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  1. So yesterday was Thanksgiving Day for US Americans, and since we have afew of those around here we did have a nice dinner, complete with turkey, pies, mashed things and green beans. And other food that I didn’t fix. The turkey I killed a while back, because yes, I know how to kosher slaughter birds. That skill came very handy in Hungary where the nearest kosher butcher’s shop was 45 minutes away, plus it was pretty expensive.
  2. For quite a few of our kids it was their first Thanksgiving. When they got home from school, one of our boys confused by the amount of food waiting for them asked whose birthday it was. Actually it was my SIL Maya’sand our friend Roland’s birthday, and we got to celebrate with them. In addition to them, Kevin’s parents, his brother and his family from Jerusalem, my friend Nathan and two American-born lone soldiers joined us for Thanksgiving dinner that went a whole lot better than last year. I’m told the food was nice. Unfortunately, there are no leftovers.
  3. So, what are some of the things I’m grateful for? For being a Jew, not a gentile, for being free, not a slave, for being a man, not a woman, for being gay, not straight, for being me–even if most of the time I don’t like myself. The first three, of coure, allude to the morning payer. I think there will be a post coming up about this.
  4. I’ve been listening to some Hungarian pop music. Like this song from Jamie Winchester. Yes, Jamie Winchester is Hungarian music. 😀 While he is from Ireland, he has been a force in the Hungarian music scene for as long as I can remember.
  5. Chanukah is coming! With about two weeks left, it’s time to stock up on jelly for the sufganiyot and get out the decorations and buy a lot of candles… I’m starting to be excited. So here is a funny:
    ‘A woman goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Chanukah cards.
    She says to the clerk, “May I have 50 Chanukah stamps?”
    The clerk says, “What denomination?”
    The woman says, “Oh my God. Has it come to this? Give me 6 Orthodox, 12 Conservative, and 32 Reform.”’
  6. It’s raining.
  7. Shabbat Shalom!

8 Responses to “7 Quick Takes Friday”

  1. Bozót says:

    LOL at the joke 😀

    We have so many candles around here, might as well do Chanukah 😀

  2. Jill says:

    1. I think I have cooked one turkey in my entire *44* years! Otherwise, it goes to a great Texas BBQ place to get smoked and sliced. For real.
    2. No leftovers? Tsk, Tsk, Tsk. I’m not sure we can really call it Thanksgiving, then. 😉
    3. Still waiting. Still thankful with you.
    4. You, Hungary, Ireland…what are the odds?
    5. Face palm.
    6. It’s dry. (please see #1 for context)
    7. Happy Tuesday evening…sorry I’m late. 😉

    • Hevel @KosherKola says:

      1. I like to cook what I kill. Unless it’s bugs. Bugs are not kosher.
      2. Let me specify: the leftovers were taken back to the West Bank.
      3. Post is in progress.
      4. I couldn’t be the only Irishman in that country!
      5. LOL
      6. The turkey?
      7. Shalom!

  3. Jill says:

    6. The state…of Texas. Not the turkey.
    7. Shalom.

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