This year I haven't spotted any Santas like I did in '07 and '08. I guess I haven't been out and about that much.
Lots of friends and former colleagues are starting their big vacation today. I always say the best part of the vacation is December 24, that first morning of not having to get up and get ready for work. Hmmm, to savor and relish that moment....after that the vacation just speeds by and before you know it you're back to the old grind again. I must admit I miss this vacation.
Over here December 25 is just another day for most of us. Sure, there are a number of Christians living here. A couple of weeks ago Isaac spotted an item in the Jerusalem Post stating that free trees were being given out. (To bad I didn't go, wouldn't that make for interesting blog fodder?) Still, being a Jewish country, Christmas in not officially celebrated. It's that dominant culture thing.
Wishing all of you who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas, for those of you don't but are still on vacation--savor today, it's almost time to go back....
The Stuff That Lasts, Part Deux
5 years ago
In the past when I've been in Israel on December 25th I would davka go to the post office. But tomorrow I'll be too busy being out to breakfast in Tel Aviv. Tragic :)
Yup, just another day :).
Dina blogged about the free trees the other day, complete with photos and very unusual Santa.
Have a great weekend, see you Saturday night.
Meanwhile, back in the USA, those of us who work for Jewish organizations are, yup, working today. :( On the plus side, of course, I don't have to use all my vacation days for Jewish holidays, which is, obviously, not a problem for you. :)
Since the blog carnival submission page is malfunctioning at the moment, I hope you won't mind my using your comments window to submit two posts for the next Haveil Havalim.
In "Xmas eve dilemmas past" (which would be in the "Humor" category), I describe what Diaspora Jews did for fun on Christmas Eve in the olde days. (Answer: Not much.)
In ”Bugged, or score another one for the rabbis”, (which would be in the "Judaism" category), I discover that there really are creepy crawlie critters in some comestibles.
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Oops again--I guess it's already Shabbat for you. Well, if you see my comments in time to include my posts in Haveil Havalim, that would be great, but, if not, there's always next week. I'll will you a Shavuah Tov, since you won't see my comments until after Shabbat.
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