Mishpatim’s awful pun
Camp Ramah taught me so much about Judaism and how to live and breathe it. The camping movement also taught me what’s known as “Rega shel ivrit”- a moment of Hebrew. Using bad puns, I’d like to give an example:
Person 1: Quick Quick, my hair’s on fire!
Person 2: Whatcha talkin about?
Person 1: Quick Quick, myhair’s on fire!
Quick, Maheir, Maheir, Quick. (Maheir means quick in Hebrew)
The puns can go on and on. But in a weekend when all we get to watch in the football world is the Pro Bowl, I’d like to say that I just really miss my team- be it the Patriots or Jaguars. Hating most of the remaining teams this past weekend, I couldn’t bear to watch any of the games (though I did root for the Packers). Instead, I practiced my torah reading for this week’s parsha, which discusses God’s ordinances. I kept thinking, “I need to learn these ordinances, but really missmyteam though.” I really miss my team, but I need to learn these ordinances. Ordinances, Mishpatim, Mishpatim, Ordinances. What a rega shel ivrit!