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Gulliver’s Sukkah

Friday, September 28th, 2012

A Toldos Aharon child is playing with the frum equivalent of a doll house in Jerusalem. And, as you can see from the dangling power cord, his little marvel of a sukkah even has light in it at night. Perfection.

Nancy and I received delivery on our first “eternal sukkah” yesterday, and since it was too much of a schlep to take it upstairs, we decided to start building it right there and then, in the parking lot behind our building.

Following the instructions on a crumbled piece of paper, we put the thing together the wrong way so many times, until a kind neighbor—who also attends my shul—and his son, a crafty boy—couldn’t stand seeing our suffering and offered a helping hand.

It was a little like the Amish barn raising, I suppose, where all the neighbors get together and help a newlywed couple build their first barn.

We continued to do everything twice and three times – tied down the wooden slats for the roof schach, then took them down to wrap the frame first with the tarp that came with the sukkah. Then, seeing as we connected the door upside-down, we had to make adjustments there.

The sun was beating on me, I drank one of those useful little supermarket water bottles in a single gulp and move on to the next one, my entire body ached, I stood tall on a ladder where I had no business doing a balancing act – but in the end we did it, with the door right side up and the window finally not facing the wall, and the schach nicely spread on top.

For 30 years we’ve been celebrating Sukkot in the communal sukkah at 577 Grand Street, where you share the sukkah meal experience with a hundred neighbors. And while we have are some lovely memories from those meals, it will be a thrill to have our sukkot in Netanya, in our own sukkah.

The neighborhood cats have been showing a keen interest in the new structure and are trying to figure out a way to get in. We hope the tarp zippers will hold… Also, there’s a guy parked right next to our sukkah. He has the whole, near-empty parking lot, but, no – he has to park next to our little candy box picture of a sukkah.

Friday I’m going to park our own Chevy there, to block him. All I need is for some semi-conscious driver to back into my precious… No…

A gut yontif!

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – October 8, 2007

Monday, October 8th, 2007

In Washington DC this week?  Take a ride over to the Hillel at Georgetown University and join them for the grand opening of new Colonial Kosher Caf?.  Steak Night takes place on the 11th.  Contact info@gwhillel.org for more information.

 

There has been quite a bit of remodeling at the East Side Kosher Dairy Supermarket.  And owner Jacob Martin says that more is planned.  Their goal is to give the neighborhood a one-stop place to shop for all their fruits, vegetables, fish and appetizing needs.  So, next time you find yourself on Grand Street – stop in and say hello.

 

The most updated guide to Kashrus symbols has been published – that’s right the Kashrus Magazine 2008 Kosher Supervision Guide.  This year it includes over 900 symbols and agencies.  This is something informed and concerned kosher consumers must have in their home and office.  

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/food/kosher-food-news/kosher-tidbits-from-around-the-web-october-8-2007/2007/10/08/

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