As the readers of this blog probably know, there’s a period during between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot called the Omer. The 49-day period is considered a time of reflection and during it we count up the days in ascending order until Shavuot.
One of things about counting these days is that you’re actually not allowed to say “today is the X day” or “tonight we count X day” until you’ve formally counted the day by preceding it with a blessing and by doing so at the prior evening. For example, if I’m counting the 17th day, I can’t verbalize this when it’s actually time to count it. Then after doing so I can say it’s the 17th day etc.
Typically we say, “yesterday we counted X” and that should tell you what to count when it’s time to do so.
Frum From Bathurst presents to you: Shabbos Shul Reviews!
So a friend of mine wanted me to let you all know of a really cool event that’s coming up this Thursday night at the B’nai Brith building located at 15 Hove Street (that’s one block north of Bathurst and Sheppard). It’s called the The Great Canadian Cholent Cook-Off. As for what the event will be all about, the title is very much self-explanatory: Several people make cholent, which is subsequently eaten by those who attend, and meanwhile some of those eaters will be judging which of the cholents are above the rest.
And as a person who has a strong distaste for PR, I really have to say that this event seems like a pretty cool thing worth publicizing. Read the rest of this entry
I would like to take this chance to put my own “unique” (Torontonian Jewish) spin on that segment, to tell you guys what really “grinds my gears” in our community, or others. I’m sure most of you I will try posting one or two grinds per week to keep this as an ongoing segment.