Los Angeles, CA – Rabbi Stuart Dauermann announced this week he is planning to fast from sarcasm, in addition to food, for Yom Kippur this year. Yom Kippur, also known as The Day of Atonement, is one of the two holiest days on the Hebrew calendar, along with the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah. On Yom Kippur, Jews are commanded not to work, and fast from food and other pleasurable things, in order to atone for their sins. While a lot of Jews derive most of their earthly pleasures from food, others feel the same way about other things as well.
“When you fast from food on Yom Kippur every single year, sometimes it feels like it’s not enough,” said Dauermann in a YouTube video announcement. “The only thing I love more than food is my caustic wit, so fasting from sarcasm seemed like both the most logical and the hardest thing to do. Fasting is not supposed to be easy or routine. We’re atoning for our sins and we are to give up what we love in order to do so. Just as Jesus gave up being Jewish in order to start Christianity…or DID HE??? You’ll have to listen to my podcast, Toward a More Jewish Jesus, in order to find out!!”
Rabbi Dauermann is known throughout the Messianic community for his knowledge, his sarcasm, and the praise and worship songs he has written, that include lines like “I knew Jesus before he was a gentile.” We certainly wish him luck on cutting sarcasm out of his life for approximately 25 hours. Upon hearing the news of his upcoming fast, the trees of the field all clapped their hands.
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Ah Craig, it is fortunate for you that in addition to fasting from sarcasm, I have decided to fast from retaliation. You see, I have what you might term a genetic struggle. My mother, a convert to Judaism, was from a Sicilian family, and like my great uncle Don Corleone, I develop agita–indigestion–when I sense I am being disrespected. And for me, there is only one way of resolving that discomfort, but taking this way always turns out to be bad, very bad, for someone else’s health, if you know what I mean
So be glad that during this season I am abstaining from giving expression to my maternal genetic proclivities.
And thank you for the publicity. We just happen to have a box of canolis here, left over from the scene of someone’s unfortunate accident. I will see that Nunzio brings it your way. Look for a broad shouldered guy, about six feet five, with a violin case.
Buon Anno – Have a good and careful, therefore healthy, New Year,
Rabbi Dr Stuart Dauermann
Or as I am known on my mother’s side, The bracha you can’t refuse.
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Heheh. Too few folks know enough of Dauermann to fully appreciate all the puns in this post.. Makes it all the more funny. 🙂
Are you related to Giuseppe Dauermanni?