Thursday, June 09, 2005

"Just Orthodox"

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See my latest addition over at THE JEWISH CONNECTION.

In case I don't "connect" with you people tomorrow, or this weekend, have a Good Shabbos and a Chag Sameach -- for all you Shabbos/Shavuot observers.

***May you "schlep nachos" from your surrounding families. (but for the sake of this Yom Tov, make certain they're CHEESE nachos!)

A Moment of Silliness

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Hey, people, I just noticed something -- my numbers are up (site meter stats), my comments are down. What's up with that? I mean, down with that? I mean...oh, you know what I mean.

Get readin', get writin' and give me that 'rithmetic!

I Made the Cover of a (Virtual) Magazine

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Wow, today I became...a cover story of a magazine. My Detroit-based blogging buddy AirTime has captured some of my "pearlies" for posterity's sake. He's "made an issue out of me."

Thanks, AirTime.

Check it out for yourselves.

Schlepping Nachos All the Way

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(I hope the following is not truly deemed lashon harah; for me, it was a perk in my otherwise boring day.)

I have a dear dear dear friend who's been in my life for about 25 years. We went to high school together, really bonding when we were in our last year, we went to university together and we stayed friends through courtships and marriages and children.

Although Jewish, this friend wasn't raised in any kind of observant, or even traditional home. But she's made great strides over the years, has a better understanding of Jewish customs, religious terms and the like, and more importantly a respect for Yiddishkeit even while still not being observant in any real way, except for some family meals on Rosh Hashana and basic seder/meals on Pesach.

I'd e-mailed her and mentioned that my oldest son had a mishna presentation yesterday at the school, which I attended, and it was a lovely evening put together by some shlichim for the grade 4's and 5's.

My friend wrote back, "You must have been schlepping nachos with A's mishna presentation!"

Of course it was an error, a misguided response...but I smiled widely upon reading her words. They warmed my heart, just as seeing my son last night perform with his class on stage had me schepping naches!