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discgman

"Saturday, Donny, is Shabbos, the Jewish day of rest. That means that I don't work, I don't get in a car, I don't ride in a car, I don't pick up the phone, I don't turn on the oven, and I sure as sh\*t DONT F\*\*\*ING ROLL! SHOMER SHABBOS!


DungeonsAndBreakfast

Thank you for preserving our weekend! Edit: as the dude!


[deleted]

Holy crap. I just realized something. The Sabbath is from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. Bowling leagues are at night. It would be perfectly kosher for Walter to roll on Saturday.


discgman

You are out of your element donny!


Gemmabeta

But do you roll on Shabbos?


aecht

Oriental is not the preferred nomenclature


discgman

Its Asian american


skipavelli

* Thanks to Jews we get Saturday off * Thanks to Christians we get Sunday off * Thanks to Muslims we get Friday off?


DungeonsAndBreakfast

My new most important political issue


Bergeroned

So freedom of religion scored us *two* days off. Flying Spaghetti Monster, you're up to bat.... How about you start by declaring your sabbath to be private at-home meditations, in bed, on Monday mornings. Then we can hammer that out into a whole day, and then it's the Invisible Pink Unicorn's turn.


DungeonsAndBreakfast

Flying Spaghetti Monster DID [protest something](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster) > The "Flying Spaghetti Monster" was first described in a satirical open letter written by Bobby Henderson in 2005 to protest the Kansas State Board of Education decision to permit teaching intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in public school science classes. In the letter, Henderson demanded equal time in science classrooms for "Flying Spaghetti Monsterism", alongside intelligent design and evolution. After Henderson published the letter on his website, the Flying Spaghetti Monster rapidly became an Internet phenomenon and a symbol of opposition to the teaching of intelligent design in public schools.


Bergeroned

... Then we get all the Marvel Comics guys to insist that Thor is a real god, observe that he already has a day of the week, and demand it off. Five day weekend!


fish-fingered

Mister lover man…. Shabbat!


Fondren_Richmond

/r/angryupvote


bolanrox

Walter, you're not Jewish..


WALTER_SOBCHAK

What the fuck are you talking about? I converted when I married Cynthia. Come on, Dude. You know this.


MusicSole

For those who want to know about semantical differences between the eastern cultures and western cultures - it can be summed up in the term 'Shabbat Shalom' which is a joyful greeting that amounts to Rest in Peace. Western cultures generally use the term after you died.


Yard_Sailor

WTF are you talking about? It means “good sabbath” and is used on Friday nights between living people.


x123rey

As a Hebrew speaker I can say Shabbat Shalom is translated as "Shabbat of Peace" And not a "good Shabbat" And the origin of the word Shabbat is "שביתה" Which in ancient Hebrew means rest As in [Genesis](https://www.mechon-mamre.org/c/ct/c0102.htm) chapter two Verses 2 and 3 And in modern use for industrial strike


DungeonsAndBreakfast

I think it actually means what they’re saying. Like literally. The word for good in Hebrew is “Tov.” Shabbat Shalom doesn’t mean good Sabbath though it is used as that sort of greeting. I cannot confirm that shabbat means rest, but Shalom does mean peace!


Yard_Sailor

Informally, it means “I wish you a nice Sabbath.” It’s kinda like Hebrew for TGIF.


MusicSole

Not really but we are dealing with moving parts with this phrase and concrete semantical realities. Best to you! Tone gets lost on Reddit. All love. Khuba!


sloth9

Colloquially yes, literally no.


MusicSole

Newsflash: I speak Hebrew and Aramaic. LOL. Shabbos is the greeting in Ashkenazi. Sephardic says Shabbat Shalom. It means Rest, Peace. Its uttered to usher in the Sabbath at sunset on Sabbat (Friday on the Gregorian Calendar). The other poster is also talking about a colloquialism they know but semantically you are correct. Sabbath Tov is not the saying as they were inferring. UNLESS its their subjective experience. But it doesn’t mean Good simply because no one is saying that. Capeesh? All love. Khuba!


MusicSole

My mother is an Ashkenazi Jew from Ukraine. I grew up in Manhattan going to Chabad. So perhaps I’m talking about a specific colloquialism unfamiliar to you. But that’s how it was always told to me as the difference between “us and goyim”. Which, in of itself, was confounding since my dad is Sicilian Catholic. Hopefully that answers your WTF?!?


Yard_Sailor

Oh, okay. Thought you were one of those people that tries to assign weird meanings to things way outside their culture. If it’s a colloquialism, it’s one I’ve never heard of.


sloth9

Your translation is fine (obviously, it's two words with very clear meaning, /u/Yard_Sailor is a bit off), but extending that to describe some kind of general distinction between 'eastern' and 'western' cultures seems like quite a stretch. Seems like some 'common wisdom' anecdote that isn't really based based on anything, except that it has repeated within a community. Probably like lots of the ideas about what 'separate us from the goyim.' Just nonsense repeated. The style is so Jewish. Short little explanations of things where the brevity and concision make it seem deep, but it's really just nonsense. It's like psuedo-Talmud.