Posted by: Liza Rosenberg | September 12, 2007

Celebrating the holidays once again

There’s something about the holiday season in Israel that makes me realize that there’s no place I’d rather be at this time of the year. In some respects, it reminds me of the Christmas season in the US. The excitement and anticipation in the air are palpable, and talk inevitably turns to holiday plans. Strangers smile at one another and exchange holiday greetings as everyone gears up for the feasts and festivals that lie ahead, and inboxes are filled with electronic cards and wishes. At work yesterday, we gorged ourselves on the annual festive holiday meal served in the dining room, and found ourselves back there two hours later for a company toast of wine and sinfully delicious desserts. Leaving the office, I cheerfully exchanged my customary goodbyes for “happy new year” and “happy holidays”, receiving smiles and holiday wishes in return.

Of course, given the events of last week, my usual joy is tainted with sorrow and feelings of loss, but life goes on, and given that we will have a house full of people tonight, sitting around in mourning isn’t really an option. Fortunately, my sister-in-law, who loves to cook (which would be the exact opposite of me), is bringing nearly all of the food with her. Still, there’s much to be done, especially as I have real work to do as well.

Happy new year to all…



  1. Homemaking is Real Work! You’re increasing your Social Capital, my dear.

  2. Shana tovah!

  3. Happy New Year to you!

  4. שָׁנָה טוֹבָה

    Was that right??? Shana tovah, anyway!!! Have some apples and honey for me!

  5. Shana tova- just a little late! 🙂

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