Tag Archives: Shvuot

The only time I ever lag!

No Gravatar

My mom’s dead.  And, I’m single.  So, there’s no celebration of Mother’s Day this weekend.  (Pay attention kids- your mom’s alive.  Don’t forget her.)   And, I was somewhat confused last week, when the Phillies celebrated Mother’s Day.  (That’s because there will be no Sunday home game this weekend. )

Continue reading The only time I ever lag!

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

signature
Share

A Saturday All-Nighter!

No Gravatar

We’ve been counting since the Pesach (Passover) Seder.   50 days after we were freed from Egypt (Mitzrayim- a place of narrow straits), we were waiting by Mount Sinai (sorry- NOT in the “Sinai Peninsula”, more likely in Saudi Arabia, near an active volcano), to receive the 10 Commandments. Where the words were seen- yes, seen. I admit, until I saw the effects of a rocket plant explosion in Henderson, Nevada, I had no idea you really could see “sound”.  Not surprising that those in attendance were totally awed…

Continue reading A Saturday All-Nighter!

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

signature
Share

33!

No Gravatar

Come on. Let’s go on a picnic.

No, I am being dead serious. Today is the 33rd day between Passover and Shvuot. It’s called Lag B’Omer- not a very original name, since Lag means 33 and Omer is the counting we do as we await the next holiday; it was the time that Jews used to bring daily offerings of barley to the Temple.  (The reason we count the 50 days from Passover because we are waiting to receive the 10 commandments and the Tora- that is what happens on Shvuot.)

Continue reading 33!

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

signature
Share