” to some website that pumps Qassam rocket count updates into their status automatically. It’s silly. I’m just saying.
Back here in the rear recesses of the UJC office, in the four cubicles shared by Limmud NY, we just received word of a prayer session (in progress !) in Conference Room 1, where UJC employees are praying for something regarding the ongoing clusterfuck in Israel/Gaza.
I went, naturally. And I was full of skepticism, naturally. I popped my eye in through a cracked door, saw people sitting around the room. I guy was reading something. I got a weird vibe and left.
So I’d just like to reiterate my dubious discomfort with group prayer regarding current events and medical conditions. I know, I know; it’s litrugically conservative jackasses like me that are keeping Jewish prayer from being relevant blah blah blah blah blah.