[Sca-cooks] Keeping Kosher at events was Period substitute for tomatoes?

Judith Epstein judith at ipstenu.org
Sun Aug 23 06:35:47 PDT 2009

Comments below.

On Aug 23, 2009, at 6:02 AM, Georgia Foster wrote:

> Religion and the free exercise thereof is one of those areas that  
> can superheat like a convection oven (obligatory cooking  
> reference).  I have taking the liberty of contacting the only Jewish  
> family I know that both participates in the SCA fully (Baron and  
> Baroness of Arn Hold counts as fully participating I should hope).   
> Hopefully I will have a response within 24 hours that will either  
> help explain how he and his family reconcile participation in an  
> activity that is predominantly a Saturday time-frame with the need  
> to keep proper religious observance of the Jewish Sabbath.
> Cheers
> Malkin
> Otherhill
> Artemisia

Thank you! I hadn't realized there were more observant Jews in the SCA.

Good news is that (almost) everything done in the SCA can be done by  
Jews, just in a different way sometimes. One can bring one's own food  
and be off-board at feasts; one can have hot foods over Sabbath. After  
all, Jews camped in the desert for 40 years after leaving Egypt,  
according to our understanding of history. If they could make Period  
Shabbat, so can we!


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