Friday, January 6, 2012

When Shabbat Starts Early, Extreme Measures May Have To Be Taken


Shabbat has been starting pretty early since we moved our clocks back an hour in November and the days got shorter. Last month it started at 4:10 pm in New York. Today candle lighting time is 4:25 pm.

That doesn't leave much time to acquire the three traditional accoutrements of the day: Wine, challah, and flowers.

When time is tight, sometimes corners have to be cut in order to bring these items home before the candles are lit. That's the subject of this humorous film created by Jewish Impact Films, a fellowship of young Jewish filmmakers established in 2004 by leading Hollywood producers to empower young Jews to use creative media, specifically short internet-based films, to effectively communicate new messaging about Judaism and Israel.

Enjoy and Shabbat Shalom!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)