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Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts
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Monday, November 12, 2018

Okay; So "Momma" Says The Following A Little Late On Reilly's Behalf. Still...


PS Yes; "Momma" has told Reilly about her adoptive (and "Momma"'s own biological) roots. Also, Google Translate is a handy tool 🙂. By the way, notice how four of the American flag's stars connect, and one can highlight the colors of Poland's flag in various places—thus, how Polish Jews and Poles can be highlighted as an essential part of America's fabric.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween 2018 Card From Reilly and Camille

"Auntie Michelle" gave Reilly a very-undeserved dentastick, by the way!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

So, A Little Late In the EST Time Zone. Still...

PS Reilly and Camille would like bosses to treat their employees fairly as well as donate to charities to help feed starving people, puppies, and kitties as well as other starving creatures. PPS Camille went "night-nights" before "Auntie Nicole" could take a picture of her specifically for the card, and she thus did not get a treat.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Una Carta Especial de Reily

Sí, allí es un mensaje especial en idioma binario detrás de la foto.

Monday, October 8, 2018

A Perhaps-Unusual-Card From Reilly and Camille

Even Reilly and Camille don't fight as much as hyperideologues. Besides, no people has a perfect history.

Monday, October 1, 2018

An Early Simchat Torah Card From Reilly and Camille

PS:
  1. The passage shown on the Torah scroll is the "Shema", via Mechon Mamre and modified to take out the sidra and parsha indicators as well as the verse numbers.
  2. This is one of the more-elaborate cards. It also uses older pictures, although "older" here is only from September 25th and these pictures make sense in light of "you shall teach them diligently unto your children ["beneikha"], and you shall talk of them when you...lie down and when you rise up." 
  3. For there to be a Chag Simchat Torah on the eighth (in the Diaspora among most Rabbinical Jews, ninth) day of Sukkot actually makes sense for multiple reasons, notwithstanding that Karaite and other objections are understandable.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Update: A Not-So-Belated-After-All "Belated" Card From Reilly

PS:
  1. L'Erev Shabbat Sukkot v'Shabbat Sukkot Haba'ah Same'ach u'Mevorakh—not to mention the last Shabbat in September! Take some coffee into your sukkah with you, especially if you live in an area in which the days and nights are getting colder.
  2. "Momma" has been doing quite a few belated cards lately, since she's been busy and tired (though coffee has helped keep her awake) for only-Yehovah-ultimately-knows-what reasons (although she knows that one reason is the changing weather, which has also affected Reilly). 
  3. This is the first time that "Momma" has used Powerpoint's Design Ideas suggestions, although it was close to her original idea, anyway, and she had to modify Powerpoint's suggestion a little bit (as Picture Two was supposed to be where Picture Three is, and she thus had to move the textboxes that she created around. That's one example why "Momma" hasn't used Powerpoint's Design Ideas suggestions in the past.) 
  4. ☕ "Momma" saw "National Coffee Day" trending on Twitter on the 27th. Then a tweet that Dukin' Donuts® just sent out came up in her Twitter timeline. (Whateverevery day is Belated National Coffee Day for "Momma", and Reilly can tell that and tolerate "Momma" partly for that reason 😉!).

Monday, September 24, 2018

An Early Sukkot 5778 Card From Reilly and Camille

Sukkot begins on the 25th at sundown, and on Reilly's four-and-a-half-year Gregorian birthday (L'Chetzi Yom Huledet Same'ach, Reilly!).

Friday, September 21, 2018

A Belated Birthday Card To the USAF

Happy Belated 71st Birthday to the Air Force!
PS Excuse "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" for not  perfectly remembering the Air Force motto.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Every Day Seems To Be Yom Teru'ah For Reilly 😒😏....

So, today is no different—expect for that today is Yom Teru'ah, and Reilly barked even as "Momma" typed a few seconds ago because she heard a loud knock at door (and Reilly's stubborn cousin joined her in the barking). At least one tool tends to work to curb Reilly's inappropriate barking—the muzzle, which "Momma" refound recently and of which Reilly takes seriously the threat to have to wear for a while.

Of course, the muzzle is apparently cruel—so's the possibility of "Momma"" dying due to a bark-affected myoclonus flareup, though "Mom-Mom" and "Auntie Michelle" don't seem to care about that! Paradoxically, then, the same Reilly who has helped keep "Momma" alive could end up killing her and have "Mom-Mom" as well as "Auntie Michelle" be totally fine with that!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Commentary: Why Does Yehovah Give Us Yom Teru'ah In the Middle Of the Year, and Rosh HaShanah In the Spring?

  1. "1 And Yehovah spoke unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying: 2 'This month shall be unto you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you." (From Exodus 12, JPS 1917)
  2. "3 And Moses said unto the people: 'Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand Yehovah brought you out from this place; there shall no leavened bread be eaten. 4 This day ye go forth in the month Aviv." (From Exodus 13)
  3. "And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have a holy convocation: ye shall do no manner of servile work; it is a day of blowing the horn unto you." (Numbers 29:1. This might look familiar 🙂.)
  4. "And on the tenth day of this seventh month ye shall have a holy convocation; and ye shall afflict your souls; ye shall do no manner of work;" (Number 29:7)
  5. "Then shalt thou make proclamation with the blast of the horn on the tenth day of the seventh month; in the day of atonement shall ye make proclamation with the horn throughout all your land. 10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof; it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. 11 A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you; ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of the undressed vines." (From Leviticus 25)
  6. "The spirit of Adonai Yehovah is upon me; because Yehovah hath anointed me to bring good tidings unto the humble; He hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the eyes to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the year of Yehovah's good pleasure, and the day of vengeance of Eloheinu; to comfort all that mourn; 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the mantle of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called terebinths of righteousness, the planting of Yehovah, wherein He might glory." (From Isaiah 61)
  7. "And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the wayfaring man in the broad place of the city; and the old man said: 'Whither goest thou? and whence comest thou?'" (Judges 19:17)

Ken...anachu tovim? Anachu tovim achshi'av?

Ken. Anachu tovim. Anachu tovim achishi'av.   

So, why the long drash of verses here? Well, to answer the question as to why Yehovah give us Yom Teru'ah in the middle of the year, and Rosh HaShanah in the spring:


  1. If for nothing else, Yom Teru'ah marks the middle of the year to both prepare us for the next year—especially if the year is the Shanah HaYovel—and have us thank Yehovah that we've survived the year so far—see especially Passages 3-6.
  2. Yom Teru'ah and Yom Kippur help us reflect on the year so far, where we're going and where we've been in terms of walking with Yehovah, and what we can do differently with the rest of the year and with the coming year—see especially Passages 2, 6, and 7. Also note how Yom Teru'ah parallels with Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur with the picking out of the Pesach lamb (See Exodus 12:3-17), and Pesach with Sukkot (ibid.).
  3. In light of Yom Teru'ah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot being times of reflection (since—remember—we should, if we can, dwell in sukkot during Sukkot to remember that we were strangers in Egypt—not to mention gerim v'toshavim like Avraham, Yitzchak, v'Ya'akov Avoteinu. Thus, no day of the year is unto our ourselves—every day is to Yehovah and thus for what we might do to both glorify Yehovah and to help others (and glorify Yehovah in doing so). See especially Passages 3-6.
There are other reasons as well. Meanwhile, these are the three main reasons: preparing for the rest of the year and the coming of the next year, stopping to take stock of where we're going and where we've been, and renewing our commitment to Yehovah and to helping others commit and recommit to Yehovah. 

PS:

  1. I wasn't afraid to change the euphemisms "The LORD", etc. to "Yehovah", nor "Abib" to the more-correct "Aviv".
  2. In full disclosure, I'm a Jewish Christian and see additional reasons as to why Yom Teru'ah is in the middle of the year and Rosh HaShanah in the spring, although I think that everyone can agree on the reasons that I cited above—regardless of what each of us believes about Yeshua (Jesus)—thus, I think to cite the reasons that I cited is sufficient.