It’s been a long time since my last post – yet I am peaceful and tonight for a long time I feel compelled to put fingers to the keyboard and note down my thoughts as – for me – Sukkot 2014 begins – well really just now….. I can see the sun slowly sinking from […]
I Promise to give you the best of myself (A Poem by Dorothy R Colgan) Renewing our wedding vows nine years on….
A mini Sukka dolls-house… it’s just to wonderful idea NOT to share ….
But in truth – Sukkot is one of my favourite times of year – it’s just one of those lovely feast times that brings a smile to your face even just planning for it makes my little cup of joy runneth over….
For some of us Sukkot has been one huge round of entertaining, of visiting and being visited. But for us the numbers of two legged visitors were a little thin on the ground. My sister visited. That was nice. I gave her a cup of tea. She helped me by re-hanging the curtains I had […]
……. dodi said he was freezing and can we go in now by the fire? I celebrated the last day – called very usefully – The Eighth Day – in our Sukka. It was an usually warm day. A pleasant day to sit outside and catch up on one’s daily reading. The new outline schedule […]
Feast of Tabernacles Leviticus 23:33-43 For seven days present offerings made to the LORD by fire, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present an offering made to the LORD by fire. It is the closing assembly; do no regular work. Leviticus 23:36 Each year that we undertake to celebrate the Moedim […]
I am well aware, of course, and have known for some years, that the mitzvah (command) to ‘build a sukka’ applies only to those actually ‘living in the land’ ie Israel. (Lev 23:42) Which is good really, because living in a flimsy shed that is open to the elements in autumnal England is not really […]
Its that time of year that my husband dreads – sort of. Its the time of year when I get exceptionally mushy…. and bestow upon him thousands of tiny kisses – which he accepts with embarrassed but gentle grace. At least that’s what I think his face means… He could of course be grimacing and […]
Jewish holidays, as I have been discovering are for the most part wonderful fun! Obviously there are exceptions, (Yom Kippur and the other solemn days obviously). This is a picture of sukkots (booths) taken in Meah Shearim – but they come in all shapes and sizes – some more solid than others (ours wobbles). I […]