You know, I don’t have the ridiculous fear of the number 13. Not that I have no fears- I’ve got plenty of my own irrational fears. But, not of the number 13.
Continue reading Triskaidekaphobia
I know we have a President who lacks context. But, its pretty clear the rest of our elected officials are also oblivious.
Continue reading Not a Sweet 16 at all
Yes, my birthday is 9/9. Tomorrow. The 9th day of the 9th month- at least that’s what it is in the secular calendar. And, tomorrow is also the anniversary of my Bar Mitzva. That’s not happened before.
Continue reading I’ve earned my grey hair!
It’s the first Monday in September. Which means it’s Labor Day. If you grew up in NY City, then, you know it’s been a holiday for 135 years. But, it took more than a few years for it to become a national holiday.
Continue reading The First Monday in September
I should tell you that I don’t routinely read the obits. Oh, sure, I have friends who grab my paper to reach the Metro Section and flip to the end. where the obits reside. I always tell them I’ll let them know if they are wirtten up there- there’s no need to study those pages.
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Tonight begins a new moon. In my religion, that means it is a new month (called Rosh Chodesh), and this one is Elul. This new moon crosses two days.. The first day, (the one starting tonight) is the 20th anniversary of the death of my mom. This anniversary is called a Yahrzeit. The second day of the new moon of Elul is anniversary of my daughter’s bat mitzva- and tomorrow happens to be her secular birthday, to boot.
Continue reading Rosh Chodesh Elul 2017
Today is the last day of July. Tonight is also the 9th day of Av. The end of this Hebrew month is the day my mother died and the day my oldest daughter was born. An auspicious moment.
Continue reading No water. No food.