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Monday, September 10, 2018

Happy Jewish New Year! 5779

Dear Sillies,
It's a New Year for the Jewish people, 5779. Oy vey, we're old.
Happy New Year everyone! We can all use a new start, right?
Let's see how celebrities pay tribute to this milestone...
Click on image, if you dare.



















Love,
Bernie and Robyn

39 comments:

  1. My mom's parents both came from Lithuania, and for various & lengthy reasons I won't go into here, my sister and I have always wondered if our grandparents were Lithuanian Jews who converted to Christianity in a misguided attempt to fit in better with the bigoted, late nineteenth century Americans. If so, we both feel that it's a damned shame. My sister attended a Messianic Jewish synagogue for a while several years ago, and I've been immersed in Yiddishkeit from observing or listening to Jewish actors, singers, and comedians, as well as the comic books written and drawn by so many Jewish creators.

    On a totally unrelated note, your photo of Justin Bieber made me think of an interview he once did, where he meant to say that YouTube had been instrumental in beginning his career. Unfortunately, what he actually said was that it had been detrimental to his career. Not quite the same thing, ya know?

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    1. Hahaha! That's hilarious about Bieber. What an idiot. Yeah, there's more than a slight difference between "instrumental" (which he probably only equates with playing guitar) to "detrimental" (which he likely uses all the time - simply because he can pronounce it, and it's 4 whopping syllables).

      Your history is interesting, Silver. It's sobering how many people have similar stories. Though I know my immediate relatives didn't attempt to hide our faith, I do wonder if my name (Polish, Russian Jewish in origin) was something more down the lines of Engelowskyberinstein.

      Yiddishkeith is the best, no? We Jews like to end questions with "no?" I love Yiddish and all its flavorful contributions to society.

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    2. My grandfather entered this country with a last name of Streimekis (spelling varies) and sometime between his entry into the USA and his death in 1927, the family's last name became "Hartman." WTF?

      I picked up a lot of Yiddish as a boy, because comedians (most of whom had changed their names) and comic book writers (most of whom had changed their names) threw a lot of it into their work.

      I'd really value your opinion on this story, by the way: http://silverfoxlair.blogspot.com/2016/06/gonif-blast-from-past.html

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  2. Diamond studded tumbleweed. I've not seen one of those. Must be rare.

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  3. A very happy (and largely celebrity-free) New Year to you dear Robyn. (Those pesky celebs would probably feel entitled to all the chocolate. And other goodies.)

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    1. Thank you, EC. Celebrity-free for a change, that would be nice. Smiles.

      Happy, Healthy, Safe New Year to you!

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  4. A new start. I'm ready. Cheers.

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  5. The Martha Stewart label you added made me laugh! :D Happy New Year to you!

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  6. That's a lot of years. (Although more accurate than millions and millions of years ago...)

    Happy New Year!

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    1. It is a big number.
      Thanks, Diane.
      Please stay safe.

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  7. I love NPH walk on water attempt. Oy vey....you are unique (in a good way). Many blessings and happy new year. Mazel tov.

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    1. Good thing I didn't post NPH's after shot. (He's all wet in that one). Thank you, Joanne.
      Cheers.

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  8. I wouldn't mind a diamond studded tumbleweed coming rolling my way. Without Oprah or Marth though.

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    1. I know, Pat. Oprah or Martha would diminish the value. Or fancy it up with pink bows or something.

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  9. Yes, a new start can be good! Blessing and happy new year.

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    1. Thank you, Martha.
      May all things good come your way.

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  10. Happy New Year...I feel really old. Miley’s knee caps must actually show through the skin by now and Justin Bieber is standing in line.

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    1. Haha. Yeah, Miley really needs to own a line of sturdy knee pads. And Justin - eww.

      Virtual hugs, Birgit.

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  11. Shanah tovah. My best to you in this and all years!

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    1. Thank you, friend.
      Thinking of you and hoping you're feeling better each day.

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  12. Happy New Year! We had our obligatory honey and apples on Sunday. My kids always enjoy that.

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  13. Happy New Year, herlikh meydl!

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    1. Happy New Year, Jono. "Herlikh meyd"? I'll look it up. =)

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  14. Happy New Year- Opa!!! Oh wait that's Greek. Oh well, happy new year anyway :)

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    1. Greek, Middle Eastern - all good. I think Jono used German too. We're one rainbow tribe.
      Thanks, Holli!

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  15. Happy New Year—earlier this summer I read “Days of Awe” about a Jewish baseball player in this season—it was good. Have a blessed 5779.

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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  16. Happy New Year Robyn! I didnt realise that was the year - ill have to get my daughter to investigate her heritage a bit more - her mother isnt active but her grandmother is. Important she knows some things.
    Have a good week!
    x

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    1. Thanks, Anthony. I forgot that you have Jewish family. Yeah, Tilly would probably be fascinated to learn about her Jewish heritage.
      A good week to you too.
      x

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