awww! So lovely. (yes, I've been stalking you today, it happens...)
Author's Response: I need a bumper sticker that says "Stalking Happens." Hee! Thanks, honey!
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i'm in love with this. i love the sketchy attachment to certain elements of his judaism, but in such a deeply felt way.
and the deep attachment to his friends/band/family.
*squishes them all*
Author's Response: Writing about Judaism is my guilty pleasure. Glad you like it.
the image of a tattooed joe troh buying apples and honey for new year just warms my heart.
Author's Response: Mine too! Thanks!
not being up on my jewish traditions, i didn't get the apples and honey thing, but i really like the way it played out.
oh joe trohman, you are so awesome.
Author's Response: Apples and honey is a traditional food for the Jewish new year, it means precisely what Joe says it means. I'm glad you enjoyed!
Oh, lovely. I particularly like the way you show Joe's ambivalence towards different aspects of his faith, and yet there's a part of it that's part of him nonetheless. And the sort of everyday atmosphere of it, the family feeling - very nice.
Author's Response: Thank you. I was really trying to sort of unpack the way Judaism does root itself, regardless of religious belief, so this is an excellent comment to receive. Again, thanks.
I really really love this. I have been brushing up against more and more things about Judaism - stories, rituals, moments shared - that intrigue me. This adds to that pile. Thank you for sharing it.
Recently, I know that Joe had said that he has been practicing (in some way) again. I like this moment as a sample.
Author's Response: Really? Wow, that's really interesting. I actually know almost nothing about Joe's level of observance or lack thereof, this was more my sort of theoretical ponderings on the acculturation of American Jews, particularly ones heavily apparent in the media. I'm glad that it struck a chord for you. Thank you!
This is lovely.
Author's Response: Thank you.