"I've noticed that quite a lot of people who are prominent in the animal liberation movement are Jews. Maybe we are simply not prepared to see the powerful hurting the weak." --Peter Singer (Author, Animal Liberation)


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Many of us dream of celebrating Jewish holidays in the Holy Land. If you'll be in Tel Aviv on Sunday, you might want to ring in the new year the punk way. Friday Night Sissy Fight has sent out MySpace bulletins promoting "Rosh Hashana Hardcore Shows" and encouraging people to "Celebrate the Hebrew New Year With Some Punk." Friday Night Sissy Fight will share the stage with Shenkin Punx, Make It Rain, and Ubacore.

I know what you're thinking, dear reader: You'd love to celebrate the High Holidays in Israel, but it's just too far on such short notice. You're in luck.

If you'll be in Prahan, Australia, tomorrow, check out the "Happy Jew Year" punk show. Headlining band Yidcore sent out a MySpace bulletin saying, "Well it's Jew Year next week so we thought we'd give y'all one last chance to rack up a bunch of [s]ins before you wipe your slates clean!!!" The Australian Web site MoshTix had this to add:

If you are Jewish then you will know that September 29 is Jewish New Year.. or "Rosh Hashanah" as it's actually called. It's meant to be a day of rest, the start of their financial year and one's sins are cast away for the new year so that means anything you do at this show on September 27..can be washed away a few days later sound good? Yeah we thought so too. Come down to Revolver Upstairs on Saturday Sept 27 after you've watched the Grand Final and party with Yidcore "The Original Humus Fueled Punk Pranksters!!!", On Like Kong "Those pretty young Jewfro's with guitars" and Master Cardinal "I don't even know if they are Jewish but we like them anyway". Starts 9pm. Happy Jew Year!!
If you'll be in North America, you might just have to get ready for Rosh Hashanah in different ways. Check out Sunday's guest post from Robin Silberman about raw Jewish foods for Rosh Hashanah—if you can't have Friday Night Sissy Fight or Yidcore, at least try the mock gefilte fish and the sprouted lentil salad!

Update (9/28): Friday Night Sissy Fight sent out another MySpace bulletin, this time promising "Rosh Hashana Mayhem at the Patiphone Tonight!" Yidcore sent another MySpace bulletin, which said its show would "be sweeter than apple dipped in honey!"


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