Monday, September 17, 2007

Rosh Hashana & Shabbos Were...

Excellent. A huge thank you to all of our guests, but more importantly to our hosts: C-K for the use of her apartment, OD, SIL & the -ens for Friday night and the absolutely wonderful and incredibly kind Raggedys for saving us at the last second for Shabbos day. The food at both was excellent, and we apologize for falling asleep on the family Friday night and I understand that the Raggedys are holding a headband hostage, but it's a price we're willing to pay, so that works out perfectly.

Back to the guests - you guys are great, we love you all. Hope the mum was as good as the company and the singing; and if you were surprised by the crowding [13-13-11-11 in the end, as J&R sadly had to cancel - Refuah Shleimah!], you clearly haven't been over to SerandEz (...and Elianna!) before, so you need to come back like everyone else. For those who have asked, I hope to post some of the recipes over the next week so y'all can have them in time for Sukkos.

The ba'alei t'fila at Lander were amazing as usual. And I'm not just saying that because they're really good friends... who sang at my wedding... whom I've known for a long time. They were really, really great - those are just bonuses. I hear the haftorah was great on the second day, too. Rumor has it that it's a segulah to... umm, have the recipient give the donors a really funny look like "I can't believe you did this." Or something like that. Right?

Please continue to have in mind Aliza Rochel bas Liba Yenta in your tefillos for a refuah shleimah.

Shana tova and a g'mar chasima tova to all!
mum - food in Elianna's language
refuah shleimah - [may you have a] full healthy recovery
ba'alei t'fila - cantors
tefillos - prayers
haftorah - portion read after the Torah portion
segulah - charm (?)
shana tova - good year
g'mar chasima tova - may you be sealed for [a] good [year]