However, as a special Trivia Contest.
What is the relationshiop between 7 of 9 and President Obama? The best explanation will win a free copy of The Mermaid of Brooklyn.
The free copy is courtesy of Don's Basement.
Send your answers on facebook or comments to the blog.
|7 of 9....how did she help President Obama's rise to prominence.|
Arguments in favor of 7.
God created the world in 7 days.
From my friends at The Comic Torah:
It's about eating potatoes every day. The Fugs changed it to "Nothing": but they made it dirty.
The Magnificent Seven
As in 8 Days a Week
Note Spanish subtitles and different harmony.
The rodeo movie
Here is a very simple explanation from Chabad..
Originally, the starting date of every new month was broadcast from Jerusalem to distant Jewish outposts via huge bonfires which would be lit on designated mountaintops. Lookouts stationed on other mountaintops would see that a fire had been lit and would light their own fire. This chain of communication led all the way to Babylon, and even very distant communities knew when the new month began. If there was a festival that month, they now knew when to celebrate it.
But a problem arose. The Sadducees, a sect of Jews who denied rabbinic authority and were constantly at odds with the Sanhedrin, started lighting fires on the wrong days in order to manipulate the calendar.1
To prevent this confusion, the fire-on-mountaintop method of communication was discontinued, and instead messengers were dispatched to Babylon and all other far-flung Jewish settlements.
Since news travels a lot slower that way, distant communities would not know when Rosh Chodesh (the "Head of the Month") had been declared in time to celebrate the festival on the proper day.
It was therefore decreed that outside of the Land of Israel people would celebrate two days for each festival – the day it would be if the previous month had been a 29 day month, and the day it would be if the previous month had been a 30 day month.
My conclusion is that 7 beats 8. I am particularly disturbed about the Sadducees who set fires on the wrong days to confuse the people.
So tomorrow will be the stirring conclusion of the 7 Days of The Mermaid of Brooklyn.