Tuesday, October 14, 2008

B’succot teishvu shivat yamim

Moadim L’Simchah!

B”H we enjoyed a beautiful first day of yom tov. Special thanks to our dear hosts. [We’re looking forward to seeing you again I”YH on Sunday and then also here in TRLEOOB (the real life equivalent of our blog) for Simchat Torah.]

Here are some interior views of our succah:




As you can see, when it comes to succah decorations, we believe that more is, well, more. Quiet good taste certainly has its place and all, but not, IMHO, in the succah.

Kol hakavod to the kids – especially ASG and AMG – for all their hard work building and decorating the succah. Well done!

Speaking of ASG, in the comments to this post, I wondered if he would perhaps post a picture of his own tefillin bag. Here, then, is the picture he gave me:

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Note how he expertly blurred his name on the top of the bag.

(As a side note, I must say that these pictures look really good on my new monitor.)

All of our readers are encouraged to come visit our succah in person. (One of these days, I should really blog about that quaint Israeli expression, “אנא קחו את זה כהזמנה אישית” – “please think of this as a personal invitation”.)

מועדים לשמחה

from the entire Our Shiputzim staff.


  1. Love all the decorations! I enjoy the big ones intermingled with the small ones.

    Thanks for the invitation. Someday...

  2. Indeed, most impressive the amount of decorations. Of course it is important to note that it is still in very good taste.

    I believe that if you rotate some of them we can probably squeeze in quite a bit more decorations :)

    In addition perhaps in your next posting we can have the decorations added this year circled, as to emphasize them :)

  3. Leora - My kids say that one of the hardest parts is trying to decide where everything should go. I suppose you avoid this problem with your beautiful "permanent" decorations.

  4. "Be All You Can Be" -
    if you rotate some of them we can probably squeeze in quite a bit more decorations
    I'm not so sure about this... :-)

    we can have the decorations added this year circled
    Or we can get little yellow tags that say "new", like one finds on websites with new features.

  5. SuperRaizy - Thanks! Moadim L'Simchah.


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