August 20th, 2011Tweet
We all know what Scott likes on his cheat day — waffles.
And yes, indeed, he managed to sniff out a waffle place already. Must be the waffle spidey sense.
And lest we forget the Carl Marx lamp shop. (see below)
We walked through the Old City this afternoon and it was beautiful. And hot. And beautiful.
Most everything is closed today because they are observing Shabbat — things will reopen after sundown. More on Shabbat from Wiki:
Shabbat is the seventh day of the Jewish week and a day of rest in Judaism. Shabbat is observed from a few minutes before sunset on Friday evening until a few minutes after the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night. The exact times, therefore, differ from week to week and from place to place, depending on the time of sunset at each location. In polar areas where there is no sunrise or sunset at certain times of the year, a different set of rules applies.
On Shabbat Jews recall the Biblical Creation account in Genesis, describing God creating the Heavens and the Earth in six days and resting on the seventh. It also recalls the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, when God commanded the Israelite nation to observe the seventh day and keep it holy.
Shabbat is considered a festive day, when a Jew is freed from the regular labors of everyday life, can contemplate the spiritual aspects of life, and can spend time with family. Traditionally, three festive meals are eaten: on Friday night, Saturday morning, and late Saturday afternoon. The day is also noted for those activities prohibited on Shabbat according to halakha (Jewish law).
And yes, you have to walk through a metal detector to get into the Gap!