Or happy Jewish New Year to all of my Jewish friends out there, and others who keep the feast. We are almost ready, here is a short preview of our Rosh Hashana celebration.
The Boy and Girl decided to make name cards for everyone after setting the table. They love to set the table on holidays, just so they can handle the pretty things and it adds to the excitement. I didn't register for a china pattern or anything when we married. At the time I thought I was going to move to Thailand, and I wanted my mother's set which you see here. She told me when she gave ti to me that she wasn't sure why I wanted it, it's old and chipped and missing several pieces, but I wanted special dishes that my children could use, not that sat in a cupboard gathering dust, and I remember thinking they were beautiful when I was a child. Guess what, my kids think the same way. The Boy went around and photographed everyone's place setting, I smiled when I saw his photos, but I won' show you them, I am still trying to preserve some anonymity here.
I just finished making the bread, isn't it pretty.
And of course the honey cake which has been stared at with longing since early this morning when I poured the icing over it. I so enjoy watching them get excited over things like this, except when that turns into whining, which it hasn't today.
If you want to know more about why a Christian would be keeping a Jewish holiday, besides the obvious uh duh, Jesus was a Jew not a Christian, you may find this site interesting. I don't necessarily agree with everything they say, mainly because I think it's a somewhat egregious theological error to use the new testament to inform our understanding of Torah and not the other way around...but it may be helpful to some.