[Sca-cooks] Period Shabbat

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Tue Aug 25 00:53:39 PDT 2009

> 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.

To which Jaume replied:

<<< It could get a little tricky, since you have to follow the rule  
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.>>>

I don't see any conflict with the rules on religion. If everyone was  
required to submit to the Jewish food and activity restrictions there  
would be a problem. But an optional class, even one on the tenets and  
practices of a particular religion, should not be a problem.

And as I mentioned in another message, Judith has other media than  
official SCA publications if needed for her pamphlet. I already had  
one run-in recently about whether something should be published in the  
Florilegium or not. From what I hear, it was brought up before the SCA  
BoD, and they felt either it wasn't a problem or they had no authority  
to demand an article in the Florilegium be removed or both. So, that  
matter has now been settled. But had someone tried to force a removal,  
they would have found that there is intentionally no official  
connection between SCA Inc. and the Florilegium and thus no authority  
or problem with such a "religious" article from being published there.  
I'm sure there are other such media outlets as well serving the SCA  

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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