Thursday, November 13, 2008

keeping shabbos

i am happy to be Jewish. i love keeping shabbos. even if I'm losing out on a chance for two extra points on my final grade. my anatomy and physiology professor teaches in the EMS department. she's some sort of head-medic and she says she owns a rugby team (i wonder about that one). on Tuesday she announced to the class that her EMT students are having a final exam; i forgot the exact terminology she used to describe it, but there's an ex-soldier in my class who said they do the same thing in training for the army. basically they're having a mock-mass shooting. so they need students to volunteer to be the casualties. she said that anyone who shows up will get two points added to their final grade. that could be from an A- to an A (cuz I'm not planning on getting anything lower than that) but of course, i can't show up because I'm of the Hebrew faith. the Sabbath observers. and my prof. already told me there's nothing i can do for extra points, even if I'm religious. so this shabbos, while half my class is earning extra points pretending they're extras in a movie, i will be in shul. and i will be keeping shabbos.

and i won't regret it.

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7 comments:

stam[azoid] said...

i know this isnt your point, but isnt it kind of illegal for the professor to offer the bonus points to everyone but the jews? speak to the dean...

tembow said...

yeah i kinda agree with stam but...
good for you!! that's the attitude!

G6 said...

"i will be keeping shabbos.
and i won't regret it."

I know where you're eating Friday night.... you just MIGHT. :)

{taking my tongue out of my cheek now}

Anonymous said...

In New York at least, the law specifically says that anything done on Saturday or Friday night must be offered on an alternative date.

KT said...

If it's E.C., and only 2 points, I don't think there's much you can do. Ask for an alternative at least.

It's funny cuz my teachers ALWAYS put tests and quizzes on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and when I explain to them they're like "Huh?"

shmenglepuss said...

sounds gay

emet said...

"If it's E.C., and only 2 points, I don't think there's much you can do. Ask for an alternative at least.

It's funny cuz my teachers ALWAYS put tests and quizzes on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and when I explain to them they're like "Huh?""

Yeah, it's weird. I even had Jewish teachers that do that stuff. And, they know what day it is. I mean, they are more secular, but still. They should show some respect.