Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Quick update on matters Jewish

So many posts, so little time—it’s amazing how much more time I spend in front of the idiot box when my son is home watching interesting television shows.

Last Tuesday night, I had the somewhat unexpected experience of going to a concert of three female singers in an Orthodox synagogue—with my husband. (By way of clarification, I suggest that you look here, just because this is the most recent post in which I’ve discussed the issue, for an explanation of kol isha.)

Quick tidbit, just about literally: I’m happy to say that I actually remembered to scarf down two new fruits and one new vegetable of the season, with the shehecheyanu blessing, literally within the last 1 ½ before sundown on the eve of the 17th of Tammuz last Wednesday. Last year, I forgot to sneak the new fruits and vegies in before the Three Weeks (of semi-mourning leading up to the fast of Tisha B’Av), when it’s traditional not to say a shehecheyanu blessing over new things, and ended up postponing eating them for three weeks.



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