Here are Uncle George and his younger, by 19 months brother, my father.
and now for...
Havel Havelim #51
Celebrates Chanukah and Uncle George's 87th Birthday!
There are eight days in the Chanukah holiday, and it takes eight days for me to "do" a Havel Havelim. This will be presented in "diary form" from today, Sunday the 25th of December, or the 24th of Kislev, and G-d willing, I'll complete this one week from now on January 1, Rosh Chodesh Tevet.
Even before Soccer Dad and this week's host, Daled Amos, have presented this week's edition, I'm already hard at work writing the introduction. I also cleaned out the old "hh" mailbox in my yahoo and even added a few new posts and links. Since my last edition I've been adding to my email list of bloggers, and as soon as this week's is out, I'll send a reminder to everyone.Let's start with something cheerful. If you haven't seen this, now's the time!
First prize for the very first submission goes to Crossing the Rubicon2; yes it's just perfect to open the show. I promised Arlene Peck that I'd post her when she opened a blog, so read her latest.If you're still looking for easy-to-make sufganiyot…they really are easy.
Yes, there was a Judah Maccabee, and if you have any doubts, ask Blog d'Elisson.
I blogged in the morning, and I blogged at night, day one.
It's late and I'm tired.I blogged in the morning, and I blogged at night, day five.
Good morning. It's Friday, and we're getting towards the end of creation, creation of #51 that is. I requested that posts be sent to me before Shabbat, so I could have it mostly complete by then. Of course, I also have to look for some new bloggers. And I found an "olah chadasha," new immigrant to Israel. Read about Yael's adventures.
And for More on Munich read Jewish Current Issues.
Rachel Ann gets it right; mazal tov.
Mirty has Mixed feelings about Chanukah. Did I spell it right?
And Blogus Erratus has complications.
Ezzie tells us about the new blog for Jewish professionals.
Jewschool takes us to a wedding.
Growing evidence of hidden Jewish communities in unlikely places on Yeshaya 62:1.
Meryl Yourish.com has a great post on A.P.
Jameel spends some quality time with his daughter.
Ben Chorin tells us about an evening with Nobel Prize Winner Prof. Aumann.
If You Will It, it's a small world, and read his daily Chanukah diary. Celestial Blue notices some unpleasant things happening in Israel.
Joe Settler takes us to an illegal outpost.
And since the Rock of Galilee is gathering no moss this Chanukah, where should they light candles?
I agree with westbankmamma in that we are giving our kids childhoods that resemble the middle of the previous century, like when I was raised. And I think that it's wonderful!The Balabusta in blue jeans mentions that her husband takes his latkes with ketchup. It reminds me that my daughter was horrified to see her 9 month old baby grab and gobble up a greasy latke at the Betar Reunion. Even worse, she grabbed it from my hands. Bad Savta Batya!
Shaister tells us about the Avengers, who are now in their eighties. Read what they did when much younger.
Daled Amos writes about Spielberg's Munich.
And I had better get back to the kitchen and laundry and other Shabbat preparations.
Two washes on the line
and another in the machine,
so it's time to get back
to Havel Havelim!
One of the newer bloggers is well-known Jewish writer, Chava Willig Levy, an old friend of mine. Her grandmother, "Bubby" Willig, was a neighbor of ours in Bayit V'Gan, Jerusalem, and during that time we discovered that Chavie's mother and mine had been friends in high school.
Israel Perspectives gives his opinion about the Labor Party campaign.
And now, before I return to the kitchen and Shabbat preparations, here's A Simple Jew on being a father.
Last try before Shabbat.
Here are Chanuka Belz from Heichal Hanegina.
Check out the Orange Revolution! And a way of saving a life!
I blogged in the morning, and I blogged at night, day six.
Day 7 Shabbat Kodesh
Day 8 of Havel Havelim, and Day 7 of Chanukah and the first day of the week and the first day of the Month of Tevet!
I just got back home and I found a lot of "last minute" posts, so here goes:
Daled amos tells the truth about the "truce."
A whole slew from Ezzie. A couple I may have already been included, but I don't have time to check. It's faster to just put them in again. One, and another about his late grandfather-in-law. About auctions and raffles by SIL. Abbas' hypocrisy and two Chanukah posts. Thanks Ezzie, and will I meet you at the Ben Zakkai dinner?
Something about women from Jameel.
And four just arrived from Israel Perspectives; I don't have time to read them to choose, so I'm linking them all. One, two, three, and four. Judeopundit spins about the "border incident.
"I guess Mirty's hankering to host another, being so helpful and all. She sent me this from the NY's Funniest Rabbi. And one from herself and one from Gil's Hirhurim "musings," Who can retell?A Simple Jew provides questions and answers.
And that's it.
Chodesh Tov, Shavua Tov and Chag Urim Sameach!!!
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