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Finding Your Ideal High Holiday Shul Seat Mate

Now that the High Holidays are coming and the lineups for shul tickets are abound, maybe this little form could help you decide where you’d like to sit. I mean listen, we all know how much time you will be spending with your shul-seat-mate, so you might as well utilize this form to find your ideal seat mate! Consider it the match.com of high holiday shul going. It works whether you’re a once a year Jew, damnit shabbos is here every week Jew, or an I’m better than you because I go every day Jew, this list is for you!!!

Best regards, and Shana Tova from your friendly neighbourhood FFB team!

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Introducing: Shabbos Shul Reviews

I’ve been meaning to start this feature for quite a while now (like most things on this blog), but it’s about time we make it happen.

Frum From Bathurst presents to you: Shabbos Shul Reviews!

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Buying Aravos for Hoshana Rabbah: What a Scam

On Hoshana Rabbah, there’s a little custom called “the beating of the aravah,” which is done by taking five branches of the aravos (the same ones we use in the normal 4 minim), and are whacked against the floor five times.

It’s a pretty awesome custom considering you actually get to take something and beat it to the ground an then subsequently practice your quarterbacking skills and hurl them over the Aron Hakodesh. I actually look forward to the whole thing.

Well except for one part: the actual acquiring of said aravos, which is typically done through an unruly transaction with your local shul.
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