17 September, 2010

Shana Tova - Happy New Year!

It's a few hours away from Yom Kipur, and I don't want to make fun of anyone! However, I found this doozy that I wanted to share with you all: we ordered some "Sushi for Tzedaka" this afternoon to have before/after the fast. It was made by two lovely local teenagers who are raising money for a good cause. I went to pick it up, and here's what I got:

Isn't that adorable? For those who can't read Hebrew, it says Tsom Kal, Have an Easy Fast. Isn't that sweet? And totally impressive - I can barely cut carrots straight, much less carve them. 

Anyway, I second that emotion: Have an easy fast, everyone! And a sweet sweet new year!

08 September, 2010

Rosh HaShana - Happy New Year, everyone!

Well, I want to wish you all a happy, healthy, sweet new year. Nope, no typos there, just friendly wishes for everyone!

However, Dave found this funny business card for me to post a while ago, and I thought it would go well with our seasonal sweet theme. (Halva does mean sweet, after all, as we all surely recall.) Anyway, a friend came to our house for Shabat, and brought us some delicious, sweet Halva from the shuk (Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market). We do love Halva! But later, Dave noticed that the wrapper said:

He found it quite funny that they seemed so lacking in self confidence. 

On the one hand: We rule! We are the Halva Kingdom! 
And on the other hand: Do we make Halva? Well, we make kind of halvas. Yeah, they're pretty close. Come, try some!

I can personally vouch that the Halva we had was absolutely scrumptious! Here's hoping that this year,Halva Kingdom will feel better about themselves, and change their wrappers accordingly. And here's hoping that we all have a year as sweet as that Halva! Yum, this is making me hungry.

שנה טובה ומתוקה לכולנו!