# Saturday, 22 March 2008


Being Purim, it was dressing-up time. The little girls were the only ones I managed to photograph, so unless I can convince the others to dress up again, you'll have to imagine what they looked like.

Anyway, here are (left to right) Queen Shayna Brocho, Queen Chana Liba and Simcha the Sheep...

This isn't actually a great picture of Simcha, but it's the only one I could get with the hood up.

Aryeh Yehuda was dressed as a pirate, mainly because that's what the school decided. All the boys in his class were dressed the same, which made an impressive show when they went out collecting. Eliyohu was dressed as Moshe Rabbeinu, and looked every bit the part!

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# Thursday, 14 February 2008

Star Wars meets classical music - Lego style!

I can't resists Star Wars stuff, especially when done with flair and humour. This one-minute film combines all of those...

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# Thursday, 07 February 2008

Technology for country folk

I've been cleaning my mailbox, and have found some amusing attachments that had escaped my eye. I liked this one...

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No, this isn't a joke, and yes, it's real!

Seen (not by me) in a supermarket last December...

The sad thing is that the supermarket were probably very proud of themselves for this idea!

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# Thursday, 24 January 2008

The Japanse are mad! Human Tetris!

Just to prove that the British aren't the only nation with their share of crazy people, just watch the Japanese trying to play Human Tetris...

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# Tuesday, 01 January 2008

Aryeh Yehuda's Bar Mitzvo seudo

Well, the Big Day finally arrived. Aryeh Yehuda's bar mitzvo seudo went off splendidly, even if I do say so myself! This was in no small part due to the magnificent efforts of my good lady wife, who organised the whole thing.

First off, Aryeh Yehuda said his drosho...

Listening keenly (and not falling asleep as it looks in the picture) were, from right to left, Rabbi Chaim Modche Zahn shlita (head of Beis HaTalmud school), Rabbi Pollak shlita (our Rov) and Rabbi Leibish Rabinowitz shlita (rov of our shul)...

Shlepping nachas by the bucket load were the Boss and myself (she's the one on the right)...

More nachas was shlepped by both sets of doting grandparents. Here are his paternal grandparents...

...and the maternal ones...

All in all, the boy did us proud. Looking cool, calm and collected throughout the whole thing, I think we were more nervous than he was!

Two days later, on Thursday morning, Aryeh Yehuda leined in shul...

On the left is Mattisyohu Black, who taught him the leining. He did a great job!

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# Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Sniff, and it only seems like yesterday that he was in nappies!

OK, so it's been a while since I updated the blog. Sorry.

Anyway, it is now only three weeks to Aryeh Yehuda's bar mitzvo, so it seemed like a good time to add some new pictures of the fella.

A couple of weeks ago, he got his tefillin. In line with an age-old tradition, the first day he put them on, he was helped by the family Rov. Below are a "before" and "after" shot of Rabbi Pollak helping him put on his tefillin...

After a predictably slow start, he is now getting pretty efficient at putting them on and taking them off. The one disadvantage of this is that I now have to wind up my own! Previously, he was doing it for me. Oh well, only a couple of years before Eliyohu starts wearing them... now that's a mind-boggling thought!

To complete the "young man" image, Aryeh Yehuda also got a new suit and hat for the occasion...

Sniff, and it only seems like yesterday that he was in nappies!

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# Monday, 22 October 2007

Some well-painted trucks

The pictures below are all supposedly of trucks that have been painted to look like the side are missing, so you can see the contents. I'm fairly convinced that these are not real, but are rather the product of some imaginative work with an image editor, but I thought they were still funny enough to share...

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