While some Havdala Heroes have decided to resign rather than be a party to the Havdala Obliterating and Oblivious rebellion against G-d and Nature known as the Marriage Equality Bill, others have decided they just can't wait to aid and abet the outrage.
Unable to forbear the anguish and suffering of the LGBTers even 21 hours longer, the powers that be in Greenburgh, New York have decided to voluntarily open@ noon on Sunday for the same-sex marriage business when the bill becomes law (July 24th) rather than wait until Monday morning at nine. To add to the historic occasion , representatives from the LOFT — a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center in White Plains — are planning special festivities at Town Hall to commemorate the event.
Also, Antun's of Westchester, an Elmsford catering service, is expected to donate food for those waiting in line, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said.
"We were on the forefront of the issue over 10 years ago, because we were the second community in Westchester to allow for domestic partnerships," Feiner said Tuesday. [Apparently Feiner is hell-bent, and I do mean hell bent, on a first place finish this time]
Well the day is certainly historic. Historic like the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Sinking of the Titanic or the destruction of the World Trade Center were. June 24th 2011 will join these on the list of re-letter days that will live in infamy. Greenburgh Town Clerk Judith Beville may have been prophesying unconsciously (ניבא ולא ידע מה ניבא) when she predicted : "I anticipate an overflow into Greenburgh,". Hell ya. An overflow such as the Deluge that inundated the world in the times of Noah!
To the esteemed progressive, Havdala Oblivious Municipal Government of Greenburgh, to the LOFT and to Antun's of Westchester I say: a pox on all your houses. You will go down in history as the first ones to have made the misstep that slips down the slope towards the coming apocalypse. Or to paraphrase the Mayor of the far more egalitarian Munchkinland:
"You'll be HISS , You'll be HISS, You'll be HISS-TORY,
and we will horrify your name,
for your breach of trust
in the suburban sprawl of shame"
בא המבדיל והעמידן על אחת
"Those who cannot tolerate Havdala cannot appreciate Qedusha".