Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Coffee, Sugar, and the Cosmos

Photo by Mark Rifkin


Our sages teach that the sun crouches all night behind the Domino Sugar building in Williamsburg. It rises from the sugar building and describes an arc across the sky, finally setting behind the Maxwell House Coffee building in Jersey City. One heavenly cycle is completed every twenty-eight years, always on a Wednesday.

אַלע בעסטע גרוסן פֿאַר אַ זיסן כּשרן פּסח און אַכט און צװאַנציק גוטע יאָר!

Wishing all In Mol Araan a wonderful Peysekh, and twenty-eight fabulous years of the new cosmic cycle.

3 Comments:

Blogger Lao Qiao said...

This is a bit tangential, but do the sages have any explanation of how the sun gets from West at night to East in the morning? There is no hint in the TaNaKh that the earth is round.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Paz said...

Best wishes,
Paz

9:20 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

San Lao Qiao,

I can only guess that the sun must take the PATH from Jersey City to 14th Street, where it catches the L train to Williamsburg.

Paz,

Many thanks and all my best wishes to you!

2:31 AM  

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