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Shabbos Frivolity: Christmas Morning

Your Humble Blogger would like you to have some frivolity today. Not too much, but some. If you are a Christian, have a good Christmas. If you are helping a loved one celebrate Christmas, I hope you enjoy it. If you are mostly compelled to take the day off because your workplace is closed, I hope you enjoy the day off, take it easy, try not to get cabin fever just because everything is closed.

If you don’t celebrate Christmas and instead of taking the day off when your work is shut you are volunteering at a hospital or hospice, or are otherwise making yourself useful on a day when otherwise people would either feel they had missed an important family celebration—or other people would do without comfort and company on a day when they would feel particularly sad and abandoned, then my hat is off to you.

Your Humble Blogger is in the helping a loved one camp. It’s a good camp to be in; there’s good food and decorations and a great big ham for dinner. And Your Humble Blogger loves him some ham.

And for all of our frivolity, here are the Klezmonauts (well, one of the bands called the Klezmonauts; the Oregon one, I think, not the Welsh one) with Gd Rest Ye Jerry Mendelbaum from their album Oy to the World:

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Tolerabimus quod tolerare debemus,