This is the time of year I feel most Jewish. It’s the season where even bagels-and-lox Woody Allen Jews like me go to temple. Think of it as maintaining any other form of union certification: This is the absolute minimum you have to perform in order to sustain membership.
On the other end of the spectrum are those that follow the Torah to the letter of the law. There goes one now!
Rabbi, can you please explain Adonai’s commandment to suck on the bleeding penises of freshly circumcised babies?
Thank you, Rabbi. You should have a meaningful fast next week, and may g-d inscribe your name in the book of life.