Sunday Café – 4/9/2016 – European Jewish Culture Day

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  • #851529

    pussigato
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    A wonderful day is today. European Jewish Culture Day is celebrated in over 35 European countries. The aim is to bring Jewish life to the public in order to share the cultural and historical heritage of the Jewish people.

    Although this is in Europe, Jewish people have travelled the world expanding their beliefs and heritage. The first Jewish immigrants to settle in the United States were 23 Sephardic Jews who arrived in New Amsterdam (later known as New York) in 1654. The earliest Jewish people in Canada served in the French and Indian War/the North American part of the Seven Years’ War in 1760. Little is known of Jews in New Zealand before 1831, when Anglo-Jewish traders are known to have arrived. Their traditional roles as multi-lingual travelers between European ports gave them a flexibility in negotiating with the native Maori people.





    And so I go gentle in the night-Have A Happy~

    Nighty night
    PG

    #851530

    Anonymous

    I read the same info last year out of curiosity PG. Are you Jewish? I know someone I went to H.S with who now lives in your state who’s Jewish but I doubt you’re him. But are you Jewish? Off topic? Yuri still needs penicillin. Like to come down and help me get some? I looked and I’m scared to buy him any child cold med. All have a questionable ingredient. Sodium benzoate etc. Dehumidifier would be good if I could get one. Thought is he doesn’t need l lysine and arginine isn’t gonna help if he’s not drooling. I’m scared for him. Three months now. When I first noticed it I thought it would go away on its own. We had a glitch with taurine that might’ve caused this and the fact that he was kept outside as a newborn with the rest of the litter and I had to wash him which caused terror. Too many times. He still has stuff on him despite this second month of one spot. Going outside won’t cure him. Fish oil isn’t helping much. That NSAID will protect his heart…..I hope. One a day but? Vet care is out of reach. Bring him in??? I can’t get there, they’re not human towards me at all. No way to and no money up front. No section 8 and if you knew how much I got a month? Total? He needs help. Echo area? Not gingko, he doesn’t have eye problems which is all that’s for? The stuff works for stomach problems but this is chest. My…..what do I do??

    #851535

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Thanks PG for today’s Café. I didn’t even know about this day! *smacks self on head*
    Actually in my very own province:

    “Ezekiel Hart (May 15, 1767 – September 16, 1843) was an entrepreneur and politician in British North America. He is often said to be the first Jew to be elected to public office in the British Empire.

    He was elected three times by the voters of Trois-Rivières to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada. Some members consistently prevented him from taking his seat by observing that as a Jew, he could not take the oath of office, which included the phrase “on the true faith of a Christian”.” (Wikipedia)
    There is a Hart Street in Trois-Rivières.

    And nowadays there are more Jewish members in gov’t and I believe that the oath does not refer to any specific religion and one can swear on the book rep one’s beliefs. Oh and one promises to serve the Queen or something like that.

    I can actually read some Aramaic as some of our prayers are in this ancient language.

    Now for Dorry, every day IS Shabbat. For me, NOT. 🙂 Esp today as Mr. A/C is due to come in pm and replace thingy in closet. My bdrm now resembles the stockroom at a “posh” store hehehe. Stuff neatly stashed everywhere! 😉

    And in my own n’hood:
    “The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of Montreal … is the oldest Jewish congregation in Canada. The Congregation … was formally established in 1768.”

    #851536

    Buttons
    Moderator

    it’s great to have these kind of days that encourage people to look past their own beliefs and religion and to learn something new about a different culture. 🙂 there’s a very large Jewish community in Dublin and has been thriving for well over 100 years 🙂

    #851537

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Hi Buttons! There’s also a synagogue in Cork City that’s now a historical spot. If I could access the cybermobile I’d pay a visit and then spend loads of time visiting you and the furries. 🙂
    Actually main char Leopold Bloom in Joyce’s “Ulysses” is Jewish. And I do know someone who’s family is part of that Dublin Jewish community. She’s a librarian and we had a good chat a while back about Celtic culture.

    #851547

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    Hi everyone – interesting info!
    Picking up on yesterday’s thread – no socks with sandals here! One or the other! I was looking for the bit from the animated tv series “King of the Hill” where Hank mentions socks and sandals. Native American Indian John Redcorn perks up and says, “What’s wrong with socks and sandals?”
    Dewey’s wound isn’t weepy today, but still looks bad. He’s gotten 2 doses of meds so far, hope that will do the trick. Then saw a wound on Berta’s front leg. I hope it’s not a bite, but will get her on meds too. Someone ate too much too fast and yakked on my steps, ewww! It’s one thing to pick up their ‘gifts’, but outdoor yakkage, yuck! That’s 2 days in a row I’ve skipped breakfast!

    #851548

    pussigato
    Participant

    I hope Dewey and Berta get better soon. You’re an awesome foster meowmy and I’m glad you can get close enough to treat them.

    Did you step in the yakkage? ewww

    #851549

    pussigato
    Participant

    #851551

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    Thankfully didn’t step in it. Had to ignore it for a bit until my tummy decided to settle down. I can handle yakkage for the most part, (cat only – human yakkage is a whole ‘nuther story!) but someone ate a LOT of crunchies after their wet food brekkie.

    #851552

    AZDEBRA 5/27 & crew
    Participant

    Morning or in most cases, afternoon! Joan, ewwww hate that oh so wet sot that I end up stepping in when someone wants to share.

    #851553

    AV
    Participant

    I think they purposefully leave the yakkage where our feet will find it so we will clean it up ….. (for them)
    My shofar looks very much like the one at the top of the page, it’s beautiful! I love it!
    ….. the sock/sandals attire is frighteningly ridiculous ….. but it compliments their bright red sunburns, cause they don’t learn about/apply sunscreen until it’s too late …. or they ‘believe’ waterproof means you don’t have to re-apply ….. *sighs and shakes head* …..

    #851554

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Tks for yakkage story JJ – unfortunately read it just as I was about to have my, well very late brunch. I did prevail. 😉 Sounds like some tough times in the yard!
    Socks with sandals hmmm … I’m generally a “live and let live” purrson when it comes to fashion, but IMHO this is a bad look.
    Now it’s like 30 degrees C and humid out and I plan to wear white skirt tomorrow. so there! Hehehe.
    Mr. A/C is due to be here at around 4 pm so in purrfect world I can reclaim my closet before bedtime. Figure with A/C on paint touch-up should dry relatively quickly.
    Now that I’m home from gym, where there were very few peeps, it being hol wknd and all, must continue assembling latest sweater. L8R!

    #851555

    ecbrown
    Participant

    Hi guys….just popping in to say hi. Made it back from lake and game and had a fun time. Great to see that you guys are having a good weekend too.

    #851557

    lagatta
    Participant

    Buttons, Bloomsday!

    #851558

    lagatta
    Participant

    Primo Levi’s ancestors spoke “Ebraico piemontese”, though I don’t believe that was the term he used for the local Jewish language with its French, Italian, Hebrew, Ladino and other influences. He also mentioned the very colourful Giudaico romanesco in his book “La Tregua” (the truce) in which he narrates his roundabout journey back home, via Eastern Europe including Russia, as one of his companions is a Roman Jewish lad who worked in a street market and thus had a very different cultural background from Levi.

    Many languages and “Jewish dialects” thereof have been written in Hebrew script, and in the Renaissance there were many women among the authors.

    #851560

    Kittyzee
    Participant

    I have been with you all in spirit as I have no Internet and have only phone which is.less than ideal IMHO. Being a holiday weekend come Tuesday morning all he!! Could be breaking lose on my.internet provider. As I had Internet until they send their tech out here who ruined what I did have. I am trying to read posts and threads even if I don’t post as much as I like.

    #851561

    lagatta
    Participant

    Here is a lovely site from the Europeana collection: http://www.judaica-europeana.eu/

    #851562

    AV
    Participant

    Afternoon all! sounds like everyone is having a good holiday weekend!
    I’m thinking about firing up the grill tomorrow for hamburger & turkeyburgers …. it’s super hot outside, but we will just cook out then eat inside …. I might make a pasta salad or something like and maybe some deviled eggs. I also have some baked beans that I could throw together ….. maybe some shrimp skewers too 🙂 …. or maybe I’ll do all skewers with chicken, shrimp & steak and veggies …. just thinking out loud here 🙂 feel free to jump in with ideas

    #851563

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    Last night hubby grilled a humongous steak. He also bought a 10lb. bag of potatoes instead of the usual 5lb. I wanted potatoes to make potato salad later in the week when it gets hot, but since I had so many and we were having steak, I made smashed potatoes, yum! We had corn on the cob which was the best we’ve had all summer.
    Tonight I diced up some of the leftover steak as well as some peppers and tomatoes and made fajitas. Added cheese of course. I’ve finally figured out how to make them without having to flip them (they always fall apart!) – I grill both sides of both top and bottom tortillas in the fry pan before loading up one and covering it with the other. End result is a crispy fajita with warm yummy insides. Of course, you can put just about anything in – if hubby hadn’t grilled the steak I was going to do veggie and cheese fajitas.
    Tomorrow I’ll slice up the remainder of the steak and pan fry it and serve with the rest of the smashed potatoes and the remaining 2 ear of corn that we have.
    Watermelon is super sweet right now, so I’ll probably get some for later in the week to go with potato salad.

    #851564

    AV
    Participant

    Joan, I make chipped beef with biscuits with left over steak or corned beef or really any meat …. it’s a simple recipe – an old army favorite …. a white gravy and oh so yummy!

    now started the fear of TWD marathon …. Son and Mr. AV are doing computer work and watching golf (respectively) …. have a great evening all!

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