Another Lag Baomer Tragedy

22 May

Disturbing reports have reached me that Ner Yisroel is having some rabbi come in to speak to the Yeshiva for Lag Baomer (with attendance mandatory, of course). This is the extent of the celebrations. I’m sorry, what kind of shit is that? Lag Baomer is a day of fun. Bonfires, singing, dancing, drinking, barbecues.

I get it. LB is a chassidishe/sphardi holiday that litvaks don’t hold of. Plus the traditional festivities are as anti-yeshivish as they come. Fine. Then don’t celebrate it. But don’t mutate the holiday into some kind of Frankensteinish unholy perversion, and then pretend you’re doing something special for the boys. That’s not called being nice. That’s raping a corpse you’ve just killed. Are we clear on the difference, Yeshivas?

I don’t want to have to do this again come Chanukkah.

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2 Responses to “Another Lag Baomer Tragedy”

  1. Ben Kaye May 22, 2011 at 1:10 am #

    Right on man. At least give an off shabbos or something,best invention by rabbis. Have fun, but don’t tell us, ad if you get in trouble, you’ve never attended our yeshiva. Understand?

    • itchemeyer May 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

      Haha, yeah. Or take the yeshiva out to play baseball like they did in elementary school. What was wrong with that? It’s fun, and cheap.

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