Category Archives: Fail

Is Norman’s cholov yisroel yogurt “The People’s Yogurt”? Or just “The Men’s Yogurt”?

I posed the statement on the Facebook machine that something was missing here in this advertisement for chlov yisroel yogurt made by Norman’s Dairy. The ad was featured in the Community Link magazine/yellow pages/catalogue, which is your neighbourhood Toronto/Thornhill/GTA frummy directory for anything tangible.

Here’s a really easy hint: Circumcision.

(Apologies to the female toddler in the ad and her family. I’m almost as bad as the creators of this ad.)

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Lulav Bloopers

I was in shul the other day shaking my lulav when it occurred to me that I had brown stuff on my lulav. I’ve seen the brown on lulavim before, but as I glanced around the shul I didn’t see any other brown lulavim.

My first thought was ,”oh $&%^! I bought a pasul lulav!” So there I was saying hallel and trying to pick the brown out of my lulav. All of a sudden the chazzan says Hodu, and I figure I gotta start waving this thing. As I’m waving and peeling I realize that a) I have no clue how to wave this thing, b) the brown stuff is getting all over my hair, c) I have no idea if the pittum should be up or down, d) I’m probably not allowed to tear the lulav on chag or make it (more) pasul than it might have been. Read the rest of this entry

Quick Rant: I hate the term “Sukkah Hop”

I hate the term “sukkah hop”. Why? Cause it’s an incorrect term and it’s not even cool when people use it.
You’re not literally or even figuratively hopping to a sukkah. You’re going┬áthere.
Stop calling it something stupid and just freaking visit them and say “I’m coming to visit your sukkah,” like a normal person.

Now when you’re going from sukkah to sukkah to sukkah, that’s different. In that case, the term holds up. But that’s it. If you’re going from ONE sukkah to another, or even from a place not called a sukkah to an actual sukkah, it is NOT CALLED sukkah hopping.

Call it what it is and not by some wannabe cool, yet inaccurate phrasing.