Monday, May 29, 2006

Revenge of the Shomrei Negiah :) :) :)

There we were at Haim Kaufman’s Sunday night Israeli folk dance “nostalgia” session (specializing in the older dances, from the 1950’s into the 1980’s). We were trying to learn a new partner dance, a rarity for me, since the spins make me dizzy and I, therefore, tend to avoid partner dances, much to my husband’s dismay. But, in the middle of the dance, I pulled out of the circle of couples, laughing. Two of the shomer-negiah “regulars” were there in the circle of couples. The woman in a snood (a hair net crocheted with thread thick enough to hide her hair) and an elbow-covering modest top was dancing with another woman, and the barefoot, kippah-wearing guy with his tzitizit flying was dancing with Danny Pollock , the guest teacher of the evening. And that was the problem—watching two women dance together and two men dance together, I honestly couldn’t figure out which was the woman’s part!

It gets better, folks—Danny and Shomer-Negiah Guy kept changing parts! :) What a pair of wiseguys! :)

With a tip of the hat to the frum folk-dancers, I pulled out my trusty e-mail from the OU right around midnight, and the Punster and I counted the Omer right then and there.


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