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September 23, 2006 |
Mr. Keillor - this is the second time in recent years that you have scheduled your opening season street dance on Rosh Hashanah, Saturday 9/23. It appears that attention is not paid to this conflict. I bring this to your attention with the hope that you may be more sensitive in the future.
Nancy, Rosh Hashanah ends at sundown Saturday and the street dance starts soon thereafter, so come join us if you like. Life is full of conflicts. The world doesn't stop for anybody's holy day, not in this country. Liquor stores are open on Sunday, people dance on the Sabbath. The radio show broadcasts on Good Saturday, on the most solemn weekend in the Christian calendar, and it's not my job to draw your attention to the Crucifixion. People who are deep in grief drive to the cemetery past people on their way to a wedding. It happens all the time. Have mercy.