Sep 12, 2010

Boker Tov, Shana Tova

Boker Tov, Shavua Tov, Chodesh Tov, Shana Tova.

I hope by now you have remembered to "change your clocks" back an hour, if you live in Israel. If not, here is your reminder to do so..

I hope you had a wonderful Rosh Hashana - I did. It was a cycle of shul to food to shul to food to shul to food...and was wonderful in all the various sections and parts. Three Cheers to Mrs. G who made the food and house portions of the holiday so great, Three cheers to the people who made the shul portions great.

And I got to learn some new (new to me, that is) customs that I had not been familiar with before - dipping bread in sugar rather than honey, unusual psukim chanted before kiddush, apples cooked in a carmelized sugar sauce (instead of dipping them in honey), some of the simanim and yehi ratzons were slightly different than what we are used to...

9 comments:

  1. "if you live in Israel. If not, here is your reminder to do so.."

    I assume you mean that you are reminding people who don't live in Israel to live in Israel - right?

    Shana Tova to you too! Had a lovely RH and Shabbat.

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  2. Oh. My. Gosh.

    Thank you for reminding me! I was just about to take my kids to Gan an hour early!

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  3. Risa - cute. I like it.

    RBSer - happy I posted, I wondered if anybody would actually need the reminder by the time they checked the news and eventually got to Life in Israel I figured they would have been reminded elsewhere. I guess it was worth it.

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  4. Funny you should say that. We got a call from our daughter in Israel, who works in security.
    She got up at 2:30 a.m. for her shift, thinking that it was 3:30 a.m.
    She forgot the clock had changed!

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  5. Sounds like you had a Sephardic Rosh Hashana Seder. Glad you enjoyed.

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  6. yaak - 2nd night. Iraqi. had a wonderful night.

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  7. Our 2nd night was wonderful too.

    Someone once told me a story. He was Teimani and he invited some Ashkenazi guests over. He then told them that it is a Teimani minhag to dance around the table like African tribesmen before Kidush. The guests went along with it and did the 'minhag baal habayit'. After about 5 mins of them prancing round the table he then said "just kidding. We don't really do that" :-)

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  8. is that what it was??? :-)
    we asked our Iraqi neighbors about the chanting before kiddush - they didnt do any such thing... :-)

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  9. Rafi if it weren't for you my husband would have had me fooled (spoiled, really). He changed all the clocks after I went to sleep last night - everyone got up at the new time and made it to school. And I would have realized what happened when I missed the zman to daven mincha.....

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