Loonies on Parade

No. There was no Eden, there was no Adam and Eve, and there was no Fall; that story is make-believe.

Meantime, down in south Florida, observant Jews are wondering if it would be allright if — with a hurricane coming, and all — they worked on the Sabbath to flee or protect their property from Dorian.

And in South Florida, many Jewish families were trying to determine if they were allowed to work on boarding up their house or prepare to leave it over the Sabbath, which began at 7:25 Friday night. In Hollywood, Fla., Rabbi Gideon Goldenholz of Temple Sinai of Hollywood said they could.

“A hurricane is life-threatening,” he said, “so you have to do everything you can.”

I can remember when I was a kid and my mother would complain about me not having enough sense to come in out of the rain. Perhaps I had a religious sensibility, then, that I have since lost.

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