A good catch at the Mahane Yehuda market.
Enlarge the photo to see the expression on the poor fish's face.
While fishing for a title for this post, I remembered reading that the Bishops of England and Wales decided to re-establish the practice of fish on Fridays, effective September 16, 2011.
The Bishops said that they “wish to re-establish the practice of Friday penance in the lives of the faithful as a clear and distinctive mark of their own Catholic identity.”
I wonder if you could call the traditional eating of gefilte fish on Friday night (Erev Shabbat) a part of our Jewish identity. hmm . . .
But I think the Bishops meant that abstaining from meat on Fridays and having fish instead is what, for many years, made Catholics feel special and set apart.
Come to think of it, the Hebrew word kadosh, holy, actually means "set apart."