No update this week; I want to wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year.
I picked up some bags yesterday to distribute in my neighborhood, and I ran into Judy Gottesman. Jeff and Judy are good friends of ours. When I saw her through her mask, it seemed like we had just seen each other day. The fact is Jackie, and I have visited with Jeff and Judy via Zoom, but we haven’t seen each other in the flesh in six months.
It has been six months since our minyan got together for Purim and our last Shabbat service a few days later.
Although it’s been a long time since one of our experienced daveners got up to lead services beautifully, or a Torah Club student read Torah for the first, or a Gabbai got heckled by the Alpha Quadrant, we are still a community. I look forward to a time when we can enjoy our services again. I want to sit down with old friends and new and complain that the cholent is too salty, bland, thick, or running.
But mostly, I look forward to seeing you in shul in the not too distant future. Because even with all of the convenience of Zoom technology, it’s not the same, and I miss our services, and I miss you.
Shabbat Shalom and L’Shanah Tovah,
A big thank you for to Bob Roosth and Jane Willoughby! The idea of the cookbook came from Jane. She got the recipes and wrote the copy. Bob worked with her on the layout and graphics. Thank you also to all those who sent in recipes. They look great! Please try them out and let us know what you think.
Click here to get your Library Minyan High Holy Day Cookbook!
Rick and Larry discuss the haftarah for the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the story of Hannah and the birth of Samuel. The haftarah begins with trope pyrotechnics over some rather formulaic text which our haftarah mavens attempt to explain. Shana tova to all.