Helloooo, Our Shiputzim fans!
A number of readers have asked me why I haven’t blogged about the IY”H upcoming bar mitzvah.
Of course, there was this post about the hanachat tefillin, but that doesn’t discuss any of the bar mitzvah preparations – which, as you can imagine, have been occupying a great deal of our time here in TRLEOOB (the real life equivalent of our blog).
And so, on that note, here’s a short bar mitzvah-related vignette for your reading pleasure:
I was picking out napkins, and according to the list, one of the available colors is “ירוק תפוח” - “apple green”.
Curious, I asked the vendor if he knew what that meant.
He didn’t have any samples, and so, instead, he looked around the room for something that would match that description. Apparently, “apple green” is not as common as one might have thought, because he couldn’t seem to find anything that would fit the bill.
However, ever resourceful, he pointed to a blue-covered book - Nechama Leibowitz’s “Iyunim B’Sefer Breishit”, to be precise – and said, “Well, it’s just like that color over there… only in green!”
That certainly clears that up, doesn’t it?