Monday, October 03, 2011

Chutz La'aretz Laziness?

Is this really necessary?


(An Eiruv Tavshilin is necessary in order to prepare food from Yom tov to Shabbat, but do you really need to buy one as a packaged set instead of just using a roll and an egg/piece of chicken?)

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17 comments:

IsraelP said...

You're just jealous you didn't think of it first. Someone is making an easy buck. LOL!

Anonymous said...

"role" is like what you take upon yourself, but "roll" is how you spell a challah roll, a little bread bun.
:)

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

stupid spell checker! :)

Lurker said...

If, on erev yom tov, you have already some cooked/baked food that you are planning to eat on Shabbat, then those are the best things to use for the eruv tavshilin. No need in that case to prepare anything "special" for it.

Lurker said...

IsraelP: You're just jealous you didn't think of it first. Someone is making an easy buck. LOL!

Not to worry, there's still plenty of easy money to be made. Just come out with a packaged eruv tavshilin that carries the written endorsement of the "gedolim" -- the dumbkopfen will buy them up like hotcakes...

Lurker said...

How about these:

* Specially packaged pieces of bread to throw into the water for tashlikh.

* Specially packaged paper towels for kneeling and prostrating on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

sephardicguy.com said...

Personally, I would only use this in a last minute situation. Someone once told me that one still gets credit for having a lavish catering company come in to prepare the Friday night Shabbat dinner table however the more "blood, sweat, and tears" that is put into doing the mitsvah yourself, the more credit it is given. Also, it doesn't seem genuine. Just my two shkalim..

Gee a Moron said...

At $2.89 I'd buy one for each member of the family. Cheapest Shabbat dinner yet. It is cooked?

ProfK said...

No stranger than the bottled salt water that is available for sale for use at the Pesach seder. Lends support to that saying "There's a sucker born every minute."

neshama said...

That's why Brooklyn is another Tribe needing extraction. "You can take the yid out of golus, but not the golus out of the yid" especially when everything is prepackaged for him!

Krulwich said...

With all due respect for chu'l-bashing, a few years ago there were people selling a "10 pieces of chametz" product outside shuls in Israel before Pesach, that had 10 soup nuts, each in its own plastic bubble, with perferations between the bubbles for easy tearing. So it's not just in chutz la'aretz!

Shmilda said...

Lurker:

I love the term dumkopf! A classic from the old 'hood. One doesn't hear it often enough.

Lady-Light said...

From bedikat chametz kits to this. לאן הגענו?
Do you know where that pic was taken? I Don't think it was in my town, though...

yoni r. said...

You chalk it up to laziness from a pretty lofty position. If you had to do an eiruv tavshilin three times in four weeks, you might understand.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Yoni: People make hard boiled eggs anyway...its not like this is really the biggest deal.

Though, to be fair, you and Krulwich might be right -- if there are 10 piece of chametz kits, then they all go on the same list.

I guess this is the price of living in Galut; multiple 3 day yom-tovim...

aliyah06 said...

Anything for a buck....

Anonymous said...

Let's be fare. Not everybody owns food in their home. All the food they get comes from resteraunts. where is one to find an egg and roll?

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