Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Recent Things I've Learned

The paper is delivered at 5:20.

Part of parenthood is to suction snot out the baby's nose.

Mother's milk is kosher and parve. I still don't know what it tastes like, though.

I no longer need to set an alarm clock

The words to "Happy Birthday" in hebrew. It's not just a translation. there's a tree growing in the song.

Car seats go in backwards.

Not all babies look the same.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

We had a boy!!!

Last week we had a boy. His brit was today on Purim. Not my Purim, since I'm in Jerusalem, but everyone elses.
His name is Shilo Tchelet.
The explanation I gave was as follows. Shilo was born on 7 Adar, the birthday of Moshe Rabbainu. Shilo was the place of the mishkan, and is now a city on the Palestinian side of the border. But to us, Shilo is always a part of Israel. In addition, Shilo in gematria is the same as Moshe. The brit was on Purim, and the Parshat Hashavua of his is Parshat Titzave. In Titzave the Kohen's clothes were made of many material, including Shany and Tchelet. So that's connection. Secondly, in the Megilla when the Jews were at the height of their power, it says Mordechai went out from the king in tchelet, etc. On a personal note, Tchelet for me symbolizes the return of Jews to Israel, as seen in the flag, on my tzizit, etc. We want our son to continue in our path here in Our Land.
Then I said a bunch of thank you's.