4th Day Chol HaMoed Sukkot
There were discussions on several Facebook pages over whether the parade in Jerusalem yesterday was an Israeli parade featuring Christian groups or a Christian parade open to everyone. The historical reality is that it was a traditional Israeli Sukkot event - a secular alternative to religious observances - that a small group of Christians latched onto and now they claim it as their own.
It is actually sponsored by the Jerusalem Municipality, and as such, two rules were given to the Christian groups who wanted to march in it:
"Please don't pass out any candy from your nation, because many parents are concerned about their children having non-kosher candy."
"Finally, please understand that the handing out of any tracts has been prohibited."It's my understanding that all the groups participating must sign something to this effect. But, when souls are in the balance what's a little fudging of the rules, right?
These pictures were posted to Facebook today by the Swedish group...
Like some sweet little Swedish cakes from nice Christian "lovers of Israel" kiddies?
Who needs a "tract" when you've got a ten-foot sign?