L’Shana Tova!

Happy Rosh Hashanah/Jewish New Year!

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Yesterday evening was the beginning of Rosh Hashanah and today we celebrated with a big fancy pants lunch with friends and family. We have one friend of the family who keeps everyone in line when it comes to Jewish holidays. He organizes the dinners, serves the most beautiful meals, invites everyone and says at least one prayer in Hebrew. I may not be Jewish, but I do love holidays and learning about all religions so I make sure Husband and I never miss a party.

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Luna is part Jewish so I think it’s important she learnt about her heritage and Jewish ancestors. I try to learn a bit more about the religion and the celebrations every year not only for my interest, but for her benefit. I guess I should start searching for some Rosh Hashanah children’s books.

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Today’s New Year celebration started with wine, cheese, smoked salmon and pate. Everyone caught up with one another and took turns complaining about long services at the synagogue. Lunch was pretty traditional…apples, honey, challah, matzo ball soup, potatoes, brisket and lots of sweets. This year, I am not pregnant and therefore able to drink the wine (yay!), or so I thought. I may not be pregnant, but turns out that taking care of an 8 month old also keeps you from enjoying a glass of wine. I was able to enjoy my dessert with coffee though, and they may have been even better.

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This whole week has been one weird week of birthday celebrations, fancy dinners, surgery, Jewish New Year and other random occasions. It feels a little like Christmas break, which is nice, but I’ll be ready to get back to routine next week. I’d love to share some funny anecdotes from today or reflect on the past year, but Luna is sleeping soundly, Husband is snoring next to me, Belle is snuggled in between the two of us and the cat is curled up into a sleepy fur ball. It’s time for me to join them, which sounds a lot like the end of last year’s post.

Luna's dress is from the Etsy shop, Aylinka. I'll be writing a review for you soon!
Luna’s dress is from the Etsy shop, Aylinka. I’ll be writing a review for you soon!

Cheers and L’Shana tova!

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Happy Rosh Hashanah!

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For those of you who are not actually Jewish (like me) Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and today marks the beginning. Or, maybe yesterday marked the beginning, whatever. It’s Rosh Hashanah. Once again, I had the pleasure of celebrating a Jewish holiday in a somewhat traditional manner with Husband’s family/friends.

Typically these celebrations are full of prayers and speaking in Hebrew that have me trying very hard to look like l know what I’m doing. Usually, I drink enough wine to believe that I make a perfect honorary Jew, but pregnancy has taken that privilege away.  However, today’s celebration had one quick prayer and the rest of the time was spent eating. Hallelujah! Or, whatever the Hebrew version of that is.

I want to type more about the delicious food, the fancy dinner, the company, and all the history of Rosh Hashanah, but I’m too tired…mostly from spending the last few hours figuring out how to put a stupid baby countdown on the blog. I don’t know why it was so difficult, but it really was a challenge. So, please comment and let me know how great it looks and how much you appreciate the hours it took to put it up for you. You’re welcome.

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Shanah Tovah! (A good year!)

Cheers!