[Sca-cooks] Period Shabbat

Craig Daniel teucer at pobox.com
Mon Aug 24 12:59:13 PDT 2009

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Antonia Calvo<ladyadele at paradise.net.nz> wrote:
> Craig Daniel wrote:
>>> 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,
> No, no, no, no!!  Unless the studentas are being asked to actually
> participate in some sort of religious practice, a class on a set of
> religious practices in period does *not* fall foul of the Society's rules!

Classes are obviously fine - and wonderful. I was thinking about the
pamphlet idea - while I wouldn't be offended by one, I could see at
least some people really not liking the idea of Troll (which really is
doing administrative things for the Society) handing out pamphlets on
how to help out the observant Jews, because it could be misconstrued
as the Society endorsing Jewish religious practice. It's something
where if I were doing it I'd tread lightly and get input from relevant
local group officers just to make sure nobody could read the wrong
intent into it.

Sorry if I wasn't clear.

 - Jaume / Craig

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