Friday, December 11, 2009

Nes gadol on a sad near-semi-anniversary

Yes, I know that we save "Nes gadol hayah sham, a great miracle happened there" (or "po, here," for Israelis) for Chanukah, which doesn't start until sundown tonight, but a minor miracle happened to me this morning: I arrived at morning minyan just as they were starting Kaddish d'Rabbanan, and managed to say the whole thing from memory while taking my coat off! I'd been making it a point for the past few weeks to try to say Kaddish d'Rabbanan without reading it, on the grounds that memorizing it was the only way to ensure that I really knew it, but I didn't think I'd gotten it down quite that well yet.

Tomorrow will be the six-month anniversary of my mother's death, according to the secular calendar. My parents always wanted us kids to surpass them in Jewish knowledge. Mom would have been pleased that I'm still learning.


Blogger katrina said...

It's good to hear that, Shira. It sounds like your mom would be proud.

Sun Dec 13, 09:24:00 AM 2009  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Thanks, Katrina.

Sun Dec 13, 02:03:00 PM 2009  

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