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Stranger in a Strange Land

The godless spouse on Rosh Hashanah
Sits in shul, demure and meek.
Rises with the congregation.
Reads the words, but doesn’t speak.
Fixes his unruly kippah,
Thinking, “Is it getting hot?”
Here’s the part where all are singing.
Should he daven? Maybe not.
Makes it through the lengthy sermon,
Dozing only once or twice.
Counts the pages till the kaddish.
Well, at least the music’s nice!



  1. Jerry wrote:

    So glad to start off the New Year with another sweet spark of your wit and wisdom! We miss you very much. Hugs to you and Eri!

    Monday, September 17, 2012 at 7:47 am | Permalink
  2. Scott wrote:

    Thanks so much, Jerry! And I’m relieved that people don’t seem to be taking it the wrong way. :)

    Monday, September 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Permalink
  3. Eri wrote:

    Honey, I forgot to tell you. You’re giving a little d’var/study session during Yom Kippur. I said you’d be glad to speak on the positive influence of Judaism on contemporary humorists. I suspect it will be well-attended because the other study session is on “Jewrobics: Using Breath to Keep You Upright During Yom Kippur Services” (exercise mats will be provided).

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 9:00 am | Permalink
  4. Scott wrote:


    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

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