Friday, April 16, 2010

Flag Friday

Back in the inaugural – and, most likely, final - edition of Fish Tank Friday, I wrote:

“As you may have figured out by now, I’ve never found a fake-themed Friday which I haven’t favored. For instance, would you fancy a future post entitled, “Faux Themes Friday”? I could focus on all the forced yet fascinating Friday themes which have been featured on this forum…”

Indeed, a quick glance at the list of labels in the sidebar to the right indicates that this blog has no shortage of fake Friday themes. (The aforementioned Fish Tank Friday is, of course, one of the more egregious examples.)

Moreover, I’m always on the lookout for more.

Hence, this post.

You see, last year at this time, I asked:

“When is the right time to decorate one’s house and car with Israeli flags?”

And then added:

“Here in TRLEOOB (the real life equivalent of our blog), we usually get around to doing it on or about Rosh Chodesh Iyar.”

But earlier this week, as Rosh Chodesh Iyar approached and I wondered if we should perhaps start decorating, YZG correctly observed that we actually always end up hanging the flags on the Friday before Yom HaAtzma’ut. (This is simply a matter of convenience, because like most Israelis, we both have Fridays off.)

And so, thanks to YZG, was born a new annual tradition: Flag Friday - the day we decorate our house and car in honor of Yom HaAtzma’ut… and then blog about it.

Tell me. Does it GET more exciting than that?


!שבת שלום ומבורך

P.S. The latest Kosher Cooking Carnival is available here. Special thanks to Shimshonit for including my charoset post.


  1. Yes, it would be more exciting if you photograph Flag Friday!

    Shabbat Shalom and a joyous holiday of white and blue and fun things to do.

  2. Leora - I'll have to speak to the Photography Department and see what they can do... :-)

    There's nothing like seeing the entire country decked out in blue and white!


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