But unfortunately, here in TRLEOOB*, our shkediyah (=almond tree) has always been a bit of a, ahem, late bloomer.
In fact, as you can see in the following picture, it doesn’t yet have a single flower:
And so, it will be necessary to look elsewhere for today’s edition of “Euphonic Friday”.
As you may recall, it’s become somewhat of a tradition here on Our Shiputzim to post Shimi Tavori’s Mizrachi favorite Moshe this time of year, when the weekly Torah readings revolve around the Exodus from Egypt.
But this year, I think we’ll take it up a notch and post not one but - count ‘em! – two versions of this song:
First, the original version, complete with backup dancers (dressed relatively modestly – at least by today’s standards) shimmying (no pun intended…) incongruously to a song about Moshe Rabbeinu:
And second, a more recent, less grainy but also far less amusing :-)version (which also includes “Kinor David”):
!שבת שלום וט”ו בשבט שמח
*TRLEOOB=the real life equivalent of our blog