Wednesday, July 4, 2012

T minus 3 days...

... to the Bar Mitzvah.

The boy knows his parshah and haftorah, and has written his dvar torah, thank Gd.

The Birchon/Birkon is complete, and at the printer. We've already found five errors, but it's too late now.

The name of said Birchon/Birkon is זמורתא תהא; like it?

The plans for Friday airport pickups are more-or-less set, until the inevitable delays throw everything off.

Hosting is all set; people here have been wonderfully generous with their homes, I'm glad to say.

My suit is home from the shaatnez-checker at last, all clean.

I have moved the dozens of sefarim which reside on various pieces of furniture [because they are too restless for our ubiquitous bookcases, apparently] to an undisclosed location to ride out the storm.

The esteemed Rebbetzin is juggling the table assignments for meals.

I've been having a hard time with liquor selection for the kiddush. I'm against the whole idea of a shul drinking culture in the first place, but the point of a kiddush is to celebrate with the community, and this is the community's practice, so I'm going with it. But I really dislike the whole drinking culture. We're also putting out a lot of grape juice.

I'm thrilled that we have quite a few friends from our Allentown and Rhode Island communities coming in; for this alone, any tircha is worthwhile.

T minus 3 days...

22 comments:

  1. Enjoy. B'ezrat hashem you'll blink your eyes and you will be sitting with your grandchildren (in Yerushalayim we pray) telling them about their father's bar mitzvah.
    KT
    Joel Rich

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  2. Mazal tov!

    Don't forget you owe us a PDF!

    RJR, seriously. I'm having a hard time believing I'm up to planning my kid's wedding. Wasn't her bat mitzvah just a year or two back?

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    1. Thank you; PDF coming next week, Gd-willing.

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  3. MAZAL TOV!
    May you and the Rebbetzin continue to shepp nachas from your children.

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  4. Mazal tov! May you and your family be zocheh to many, many more smachot throughout the years. And relax Rabbi T--in a couple of months from now all you'll remember is how you kvelled at how well your son did--the other details of how you got to that will have faded away, thankfully.

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    1. ProfK: That's why "shlepping nachas" is more accurate for a parent. "Shepping nachas" is what grandparents do. <grin>

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    2. Indeed. I've been the counselor so many times, this is my first (of this bring of simchah) as a celebrant!

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  5. Mazel tov! Sending you lots of wishes for only minor airport delays and upsets to the schedule- and really hoping that it all goes well.

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  6. Mazel Tov! Wish I could be there...

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  7. How exciting! Seeing your son stand up there on the bima, wrapped in a tallis, chanting his parsha, is the most wonderful and exhilarating moment! Mazal Tov and best wishes for a successful and joyous Bar Mitzvah!

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  8. I floated through the entire weekend of our daughter's bat mitzvah. A true peak experience. Mazal tov to you and your family. Wishing you a joyous and memorable simcha!

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    1. Thank you, bratschegirl, and it certainly was both joyous and memorable.

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