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  •  For the Hebrew impaired among us can you fill (10+ / 0-)

    us in on the meaning? I know Baruch means "Bless you" or something close to that so is this sort of the Hebrew equivalent of a Southern lady saying, "Bless his little heart" and really meaning he should go to Hell and fry?

    Food processed to be nothing more than simple starches with two dozen flavorings and stabilizers added to make it appear to be food isn't "food". It's "feed" -- what you give to livestock to fatten them up for slaughter.

    by ontheleftcoast on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 05:40:54 PM PDT

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    •  Typical start to prayer (13+ / 0-)

      Praised are you O Lord, (God of the Universe...)

      It's not the side effects of the cocaine/I'm thinking that it must be love

      by Rich in PA on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 05:42:52 PM PDT

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      •  Kinky Friedman used it (8+ / 0-) a voice like the cantor in "We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to You"  The rest of it is:

        While traveling through the Lone Star State
        I lost my lunch before I ate,
        It happened in a bulletead cafe. yahoo!
        I felt my bones begin to crunch
        I saw my name on the businessman's lunch
        And the neck who owned the place stepped up to say:
        Hey buddy, are you blind,
        Say, partner, can't you read the sign ?
        We reserve the right to refuse service to you,
        Take your business back to Walgreen's,
        Have you tried your local zoo ?
        You smell just like a communist,
        You come on through just like a Jew,
        We reserve the right to refuse service to you.

        Well, I walked on in to my House of God
        Congregation on the nod,
        Just chosen folks are doing their weekly thing.
        Hear, O Israel, yes indeed,
        My book was backwards, couldn't read,
        But I got a good rise when I heard that rabbi sing,
        Baruch atoh adonoi,
        What the hell are you doing back there, boy ?

        We reserve the right to refuse services to you,
        Your friends are all on welfare
        You call yourself a jew ?
        You need your ticket and your tithe
        To zip your prayers on through,
        We reserve the right to refuse services unto you.

        Life from Laos and Cambodia
        No more tears tonight they showed ya
        The latest old war movies on tv.
        You know it's bound to escalate
        So go and turn on channel eight,
        Watch channel seven (Warner channel three).
        Well, I won't mind your tanks and jets and jeeps
        And speaking on behalf of all my fellow creeps:

        We reserve the right to refuse service to you,
        Right, face, forward, move
        And get the children, too.
        Let Saigons be bygones,
        Don't you blow this world in two.
        We reserve the right to refuse service to you.

        Well, it's just my luck that god's a Texan
        One big sumbitchin' Anglo-Saxon,
        Some crazy tall Norwegian horde
        Just to help my body shipped air-freight
        From Texas to the pearly gate
        Just ring the bell and leave me at the door.
        I'll be somewhere over Jordan swinging low,
        I'll hear them tape-recorded angels in lifelike stereo

        We reserve the right to refuse service to you,
        Take your business back to Walgreen's,
        Have you tried your local zoo ?
        Our quota's filled for this year
        On singing Texas Jews,
        We reserve the right to refuse service to you.

        The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

        by Kangaroo on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 02:02:59 PM PDT

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      •  Oh, is that how it goes? (0+ / 0-)

        In our household it was more...

        Brooklyn, Utah, Illinois,
        Elrond Half-Elf, Frodo, Gollum,
        a time-share in Boca,
        Bar Mitzvah gelt,
        Mitzi Gaynor will wash her hair,
        Shel Silverstein!


        honi soit qui mal y pense

        by admadm on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 05:03:18 PM PDT

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    •  sort of (6+ / 0-)

      "Bless my soul"
      as in, "Bless my soul, that's one ugly baby"

    •  It's a pun (1+ / 0-)
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      and not a generally used term in Hebrew, but I like the incidental cognate.  :D

    •  baruch atah adonai eloheinu (0+ / 0-)

      is the start of an often used Jewish blessing

      I think it means blessed are you Lord G-d?

      Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
      Drop by The Grieving Room on Monday nights to talk about grief.

      by TrueBlueMajority on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 04:01:32 PM PDT

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      •  Full opening: (3+ / 0-)
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        Jay C, JeffW, TrueBlueMajority
        Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu melech ha'olam
        Blessed are You, Lord our God, sovereign of the Universe

        Used in the Seven Blessings at Jewish weddings (I dug out the program from my nephew's wedding last August to confirm).  

        There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

        by Cali Scribe on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 04:22:56 PM PDT

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    •  Literally (1+ / 0-)
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      Baruch means blessed
      Atah means You
      I'm annoyed means. . .Oh yeah, that's English

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