From:   Jon Good <>
Sent time:   Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:19:13 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Rosh Hashanah?

I think we have to be really careful doing any kind of religious stuff.  On the one hand, a lot of Jewish folks walk by our occupation every day and it'd be a cool way to get them to participate. On the other hand, there's not much really "Rosh Hashannah-y" stuff that we can do.

Unless somebody knows a social justice-oriented Rabbi who wants to come out and preach to passers-by about why the occupation is so important.  It would get folks to stop and reconsider their prejudices about who we are.



On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:13 AM, gail zawacki <> wrote:
Can't we keep religion out of this?  The US democracy was based on a separation of church and state.  Isn't Occupy Wall Street a political protest?  I see endless complications once you open that door.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:04 AM, grimwomyn <> wrote:

I think this is a terrific idea matthew, seconded

On Sep 22, 2011 10:01 AM, "Matthew Presto" <> wrote:
> Hey all,
> In yet another effort to make the space more inclusive, perhaps some time
> next week (Wednesday night through Friday) there could be some Rosh Hashanah
> related things. I hate to ask the food committee to do anything since
> they're already overwhelmed (and doing a fantastic job might I add!), but
> maybe getting apples and honey is a possibility? I don't celebrate Rosh
> Hashanah and am not Jewish, so I don't know a whole lot about what could
> take place at the occupation, but just throwing it out there...
> Matt