As the Sdyor family doesn't practice organized religion, because obviously we've gotten it right and don't need to practice anymore, we have a tendency to treat all religious practices with a bit of scepticism and a whole lot of heresy. Not being content with making a mockery of Christian Doctrine we've apparently moved onto one of the other major faiths.
James (Age 10): "Who's in. We're playing dreidel."
Mom: "Where'd you get a dreidel?"
James: "A girl at school gave me one. She also taught me how to play."
Dad: "I'm in. What do we do."
James: "I think you're supposed to have two dreidel and you spin them for the best score."
Olympia (Age 14): "Nice. It's like Beyblade. We should build a stadium."
James: "The symbols on the dreidel are Hebrew numbers and the highest number wins."
Mom: "What did I roll?"
James: "I think that's a two."
Dad: "What's this?"
James: "You rolled a two as well."
Mom: "That can only mean one thing. A dreidel off!"
James: "I rolled a four."
Olympia: "I rolled a two as well. I think your playing with a loaded dreidel!"
James: "Why would I cheat at a game with religious significance!"
Olympia: "You cheat at everything. All I wanted was a little dreidel battle and a nice Kosher meal and this is what it turns into."
Mom: "This is not a Kosher meal. We're eating bacon pizza. I think your being a little dramatic."
Olympia: "Drama is the right of the Jewish American Princess."
Mom: "Your not Jewish."
Olympia: "Don't try to lay your Jewish mother guilt on me."
Mom: "We're not Jewish."
Dad: "Your acting like schmucks."
James: "Oy Vay."
You can learn how to actually play dreidel here: http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Jewish_Holidays/Hanukkah/At_Home/Dreidel/How_To_Play.shtml
You can learn about Jewish guilt here: http://www.torah.org/features/spirfocus/guilt.html
- ▼ December (16)