The Observant Astronomer

The passing scene as observed by an observant Jew, who daylights as an astronomer.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Customs of the day

15 Adar

On the day after Purim it is the custom to wear leather shoes buffed to a high gloss. If possible, one should travel to a railway station or airport to have the polishing done by a craftsman, who should be paid with an open hand. One who uses a machine, or does it himself, also fulfills the custom. One should also listen to shiny shoe music. In view of these customs, the day is known as Shoe Shine Purim.


Post a Comment

<< Home