Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kiddush! Kiddush!

Well, Risa, thank you for providing such an interesting poll! Your dilemma has provoked a very strong response among our readers, and I'm sure their comments have made you think about this decision from may angles.

Though there are still a few days left in the poll, it seems like there is a clear aliyahbyaccident preference for "Ilan." Sorry, Letter E. Don't worry, you still rule when it comes to "Emily," "Eugene," and the whole extended family of "Eli" names. So Risa, do tell us what you decide in the end. We are all waiting with bated breath. Or should I say batid briath.
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Hebrew word of the day:
Blueberries = uchmaniot. I kid you not. Not something easy like "berrykachol." No idea where it comes from. Donny and I learned this for the first time on Friday, but apparently Yaakov has known this word for quite some time and just neglected to share it with us. We found this out when we were practicing saying "uchmaniot" at the Shabbat table and Yaakov blurted out "Blueberries!" If only we could harness his powers for good....
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Aliyahbyaccident is sponsoring a Virtual Kiddush this Shabbat, in honor of all the newborn babies:
I/Elan, Ami, Alex, and Little Leibtag Boy to be Named God Willing on Sunday.
If you would like to co-sponsor this kiddush in honor of a recent simcha, like a birth, baby-naming, engagement, wedding, or that the breakfast dishes are cleaned up before dinner, drop us a line.
We will be serving Virtual dag maluach on Virtual kichel.
(Dag maluach = herring; also, the name of a children's game. You know "Red Light Green Light?" Here, it's "Achat Shtayim Shalosh Dag Maluach!" Yes, that's "One, Two, Three, Herring!")

Hope to see you all there. BYOVF.

9 comments:

Baila said...

I'd like to help sponsor in honor of ol' Tante Helga's recent prison break. I'll bring some virtual sponge cake. Exactly what time should we be there?

Gila Rose said...

around 11, following the virtual shiur. see you there!

MOMZWIFEOFDADZ said...

I'd like to sponsor in honor of new baby boy Leibtag, who probably wishes he could have a virtual brit. I'll bring chick peas.

Risa said...

Since one of the virtual honorees is my new little guy, I would be happy to be a sponsor of the virtual kiddush. My virtual check is in the mail. Thanks for including him as one of the virtual honorees. I feel very special. (I consider it a reward for my copious comments.)

Gila Rose said...

well this is shaping up to be some virtual kiddush! does anyone want to give a virtual speech?

Sharon said...

From one hashkama attendee to another-I will bring the virtual cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies in honor of Ami and Alex.

Donny said...

I will bring a virtual bottle of scotch for a l'chaim. Also, I will send a virtual shul bulletin announcement and ask a virtual shul president to make a virtual annoucement about the kiddush after annoucing that the virtual eruv is virtually up.

Risa said...

YAY! I milachig (oh, sorry, chalavi) virtual kiddush! This just gets better and better!!! I'll bring the virtual dunkin donuts and virtual Hershey's chocolate!

Risa said...

(I meant to say "A" milachig kiddush, not "I".)