Except for my 7:00 A.M. exercise, that I call “Past your Potential”, I will not venture out today. because, on the one hand, after the workout I am about to pass-out.
On the other hand, the big Machas, and their entourages own the streets and roads in and out Jerusalem today and tomorrow. There was a wine tour scheduled for today, described on yesterday’s post. It has been cancelled due to the shift of security personnel from their usual citizen protection duties to stand in state for the funeral of Shimon Peres.
My wish is that these leaders come in peace and leave in peace so that we can enter Shabat as always.
I’ll be criticized for writing this, specifically for my comment about the elders with aides.The streets were humming yesterday, just like the stall in the shuk;
The triple buses were brimming with challenges to maneuver inside to a seat or exit; the double strollers, the pairs of elderly tagging after their aides, the siblings hands crossing the seats getting in a punch; all of them in motion in the bus aisles. This was the scene at 8:30 in the morning.
I averted my attention from the driver for a second to fix a shoe strap. Suddenly,”Boom” my forehead smashed against the plastic shield. I guess that shield was added to protect one from getting injured on the rail, which is considerably harder than the plexiglass sheet. Needless to see I was stunned.
Presumably, the driver’s suddenly pressure on the brakes to avert hitting a taxi, caused the bus to jump forward. The bus-driver was hopping mad. This incident on Rechove King George at the bus stop closest to Rechove Yaffo, brought traffic to a halt.
He pulled the bus over and jumped two cars ahead to a taxi. I guess that the taxi cut off the bus. Not saying that taxis have a will of their own. He shouted into the taxi right passenger side window, and pulled the door open. The cab driver then sprayed pepper spray at the bus driver.
I could not believe my eyes. Pepper spray was in the taxi driver’s reach like a kleenex!
In a second a squad of Mishtarah (police) arrived. I was at this point interested in getting some ice on my forehead and getting to the class which I was about to miss if I didn’t hurry. All the passengers exited the bus. I grabbed the next rakevet in the direction of the shuk. What luck! My icy breakfast muffins, fresh from the freezer, each in their own plastic container served as alternate icepacks until I reached my fish wholesaler, Oz. Coincidentally a derivative of ozar, “helper”, Oz directed an assistant to provide me with a bag of crushed ice. In the class there were many opinions about who was at fault. Here are some photos. I am resolved in the future to sit in the front of the bus and keep my eyes on the bus-driver so as to be aware of sudden moves.
Sfat Day of Learning
I am fortunate to have a good friend who lives in Sfat and she keeps me posted on events there.
Tshuva Boot Camp
A Yom Iyun on Tshuva & Yom Kippur
Twelve Hours of Torah Learning for Women Sunday, October 9, 2016 תשרי ז תשע’ז
Beit Chabad- Simtat Chatam Sofer Sfat
9:30 – Registration and Refreshments. First shiur begins promptly at 10:00am
10:00- Shalvi Waldman- The Courage to Let Your Soul Shine
11:00 -Sara Fenton –Where You Find His Greatness, There you Will Find His Humility
12:00- Esther Dickstein
1:00 – Layah Jackson – Anger – Conquering the Monster
2:00 – Miriam Krauss – My Top Ten for 5776
2:30 – The Beautiful singing of Tziona Achishena
3:00 – Rabbi Baruch Shaver – Holistic Tshuva
4:00 – Rivky Kaplan – It’s Not (only) About You
5:00 – Rabbi Dov Allen – Tshuva – the Whole Truth
6:00 – Chaya Ben Baruch – Mending the World
6:30 – Rabbi Rafael Weingot – Lev Tov
7:00 – Eydl Reznik – The Jewish People as Role Model for the World
8:00 – Rabbi Yaakov Goldstein – Tshuva According to Halacha
Art chugim for children – 3:00 and 4:00 with Esther Tov
Story and Planting Seeds for the Future- Tzippy Waternov- 4:30
Refreshments available throughout the day
Suggested donation – 5NIS per class. No one will be turned away
Our learning is in the merit of the Ilui Neshama of Nechama Tova bas Avraham Dov HaCohen and Sponsored by the Bas Medrash and Beit Chabad
We are very privileged to have some wonderful communities here in Jerusalem that cater to the Anglo crowd.
Shir Hadash is putting on an excellent Bet Midrash program with Rabbi Sam Shor, Rabbi Robert Rhodes and others teaching.
The timetable is here-Check it out!
Organic toasted Spelt recipe: fast and simple
This is an original: The company Ha Sedah makes a toasted spelt pasta, orzo shaped. If you are familiar with this package you will notice that the directions are to fry the spelt.
Good news: this is not necessary. You can soak the granules in boiling water in a pressure cooker, drain, add some broth and 3/4 cooked beans. Get the pot up to maximum pressure, and turn off. Let the pot cool down and check your results. then you have a grain and a protein to provide the basis for many different dishes.