Monday, July 25, 2022
Friday, July 8, 2022
Shabbat Shalom !
(What Does That Even Mean?)
Taken from chabad.org:
If you walk down the street in a Jewish neighborhood anytime between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon, you will notice Jews of all stripes wishing each other a peaceful, enjoyable Shabbat. In fact, as early as Wednesday, you can bid farewell with wishes for a good Shabbat.
But what to say? As always, different Jews have different ways of doing things.
The traditional Yiddish greeting of Ashkenazi Jews is “Gut Shabbos,” which means “Good Sabbath.” This greeting is used in place of both “hello” and “goodbye.” However, when used in parting, it is modified slightly to “Ah gutten Shabbos.” If you cannot remember the Yiddish nuances, just say “Good Shabbos” every time, and you’ll be in very good company.
This greeting is preferred by chassidic and traditional Jews of European descent.
The Hebrew salutation, used by Sephardim of Eastern descent and those who favor modern Hebrew, is “Shabbat shalom,” which means “Sabbath [of] peace.”
(Just to add to the mix, there is also the Aramaic version of “Shabbata tava,” “Good Sabbath,” that appears occasionally in writing. No need to memorize this for when you meet an Aramaic Jew, because there are none.)
Today’s song of the day comes from Mordechai Ben David. On my way to work I was listening to Yakov Schwekey singing a medley that had this song in it. That was the inspiration of today!
Here is a little maze and fun from the PJ Library to help you with Shabbat Shalom!
Don’t forget to do your homework!
Just heard this one on Israel hour online! Love it!
Have an AMazing weekend! (Yes that spelling was on purpose!) 😁
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Heard this yesterday on Israel Hour Radio and decided to keep the America theme going for a bit and share some of the fun. You need to join in the fun Monday - Friday and Sunday Mornings !
Enjoy this one also (From West Side Story!)
To get you back in the swinging mood here Sesame Street: Do-op Hop With Kermit:
Even though this isn't the current Minions movie its funny! So I hope you enjoy it!
Need to learn the Hebrew alphabet? I've brough along some friends that might be able to help out! Warning there may be a quiz in the future !
Monday, July 4, 2022
Happy 4th of July 2022 (From Muppets to Minions!)
Well at least today was a sleep in day ! YAY!!!
What does one think about on 4th of July besides a day off work?
I always think of this one song and the word of the day:
ZIKUKIM = Fireworks !!!
Moshe Peretz sings this lovely song "Zikukim" (See lyrics translation) all about fireworks:
I just recently heard about a Muppet Show pinball machine in a group on facebook.. How cool this will be. I know Elaine won't ever allow us to own one but I will work on convincing her!
I hope that I can edit the music in the pinball machine. It would definitely include this one:
To keep us in is a good mood we all need to take a bath with our rubber duck ! (Listen carefully!)