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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shana Tova!

Some of you might be wondering if Shana Tova is the name of some hot new Rap star.

It's not.  (But wouldn't that be a great name?)

"Shana Tova" means "Happy New Year" in Hebrew.  (don't ask me to say anything else in hebrew, I can't...)

So, you might have guessed by now,  I'm Jewish.  In the "cultural" sense, as I like to say.  What that means is I'm not religious or anything, but I really like diamonds.

I don't like to talk about religion because, personally, I think organized religion divides people.  And as a mom myself, I just don't believe that if there is a God, she wants to sit around all day listening to us fight.  But I do like the rituals, traditions, and the feeling you get by being a part of something bigger than yourself, and since I was raised Jewish, well, I'm raising my kids Jewish.

Or so I thought.

This morning we woke up early and got ready to spend the day doing what Jews do when they celebrate a holiday;  feel guilty, apologize a lot, then eat.

I got all of my kids dressed in their nicest outfits, brushed their teeth and I even managed to get Livi to do something with her hair.

As we got into the car to go to synagogue, Livi asked, "Are we going to Church?"

Obviously, we don't go very often.  And perhaps the Christmas lights we hang just confuse them.

Anyway, Jewish or not, I want to wish YOU - ALL of my awesome, amazing, and hilarious readers for whom I am SO GRATEFUL - health, happiness and a lifetime of laughter.



  1. Shana Tovah to you too!

    I haven't gone to synagogue for the high holidays in a long time. And like you, we hang holiday lights (my husband wanted them. I demanded that they just be white to look winterish, not Christmasish). Yes, my daughter must be confused too!

  2. Shana Tovah to you and your family, Sarah. I wish I had read your posting earlier. I talked to an Israeli couple at Yorktown this afternoon. It would have been wonderful to wish them Shana Tovah.


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