Randomly there are two more tzhal in the platoon, you would have a chance to talk with them. There's also a chaplain who may have a cheat sheet.Chainsaw Aardvark wrote:Any prayers to be said/do they mind if he at least quietly says his own. (As he asked the doctor - are there any tzhal [Zewa Hagana le Jisrael -Israel Defense Force] soldiers that could clue him in on observances around the artifact)
That would probably work fine. Ed would remind you that the Chezbah are a very closed society and that we don't know a lot about them. Unless there is a specific cultural formula for sitting at a dinner table he would figure the patriarchal head would choose where people sit.Chainsaw Aardvark wrote:Also, how are seating orders determined - it would probably be easier if Zvika acted as Edward's bodyguard/attache (ok, not a word he'd use/know) following behind and just copying him rather than keep all the details straight immediately.
Again Ed's not sure, but oddly the Chezbah have never really objected to other religions, only people disobeying Loc's commands. That may make Zivka a little nervous. As for the Kippah, he doesn't know of anything specific that they would object to. As for food, Pettok and Berem would not be kosher but if Zivka isn't going to object then no problem. Again, Ed's not sure how the Chezbah would react to that, they may readily understand it since they follow various religious restrictions.Chainsaw Aardvark wrote:Eating alien food shouldn't be a problem though. If Zvika was really the type that wouldn't eat anything un-kosher, or otherwise truly conservative - he'd have applied for a religious deferment from military service. He just prefers to keep prayers and wear a hat/kippah at all times. The Chezbah won't mind him wearing a beret/kippah at the meal - would they?