Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Yom Kippur

Minutes until Yom Kippur begins. May those who are fasting for the holiday have an easy and meaningful fast. For 25 hours we won't be eating or drinking (or wearing leather shoes, showering, or doing anything not done on shabbat...). Kids (under bar/bat mitzvah) don't fast, though older ones (not mine) might skip breakfast. Dean and Amirah are staying with friends very close to shul and the rest of us are hunkering down at home. Yom Kippur is the only day that is more holy than shabbat, so it is the holiest day of the year.

Not much time to post now, but suffice it to say that we had a TERRIFIC first day at our learning co-op. Amirah really liked it, and the entire house was full of kids from babies to teenagers - and they were all so polite and kind!! It was really great to see. I'm so, so, so, so glad we're doing all of this. :)

1 comment:

Rebecca and Andrew said...

Sounds like you are all having a wonderful week. Blessings to you as you fast! This is my final week before weight loss surgery so I, too, am fasting...of sorts. Anyhooo, just wanted to say hi and let you know I haven't dropped off the face of the earth! =) Just busy...or trying to stay that way considering I'm getting ansy to receive our referral!
Tania got her court date...Nov. 4! Yipppeeee!!
Hugs, 'bec