Today is the 15th of Ab in the Jewish calendar – which sounds like a day you ought to do some type of crunch workout. But no – it’s the day of love, celebrating matchmaking, romance, and happiness. If you’re in Israel, you probably hear a lot of Barry White on the radio, I’m guessing.
But here is my very favorite line from my very favorite page from ALLLLL of Wikipedia:
The fifteenth day of Ab was a popular holiday during the Second Temple. The holiday celebrated the wood-offering brought in the temple.(See, Nehemiah 10:35) Josephus refers to this holiday as the Feast of Xylophory (“Wood-bearing”)
FOR THE LOVE OF POTPOURRI PLEASE, someone, write a paranormal romance set in the ancient temple, with the hero, Xylophory, and his enormous offering of wood?! PLEASE?!
[Thanks to Darlene Marshall for the heads up.]