[Sca-cooks] Period Shabbat

Craig Daniel teucer at pobox.com
Mon Aug 24 12:31:21 PDT 2009

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 3:08 PM, Judith Epstein<judith at ipstenu.org> wrote:
>> I'm thinking that those of you who do go to events while keeping strict
>> Kosher would be more helpful to us poor non- Jews if perhaps you might have
>> a small pamphlet or something to make available to Troll or someplace else,
>> that will allow us to help you without violating your rules of conduct.
>> After all, we may not always think of the right questions to ask- and I have
>> no doubt that most of us are quite willing to do whatever is necessary to
>> help you have the most pleasant possible event experience. After all, I
>> certainly know that I couldn't do much of what I do to set up for events
>> without the help of others. We're all in this together, folks ;-)
> That's a really good idea. I was thinking of offering to teach a class at
> some point on the practicalities of Jewish observance at SCA events and/or
> in the Middle Ages, so I guess I should spend this winter working out some
> class materials, including a pamphlet such as you describe.

It could get a little tricky, since you have to follow the rule about
the Society not endorsing religious observances, but I suspect nobody
will mind if you frame it as a way to be of service to people with
certain restrictions rather than as anything to do directly with the
Bible or the Talmud. (And, of course, a lot of us love chances to do
interesting service at events. If you're ever looking for a shabbos
goy, I doubt you'll have much trouble finding one if you ask around in
advance - though I don't know what you are and aren't allowed to ask
for in your tradition, since the only Jews I know personally are
Ashkenazi and none of them are Orthodox.)

 - Jaume
mka Craig

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