February 11th, 2007

Oscar fools

On a full cup of wine

So I went to the local conservative synagogue yesterday, and I want to get some thoughts down.
They did a pretty complete service. I decided to take the plunge this week because this is the week that they read the 10 commandments. It seemed like something I could stand to hear, not that I have any intention of murdering anyone this year, but it's good to be reminded that I shouldn't.

Note: This is turning out to be more of a play-by-play than a highlight real. I'll add some cut tags.

I've been going to the synagogue to play Mahjongg (as previously mentioned at some point, but probably with a different spelling), so this is just like the next step for me. I woke up early (as one should do), did my learning, finished a book I was reading and headed there by the long slow way. Using the long slow way (it's probably longer time-wise, but I'm less likely to screw it up) during the daytime for the once, I was able to see a way to make it a shorter way and decided to take that way on the return trip.

Because of the way I came in, I ended up walking through the back of the sanctuary on my way to coat room. Actually it's a less a function of the way I came in and more a function of the fact that they were expecting a big crowd for the Rabbi's son's Bris directly after the service.

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Thus ends my first experience.