Sunday, April 10, 2011

In lieu of an actual post…

Notwithstanding my oft-cited Pesach schedule, this time of year isn’t exactly conducive to blogging. And so, in lieu of an actual post, here are a few more blogbits:

1) Condolences to A Mother in Israel on the loss of her father z”l. After getting up from shiva last week, she wrote up some helpful tips. May she and her family be comforted among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim.

2) Reason #98043a for making aliyah:

Last week, YZG and I went to a wedding at the same Yerushalayim hall and with the same mesader kiddushin (officiating rabbi) as this wedding.

This meant that last week’s chupah (ceremony) was just as beautiful and moving as the previous one – albeit with two main differences:

  • The weather wasn’t quite as chilly.
  • We had a chance to catch up – in real life, no less! – with fellow blogger Jameel.

3) If you need a quick break from your cleaning, check out this very funny (and rather intellectual) Purim prank over at G6’s blog.

4) Here in TRLEOOB*, today is Annual Move Into Our Springtime Succah Day.

5) Not coincidentally, today is also the day we turn our living room rug upside-down and keep it that way until the end of the week IY”H - in hope that gravity will do its thing on at least some of the dust. </amusing only in Israel scene>

We now return you back to your regularly scheduled Pesach preparations…


*TRLEOOB=the real life equivalent of our blog


  1. Thanks for the linkage.
    Chag Kasher V'Sameach.

  2. I haven't blogged since Friday. I'd like to say that this is because of Pesach but this would be lying. I have made great lists but haven't moved forward much.
    Happy kashering to you!

  3. Oh my God, you also do that turn-the-rug-upside-down thing?! The first time that I ever saw that was at my mother-in-law's house in Israel. I remember thinking that they had all gone completely crazy. 3 days later, a ton of dirt had fallen out of the rugs. I know it works, but it still strikes me as strange.

  4. was the wedding on thursday or wed? cause i was also at thursdays wedding (that jameel was at)
    btw sorry this is too late to help you for this yr but you can make a great kishke for the cholent or a stuffing for the chicken from the flour, oatmeal and crackers.
    happy pre pesach and pesach.

  5. G6 - You're welcome, and chag kasher v'samei'ach!

    Ilana-Davita - I'm also great in the lists department. It's the implementation that's the problem... :-)

    SuperRaizy - I know it works, but it still strikes me as strange.
    Me too... :-)

    Faith/Emuna - It was on Thursday. What a small world! (Feel free to introduce yourself via email - OurShiputzim at gmail dot com.)

  6. Fine post, real enough for me.

  7. Thanks, Batya. Good luck with the rest of your cleaning!

  8. I got a sneak preview at the prank along with G6, it was very clever i just wanted to see their reactions.

  9. Y W - I hope he managed to get a picture of his guests' reactions!


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