"When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'."
— Groucho Marx
I'm so with you! As an Orthodox Jew, I do not celebrate Saint Valentine's Day, and neither does the vast majority of my community, across the entire right-left spectrum. The Christian and even pagan origins of this holiday are well-documented. I resent the media's assumption that this holiday is for "everyone". Even with Christmas, there's at least some token attempt to be a little sensitive to non-Christians.Hey everyone: if you're Jewish, here's a short poem:Don't celebrate the Saint's day of loveJust save it for Tu B'Av!
It is just another one of those holidays that is problematic.
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