Thursday, September 21, 2006

New Year's Wishes

All that glitters isn't gold
Be neither blinded nor distracted
by fancy phrases
and empty promises

Redemption isn't from

the UN, US

or any earthly being

Yisrael, Yisrael, Batach B'Hashem

ישראל ישראל בטח ב...

People of Israel, Trust in G-d

Wishing you and rewarding, wonderful year of health, happiness and true peace.

and for the past year in pictures,

you don't need to understand Hebrew

Not all that tempts your wand'ring eyes
And heedless hearts, is lawful prize;
Nor all that glisters, gold.

[Thomas Gray (1716-1771), British poet. Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes (l. 40-42). . . Gray's English Poems; Original and Translated from the Norse and the Welsh [Thomas Gray]. D. C. Tovey, ed. (1922) Reprint Services.]


yitz said...

Li HaKesef, v'li HaZahav, n'um Hashem. The REAL Gold is to be found only in Yerushalayim shel Zahav - Ki MiTzion Teitzei Torah!
Shana Tova U'Metuka to all!

Batya said...


Moze said...

Shana tova.

What yarn stores in NY were a disappointment? And what yarn stores do you go to in Jerusalem that top them? I know Israel has a much better selection of kippah chut, but other that that...I'm alway willing to learn of new sources.

Batya said...

Didn't find too many.

That Michael's chain was worse in summer than I thought last winter. There's a small store in Great Neck, too expensive and nothing much compared to the Jerusalem Martef ha'ir, even the one near Egged and Bernina etc. The little store in Shiloh has a decent selection of basic yarn.