כ'ו באייר תשס"ח
I'm not much of a sports fan, but this just posted (Sunday now in Israel) over at Israel Matzav I find interesting.
Congratulations to the Boston Celtics who beat the Detroit Pistons last night 89-81 to make the NBA finals for the first time since 1987.
'Celts' are known for shamanic 'cauldrons of creation', while 'pistons' sound - well, excuse the language - but 'pistons' sounds like 'pissed ones' (as in, angry). Driving anger, the language of idolatry, is not a winning sound, and definitely not a sound welcomed into her garden last night.
Certainly, the win (see Celtics Polish Off Pistons at Foxnews) is not a moral judgment between the two sports teams, but names do have a powerful connection to that energy through which we are known by the Universe. While 'pistons' can be used for good - to move engine mechanics, for example - the focus of the Universe this Shabbat has been on 'wholy peaceful sound'.