Thursday, November 26, 2009

I haven't posted in a while...

...a) I've been busy (especially with the Sefer Torah) and b) I keep waiting for material. Since the chagim ended really nothing of nusach note-worthiness has come up in the NF's shul. This is kind of shocking because there have been a few bar mitzvah's in the NF's shul in the last 6 weeks including Yankel's son --- the NF was sure we were going to get some material but no! Each bar mitzvah has been more normal than the next.

The Gonging Gabbai claims that the lack of gongable material is because he is running such a tight ship. Don't know. What I can tell you is that the Gonging Gabbai, fresh out of aveilut, has declined to lead davening for fear of being gonged. wuss.

Sure there have been little things that have come up ---
1. The guy who davened geshem on S"T asked me what I thought of pouring water on the Shat"z when he hits משיב הרוח ומוריד הגשם. The NF's opinion: Stupid and un-original. (We should be able to come up with much more amusing things -- like filling the Kohanim's shoes with Peanut Butter during Birkat Kohanim of Shacharit) But when I heard that there were those that were opposed to it because the shat"z's talit might get wet and he might come to do s'chita (more likely is that he'll take out a gun and shoot the guy who got his heavy -- and now very smelly - wool talit wet), the NF realized that people really need to eat more whole wheat challah to help get the religious sticks out of their behinds.
2. The guy who did birkat hachodesh for kislev didn't use any chanukah related melodies for יחדשיהו. That deserves a mini-gong.

So shul has recently been - Yawn - boring. We need someone to come in and try singing kedusha to amazing grace or adon alom to Bizet (oh, yeah that has been done). The NF calls on each and everyone of you to  go out there and do something assinine in shul. If we don't act know, the holy mesorah of the gong will be lost to future generations.

Tizku l'mitzvot.

The NF


yoni r. said...

I volunteer to teach the NF how to spell "asinine".

Michael Sedley said...

You should have come across the street last week.

We had our first Bar Mitzva. He did a very good job (although you couldn't hear his Dvar Torah on Friday night), and his uncles formed a choir and sang very nicely.

They did drag out tfilla by about half an hour, and used a Barbara Streisand tune in Kedusha, and lots or repeated words, but overall it was very nice.

Ari said...

Maybe if your kehila was less afraid of being panned on NF, they would venture to try new and adventurous themes. At least Atarah thinks so.

the NF said...

hey Yoni R. -
When I wrote asinine with the double "s" I thought of you.

the NR

the NF said...

Ari -
unlikey. Out of the 100 or so people that daven in the NF's shul, only about 10 people know about the blog...