Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mazal tov: Siyum Seder Zera’im edition

Helloooo, Our Shiputzim fans!

Yes, I know, I know. It has been a few days since my last post. I actually have a few things to write about – such as our ten year “aliyah-versary”, which we B”H celebrated last week – but TRLEOOB (the real life equivalent of our blog) intruded on my blogging plans. Anyway, B”N, I hope to make up for it this week, but no promises.

We begin today’s entry with a very special mazal tov to our dear ESG on his recent siyum on the entire Seder Zera’im!!!!

As some of you know, in addition to his long day in school, ESG goes to an intensive afternoon Talmud Torah five days a week. There are two shiurim every day: Chumash and Mishnah. The Talmud Torah makes a point of not skipping anything, and - as his teachers in school as well as those of you who’ve had the privilege of hearing ESG talk at a Shabbat meal can attest – B”AH he really knows his stuff.

In any event, the siyum itself was incredibly beautiful. The festivities began with mincha at the Kotel, followed by a tour of the Rova. (ESG had actually been on this same tour before. You walk around the Old City and just “happen” to bump into “Avraham Avinu” and then “Yitzchak Avinu” etc. It’s actually quite cute.)

After the tour, the boys, their parents, and the ra”mim all went to Rav Neventzal’s house for the actual siyum. Rav Neventzal gave them a brachah, and one of the fathers made the Hadran.

Finally, there was a fleishig seudah (bourekas and deli) in the courtyard of a school there in the Rova. Each boy received a copy of “Encylopedia L’Birkot HaNehenin” and a certificate. Here is a [slightly edited due to security considerations] picture of ESG’s certificate:


(You can click on the picture to enlarge it.)

Meanwhile, on the renovations front, the carpenter spent a few hours working on the aronot in AMG’s room this morning. Let’s check out what he has accomplished so far.

We think that this will be the shoe drawers on the bottom:


And here are the drawers themselves:


Here is part of the closet: (The white thing in front is the bathroom cabinet.)


Well, that’s about it for now.

As always, we encourage our readers to leave comments.

Good night from the entire Our Shiputzim staff.

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