Thursday, July 30, 2009

Day 57: Fast Day

In observance of Tisha B'Av, the Jewish Day of Mourning, I did not eat lunch today. Funny how fast days can move so slowly . . . This evening, later into the fast, I watched The Wave, an early 80s movie about a teacher who recreates a Nazi like regime in his High School history class as a social experiment. This movie is a classic Trigger Film, and they used to show it to us in High School and in sleep-away camp all the time to prompt group conversations on topics such as group dynamics and peer pressure, or on weightier subjects such as the Holocaust. I found it to be as thought provoking now as I did back then, and spent some time googling the story to see how much of it was true (it's unclear). You can watch the 45 minute film here. After the movie, I was still hungry and waiting for the fast to end. My father always says that his father always said that it's better to eat ten days than fast one day. Ponder that.

1 comment:

  1. Hearing that your dad says that quote too always makes me chuckle.