A few days ago, I looked up which Jewish holidays specifically forbid working. While discovering that there are 13 days impacted by these holidays, I also learned about karet. It seems that breaking certain Jewish laws are so heinous that transgressors are "cut off from the people" and their souls are in mortal danger. It also turns out that eating leavened products during Passover is one of the things that merit karet. In theory, I am not terribly worried about this, as I am atheistic and not too concerned about God punishing my soul. On the flip side, it strikes me that I am a really terrible Jew for wandering if it would be so terrible to eat a lobster roll over Passover...

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