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When The Jewish New Year Falls In December

I learned that my local community center was having a talent show and to be in it members needed to apply with letter of interest, description of talent or resume, wait to be selected for auditions, then wait to be selected to perform. I applied to play my flute.


I thought I'd be competing against the cast of thousands, but when I delivered my letter of interest with description of interest to the organizer chief himself, I discovered I was the sole applicant. He invited me to sit down and chat. First he asked how I came to play the flute, then whether I grew up playing anything. He then asked, "Are you interested in a chamber group?"


"A chamber group?" I said. For some reason, I thought he was referring to the Chamber of Commerce. 


He said, "Some musicians are in a chamber group."


I said, "Usually people who play violin, viola, or cello..."


He said, "I think it would be great if a chamber group played at Christmastime and members could listen."


Feeling rather diplomatic, I said, "I hope you will include other holidays that happen that time of year." 


"Of course," he said, "we could even include Rosh Hashanah."


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Do I detect a note of

Do I detect a note of condescending on the part of the organizer chief? I love the flute. It has such an air of magic to it. Must be those stories I heard when I was a kid about the Pied Piper.

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Chief Organizer


I felt that the chief organizer was showing his cluelessness about Jewish holidays.

Thanks for taking the time to respond.


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On the positive side...

There are two ways to look at it. One is that he is clueless.

But the positive side is may be trying to know and trying to be inclusive.

Rosh Hashanah might not be as strange a guess because he might be simply associating the holiday with the start of the Gregorian calender on Janurary 1.



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On the positive side



I appreciated your perspective. Thanks for chiming in.


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Perhaps the Shofar might be more appropriate for rosh Hashanah..

I don't know how I missed this post...It made me smile -even now.


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The Shofar


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