Sunday, October 16, 2005

An ode to the Mechitzah

The twitch of a curtain, a veil

hiding for us your purity and virtue

the allure, the magnetism, the attraction

revealing one tefach, hiding two

but when the curtain falls, revealing all

the mystery is gone

and the cold harsh reality sets in



At 10/16/2005 4:08 PM, Blogger Mata Hari said...

why do you always think the unknown is more interesting than the known? perhaps when you let the curtain down more depths are revealed.

At 10/16/2005 5:20 PM, Blogger Karl said...

It is the work of the imagination / Yetzer Hora that is always more enticing that the real world.

At 10/16/2005 6:17 PM, Blogger Mata Hari said...

tk - no offense, but does the sutton have to be brought into every conversation? perhaps it's just that some people aren't ready for anything serious, so they look for reasons to dismiss people.

At 10/17/2005 5:45 AM, Blogger Karl said...

Who said anything about people being dismissed. My point was, however you want to look at it, the unknown always seems more interesting than what you know/can see. And it would apply to dismissing people too - perhaps that unheard of, unknown will be better than what I can have now.

Chag sameach to all.

And the reality is only as harsh as you make it.

At 10/17/2005 5:48 AM, Blogger Pragmatician said...

The mechitza usually doesn't run till the street, so you end up seeing the unseen anyway.

At 10/17/2005 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Esther Esther where are you? i can't reach you, where are you?

At 10/17/2005 1:21 PM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

Death is cold and harsh, reality is just plain rude.

tehilim 126

"AZ" yimaleh schok pinu.

When the veil that blinds us from truth is lifted from our eyes and hearts and we are one with one. There will be no need for a Mechitzah.

Chag Sameach

At 10/18/2005 1:11 PM, Blogger Chai18 said...


At 10/19/2005 5:20 PM, Anonymous Chai said...

A little like the mystery in the blog world. Because so many hide behind the 'veil of anonomity', they seem so much more alluring. They could be anyone, anything - a myriad of possibilities...

But in reality, life 'aint all rosy... Nobody's perfect (tho' I'm so close, it's scary!)

Time we stopped expecting perfection, me thinks, and saw the 'flaws' in that reality as the beauty that makes us different, makes us who we are.

Ok, enough waxing poetic. Get to bed, Chai... But I think I got my point across.

At 10/20/2005 2:18 AM, Blogger The real me said...

It also helps to have more Kavanah while davening...

Chai, I agree the beuty is in the diffrences, sort of like the story with the king and the red roses.

At 10/20/2005 6:34 AM, Blogger Mata Hari said...

Chai - well said


At 10/21/2005 11:41 AM, Blogger Moiy-rah said...


but you could look at it the other way, or we could say it in one word- fakert.

At 10/21/2005 1:08 PM, Anonymous Joe Poet said...

In the Reform Temple
Mixed seating
The women, the men
The siddurim
One section under God
For all to worship
As one
A theological question
If one can flirt during services
What's the point
Of the kiddush?

At 10/22/2005 7:00 PM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

joe poet,

On the pew
Gaze ahead
Turn the pages
Rabbi led

Shoulders brush
Oh so hot
Can not leer
At my blind spot

At my side
Just my luck
Pray, pray, pray
Then we'll hook up

the point of the kiddush? to feed the ones who couldn't hook up during services and are still left in shul (and to punish the ones who won't cook with gefilte fish and cholent...)

At 10/30/2005 7:59 AM, Anonymous Joe Poet said...





At 11/01/2005 10:21 AM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

Thank you, you are a doll.

At 11/04/2005 10:29 AM, Anonymous joe poet said...


Does that mean you'll play with me?


At 11/07/2005 7:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the attraction of the forbidden- the more they tell you not to look, the more time you waste trying to look through the lace.

At 11/11/2005 9:22 AM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

Sure, playmate, come out and play with me...
and we'll be merry friends forevermore...

visit my blog any time we'll have tea.

At 11/11/2005 9:22 AM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

or tee off


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