Rain, Gas, and New Year Greetings.

Tonight is Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish year 5770. Storms are predicted for tomorrow evening. I can’t ever recall storms on Rosh Hashanah, just intense heat. Likely we’ll get both. 🙂

(The gas technician is here. The part arrived by messenger, but the private technician didn’t know what to do and offered to temporarily reinstall the hagaz the way it had been before. Fortunately (or not) I got hold of the technician from the gas company and he explained  over the phone. So we will safely enjoy hot soup tomorrow night (God willing). The technician (and we) don’t understand why they insist on a brass pipe from the gas line to the hagaz, but allow a rubber one from the hagaz. Sigh.)

My wishes for the new year:

May we all have a year of peace, on a personal, community, national and international level.

May all of our children, including kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, return home safely.

May we have nachat (comfort) from our children.

May we have a year of health, growth, rain, and prosperity.

May all of our prayers be answered “letova,” for the benefit of all.

Many thanks to readers, commenters, and fellow bloggers for your friendship and support in 5769. Looking forward to more in the coming year.


  1. Glad to hear you got the part installed in time. I’m getting nervous about my own cooking – Jay bought some different cut of meat and it’s still rock hard after 3 hours on the stove. The sauce smells divine but if this meat doesn’t soften up very soon we’re not going to be eating it tonight. Aack.

    Here’s to a happy, healthy, peaceful new year for all, and one full of successful meals as well.

    Shana tova to you and yours from me and mine.

  2. AMEN!
    shana tova!

  3. Robin, is that the meat you are bringing to your friends?
    Tikva, enjoy your first Rosh Hashanah as a new olah.

  4. I also wanted to say “amen”. L’shanah tovah.