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  1. This week has been wonderfully crazy. Today included. The kids who are attending the same school usually have 5-day schoolweeks, that is they don’t have school on Fridays, just Sunday to Thursday. Once every 2 months, however, they have school on Fridays, when they have various educational activities and a Kabbalat Shabbat service in the afternoon. Because there is an activity on the Friday before Purim, I incorrectly assumed that the Friday school day was going to be then. It wasn’t till 10 p.m. yesterday that I realized I was wrong, so for the second night this week I started loads of laundry after 10 p.m.
  2. I have been on a Matisyahu kick. “Spark Seeker Acoustic Sessions” is awesomer than awesome. I got it from the lovely Hope Anne, and I’ve been listening to it a lot! This version of Silence really speaks to me. matisyahu
    Matisyahu was always someone whose music I enjoyed, whose widespread popularity I liked and whose orthodoxy confused me. It was very strange to see him go through the same transformation as I’ve seen two of my brothers go through. First it was the beard that was shaved, then the kipah ditched. But the music, the message, the love for G-d and Judaism the same. As I type this, I’m listening to his song “Searchin“. You know what I like the most now that he shaved his beard? That his smile really shines. Alas, his currently available tour dates don’t include Israel. Maybe I should just get over to Germany or Russia.No, I’m not replacing Mr. Skaat. He should just hurry up with his new album.
  3. Some friends started blogging, some returned to blogging. My friend Michelle started the blog The Grass is Always Greener just a few days ago. Hop over to give her some encouragement!
  4. While Catholics prepare for lent, I am looking at nice recipes to try in the next month or so before Passover hits and I have to go leavening free for over a week. I found a very nice pot roast recipe I’m going to try next Friday for Shabbat dinner, and I bought a massive amount of turkey bacon for breakfast for the whole week. I looked at the freezer and I have about 5 kg of ground turkey and about the same amount of ground beef. Any good recipes to use those for?  Of course this year my birthday will fall during Passover, because everything comes early this year. Sigh. I’m thinking of a hamburger helper cake, because there is no power under the heavens who can make me eat matzah meal cakes… unless they are from Fröhlich. We already decided, as a family, to do a study on three psalms each day between Passover and Shavuot, and I’m really looking forward to it.
  5. Lots of Eurovision happenings! The 30 Kdam songs were anounced and I like quite a few of them. In Hungary I liked all the songs that made it to the next round so far. Irish entries are mostly ok. Tomorrow night the next Hungarian show is on!
  6. My friend sent over an article about the purposeful decimation of the human race and artifically caused infertility and pretty much all kinds of conspiracy theories. It kind of cracked me up till I realised it was published in a site that has a pretty normal name, and comes up high on searches for healthy living… and it’s worse than the UFO Magazin! I’m shocked Hungarians take it seriously. At least now I know I would not survive a nuclear holocaust.
  7. Shabbat shalom!

7 Responses to “7 Quick Takes Firday”

  1. Ciska says:

    6. The problem with internet is that bullshit can spread incredibly fast and as soon as one ‘credible’ person or site mentions it, it gets accepted almost as if it was scientifically correct. Also, it’s very easy to find a corner on the internet where everyone shares your opinion, thus strenghtening your idea you’re right and creating a bunch of fanatics whose purpose it is to spread their own opinion as wide as they can.
    Hm, wasn’t planning to rant. Oh well.
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  2. Kathy Cassel says:

    I didn’t realize your school week was Sun-Thurs. Sunday is our church day here so school is Mon-Fri.

    I understand confusion over days off. We have still not determined whether or not Jasmine has school on President’s Day. One teacher told her yes and one told her no. I told her to ask the administrator.

    • Hevel @KosherKola says:

      Actually the school week in the Jewish segment is Sunday to Friday, in the Arab segment Saturday to Thursday. The weekends are officially a day and a half long, only, though many bnusinesses work only 5 days a week, giving Friday off. Some of my kids are in 5-day schools, some are in 6. I have no idea if the Christian majority neighbourhoods do anything about Sunday, I doubt it, unless it’s a private school. I know lots of Christian churches hold their services on the Shabbat instead of Sunday.

      I can’t believe you haven’t received official communication about President’s day yet. Did you have a lot of weather related closures this year? (I almost said snow day…)

  3. Andi says:

    Tegnap este félkómásan olvastalak, most újra nekiestem a translate szépségeinek, és a fiúk itt fekszenek mellettem.
    Egy fél óráig a Matisyahu fotót kellett elemezni, hol a jobb, hol a bal oldalt letakarni…
    Ugyanaz az ember, de mégis egy tök más fazon! Nagyon izgatta őket, hogy csak egy haj és szakáll mennyire más embert csinál, ugyanabból az emberből!

    Este a Dalra “randi”?!
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