Monday, October 20, 2008

The Rush of October!

Hello all you bloggers out there! It's little me, back from Paree! Not really but that's just a fancy way of saying i haven't blogged in a while. Why you ask? I will tell you. It's the holiday season and this year they all hit you fast. BAM! Rosh Hashana! BAM! Yom Kippur! BAM! BAM! BAM! Sukkot, and Simchat Torah.
So starting with the first, this year was one of the best Rosh Hashana's ever. I cleaned my room the day before because i'm very superstitious about Rosh Hashana and i didn't want to be stuck with a dirty room all year. We davened at the sephardi minyan this year and it was alot of fun. it was all in hebrew even the speakers speech, but i felt a nice connection there, it was lot's of fun.
now for Yom Kippur, lot's of people kinda dread Yom Kippur, but this year i was really looking forward to it. I bleached my white skirt to look as pure as possible and went with my family to shul for kol nidre. It's a special prayer especially for the spanish jew who converted to christianity during the spanish inquisition. This prayer is an anullment of vows like the vows they were forced to make.
I couldn't sleep in the next morning so i went to shul relatively early. i wanted to take every opportunity to be in shul and daven. I also had a great Yom Kippur. even though you fast it's a joyous holiday. I felt soo good that night, when neilah started i was ecstatic, on the way home i felt so free and new, i always feel that way after Yom Kippur! I also felt light headed, from not eating but mommy cooked us a great dinner.
Now for Sukkot. My papa and my brother Junior built the sukkah in one day, and what a sukkah it was, it's small but beautiful, with new wood and nice decorations. it makes the house darker since it's on our front porch, but it's nice to look at from inside. i had alot of fun on the first days, the only thing sad was that my brother left to spend the holidays with his friends and he was greatly missed. But he came back and that shabbat we had all our cousins up, and the house was full, but a comfortably full. It got really cold over the weekend and tonight we must go in the sukkah again. tonight is Hoshana Rabah then Shemini Atzeret, and then Simchat Torah, which is always alot of fun.
So I must go now and help prepare, have a good rest of the holidays!

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