Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Truth Is Stranger #40: Pot Isn't Kosher

Well, close to that anyway.

Israeli Group Nixes Pot on Passover

...Biblical laws prohibit eating leavened foods during Passover, replacing bread with flat crackers called matza. Later injunctions by European rabbis extended those rules to forbid other foods like beans and corn, and more recent rulings have further expanded the ban to include hemp seeds, which today are found in some health oils — and in marijuana.

Green Leaf is a small political party that supports the legalization of marijuana. Although it is by no means a Jewish religious authority, the group decided to warn its observant supporters away from the drug on Passover.

"You shouldn't smoke marijuana on the holiday, and if you have it in your house you should get rid of it," Levine said. The edict was first reported in The Jerusalem Post....

But as the local Christian in the house...didn't St. Paul say "The Law is dead?" And if so, then...?

But I shan't go there, no, not me. I get high on God.


Anonymous said...

If, Aquinas says drinking to the point of hilarity isn't sinful, and alcohol is classified as a drug by science, then, if I smoke pot to the point of hilarity,
a) it proves I'm a dissenting boomer


b) my family would flay me alive


c) what were talking about?

RobK said...

Woo hoo!
Go Paul Go!

P -- A -- U -- L
Fight! Fight! Fight!

The Ironic Catholic said...

Rob...smoking pot before the big game?

PraiseDivineMercy said...

Someone needs to make one of those anti-drug posters that says, "Marijuana just isn't kosher..." ^_^