Alabama synagogue issues intense warning to football fans for Yom Kippur

alabama jewish yom kipper spoiler alert

And you thought Alabama football was the only Saturday religion in the home state of the Tide and Tigers.

Contrary to popular belief, there are Jews in the Bible Belt, and they love football just as much as their Sunday-worshipping brethren.

Unfortunately for Jewish football fans, the high holy day of Yom Kippur falls on a Saturday this year. It is the Day of Atonement, and all over the age of 13 are expected to fast for a total of 24 hours. Needless to say, if food and water aren’t allowed, neither is any pigskin (how about that non-kosher play on words right there?).

The humble blogger of this post is a Jew living in SEC territory, so he totally gets the passion behind the above warning at Temple Emanu-El – no one wants to be hungry, thirsty and buried in a prayer book only to see some schmo on his iPhone high-fiving his buddy after some touchdown.

That being said, yikes: that last line seems to be pretty intense, does it not?

[H/T: Deadspin]