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Tomorrow Night… What a night!

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Saturday night starts a great holiday for me-  Purim. (Purim means “Lots”- as in the lottery.  But, it was only after a few twists and turns that we managed to eke out a win with this lottery.)  My family tradition adds on a second day-  Shushan Purim, the name for the second day; most Ashkenazi Jews rarely celebrate it- for them, it’s a one day holiday.

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Are you kidding me?

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Yes, it’s another holiday.  Among my favorites.   For the past two days, I’ve been cleaning my backyard, moving all the furniture around, and building a hut.   Because Sunday night starts Sukot- the full moon holiday of Tishrei. (By the way- don’t miss the Orionid meteor showers on Saturday night/Sunday morning.)  After finishing our 40 days of introspection, which culminated in the most solemn, full day of fasting for Yom Kipur, we now have the holiday of joy.  (Sukot has another name- the Time of Celebration.)  Sukot is one of the three “festivals” delineated in the Tora, the Bible.

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Seventh Heaven?

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Today is the 7th day of Pesach.   For the past year, the Eqyptians have been beset by the  Ten Plagues. Dam, Tzfardaya, Kinim..  In English: Blood. Frogs. Lice. Wild Beasts. Pestilence. Boils. Hail. Locusts. Darkness. Slaying of the First-born.   We’ve put blood on our doorposts to protect us from that last plague.  And, now we are free, on the edge of Yam Suf, the Sea of Reeds.

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Construction Zone

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Yes, it’s another holiday.  Among my favorites.   For the past two days, I’ve been cleaning my backyard, moving all the furniture around, and building a hut.   Because Sunday night starts Sukot- the full moon holiday of Tishrei.  (By the way- there will be an eclipse that accompanies this moon, as is often the case with this holiday!)

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