The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment & Analysis -

Ma­te­rial Maidel, an Amer­i­can blog­ger who de­scribes her­self as a “Yenta”, notes some para­dox­i­cal Yom Kip­pur be­hav­iour: “My co-worker, Lauren, was get­ting a man­i­cure­over­lunch yes­ter­day (Yom kip­pur). She ap­proached meto­dayan­dasked me­whether­get­tinga man­i­cure was ‘ok’ for agoodJe­won­theHoly Day. I told her it wasn’t ex­actly the best thing tobedo­ing…Shetold methat­she­sus­pected as­much… Ap­par­ently when­she­was­get­ting her nails done, a nice Jewish lady was sit­ting next to her com­plain­ing about be­ing thirsty. This woman was fast­ing while pay­ing for a mani/pedi.But­then… I pretty much slept through­out the day. Is that any more yomtovdik?” ma­te­rial­maidel.

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