Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Can't Kvetch-It's A Mitzvah To Be Happy

ושמחת בחגך
V'Samachta B'Chaguecha
And you were joyful in your festivals

Yes, we were in Holiday mode in our neighborhood shul. With the sadness, also joy, as some neighbors added grandchildren, and one was even named. Other neighbors were away, because a grandson was Bar Mitzvah on the first day of Succot.

My house was full with four out of five kids and all the grandkids. The kids put up the succah and decorated it. I'll have to post pictures.

In recent years I've collected all sorts of things for easy-made decorations. The best are Jewish calendars and Rosh Hashannah Cards. It's all free, so if they get rained on, it's no big deal. Next year use this year's calendar.

The weather was strange, hot, dry and smelling of rain on the way. I hope it clears for tomorrow and the next day when all sorts of activities are planned for tourists and locals at Tel Shiloh. I've made no plans, just hanging out in Shiloh, going to the Tel and hoping to see friends etc.

The Avihu Chai March will be in the Shiloh area this year.

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