Another busy day, and some Shabbat preparations as well. So far the carrot cake and hummus are made, the challah is rising and will be baked tomorrow, the main courses will be made tomorrow.
Some readers have asked about the whole Shabbat thing, so I'll try to do a Shabbat 101 type of thing in the near-ish future. The basic idea is that it not "just" a "day of rest", it's a day of cessation of work, and actually, according to the actual blessing we make on Friday night, it's a reinvention, a reinvigoration of the soul.
The Hebrew words from the blessing are "shavat v'henafash", which means a cessation and the Hebrew word for soul or spirit is N/F/SH, so when it is made into a reflexive verb "lehinafash", that means it's a time for the soul to be renewed and refreshed. Also, every Shabbat we remember the Exodus. Every. Single. Week.
BTW: Did you like that line from Bibi and Trump's press conference about 'why are Jews called Jews'? Because they come from Judea! Yessssssss. Was good stuff. Just Jewlicious.
AS A SIDE NOTE:
I haven't been looking at my web stats that closely lately, and as I say, I'm really busy but I do always wonder who is out there reading this stuff and if I should bother keeping this blog going. It does take a considerable amount of time to read and put up links, and it's more like a labour of love than a profitable venture. My occasional appeals for Hermès scarves aside, the blog is not a money-maker and time is certainly money.
If you're so inclined, I'd love to hear where you are reading from, and a little bit about yourself if you haven't already introduced yourself (thank you if you have). Lord knows I've blathered on about myself long enough after all these years! My e-mail is on the side bar.
NOW FOR THE LINKS:
Teen with cancer fires back at accusations of ‘cultural appropriation’.
When lefties eat each other up for breakfast.
Actual brave women, not “women’s march” women
More bomb threats to Jewish Community Centres in America
Bomb threat to Israeli consulate in Miami
“How can this be?” Mom’s heartbreak at softball ‘punishment’ for migrant who sexually assaulted her 6 year old daughter.
Syrian refugee woman raped in front of toddler son for not wearing head covering indoors.
British father under threat for leaving Islam
Nothing to see here
Uber driver found guilty of rape of passenger
My Idiot People:
Sucky, loser, lefty, Obama court Jews totally butthurt about proud Trump Jew getting ambassadorship to Israel
More Jew stuff:
How Our Family Escaped the Nazis
How I Found Judaism and Experienced Miracles
This is gorgeous. Watch the whole thing. (ignore the blather about Trump/immigrants/blah blah)
Japan is in big trouble. No sex or babies. Not good.