sign at the end of the Universe...STAFF ONLY BEYOND THIS POINT
Do you have a favourite number? Sure you do! When I start speaking English with my students we play 'what's your favourite'. Like what's your favourite day of the week, fruit, vegetable, movie etc and every one of them has a favourite number...from my kids in first grade to my oldest student who is 77!
Today, religious Jews all over the world are fasting. It is the ninth day of the month of Av and the day that our holy 'Temple was destroyed...TWICE... first by the Babylonians, 586 B.C.E.,and second by the Romans, 70 C.E. And we remember other tragedies that have befallen my people.
I love Fridays in Jerusalem. During the day everyone is rushing around getting things done. Some women are putting the final touches to their Shabbat dinners, others are sitting in coffee shops enjoying the delicious chance to sit quietly at a table with their partners and/or friends while someone else does the preparing, serving and cleaning up.
I believe in a higher power.
I always wondered what it would be like to be so tall that no matter what chair you sat in, your feet would touch the floor.
Some people exercise on a treadmill...I exercise in the supermarket! It is my museum. I walk up the aisles and down the aisles looking, checking, choosing and passing by.
On my desk, next to my computer is a plaster of Paris cast of my oldest child's hand print taken when he was about three in nursery school. It's my favourite hamsa. For those of you who don't know what a hamsa is, here is a picture of the one I wear every day: