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09/25/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Last Day of Sukkot

On the first day, you will take for yourselves a fruit of a beautiful tree, palm branches,
twigs of a braided tree and brook willows, and you will rejoice before the L-RD your G-d for seven days.

And ye shall keep it a feast unto the L
-RD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever
in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.”

Leviticus 23:40-41

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   As nearly as I can tell, this Jewish holiday actually began at sunset last night.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML-pj6NU9gk - Sisu V'simchu, Moscow Male Jewish Cappella, cantor J. Malovany, Alexander Tsaliuk, solo - J. Malovany; Piano - Alexander Velikovskiy

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HOMEWORK:

From http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/last-day-of-sukkot:

Many Jewish people in the United States mark Hoshana Rabbah (or Hoshana Raba) as the last day of Sukkot (Succot, Succoth, Sukkoth) in their calendars. This day is the end of the Sukkot period, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. The Sukkot festival is observed during the week starting on 15th day of Tishri (or Tishrei), which is the first month of the year in the Jewish calendar.

What do people do?

Hoshana Rabbah is marked by a special service at the synagogue. During the service, the rolls of the Torah are taken out of their ark and worshippers make seven circuits while holding the four species and reciting Hoshanot (Psalm 118:25). The four species (four plants with symbolic meanings) are waved in proscribed directions after a blessing is recited during Sukkot, except on Shabbat (the Sabbath). People may do this at a synagogue, in the sukkah or at home. The beating of the aravah, a willow branch, is also performed.

Some sources say that it is traditional to wear a kittle (shroud worn on Yom Kippur) on the last day of Sukkot. It is also customary to eat a festive meal in the sukkah in the afternoon to fulfill the religious duty (mitzvah) of dwelling in the sukkah one last time for the year. The heavenly decrees made on Rosh Hashanah (and sealed on Yom Kippur) are sent out on Hoshana Rabbah, according to Jewish belief. The Kabbalah’s main book also says that nations around the world are judged on this day.

Public life

The last day of Sukkot is not a nationwide public holiday in the United States. However, many Jewish businesses, schools and organizations may be closed or offer a reduced level of service.

Background

The Sukkot period is a time to remember the Jewish people’s wandering in the desert for 40 years following their exodus from Egypt, according to Jewish teachings. It is also a time to celebrate the grape harvest. Some sources claim that Sukkot lasts for about seven days while others state that it is an eight-day festival.

The seventh day of Sukkot is known as Hoshana Rabbah while the eighth day is known as Shmini Atzeret and the day after is called Simchat Torah. Hoshana Rabbah is known as the day of the final sealing of judgment, which began on Rosh Hashanah.

Symbols

An important Sukkot symbol is the sukkah. This is a temporary structure with a roof made of sechach or s'chach, which is raw, unfinished plant material, such as palm branches, bamboo poles, reeds or even corn stalks.

The “four species” are also important symbols of Sukkot and represent the blessings of nature. These are lulav (a green, closed frond of a date palm tree), hadass (twigs and leaves from a myrtle tree), aravah (twigs and leaves from a willow tree) and etrog (a lemon-like fruit of the citron tree)...

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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND James Comer ('57) AND    Robert Coffee ('63) AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND     Jerry Allen ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to the late      Tommy Scott ('61) (deceased 01/05/10)!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

27 -  Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC;

28 -     Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND     My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty of IL;

29 -   Bill Shaw ('63) of VA AND   Bill Weaver ('63) of VA;

01 -   MaeLea Somervold Cifers ('62) of VA AND    Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA;

02 -   Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND Paige Spencer!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html

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YESTERDAY IN WWII:

September 24, 1941 - The Japanese consul in Hawaii was instructed to divide Pearl Harbor into five zones and calculate the number of battleships in each zone.

September 24, 1942 -
Glenn Miller ended his broadcasts for Chesterfield Cigarettes so he could go to World War II.

September 24, 1948 -
Mildred Gillars, known as "Axis Sally," pled innocent to charges of treason. She ended up serving 12 years for being a Nazi wartime radio propagandist.

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YESTERDAY IN 1963:

Tuesday, September 24, 1963 - Apparently it was another very boring day everywhere...

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THIS DAY IN WWII:

September 25, 1942 - British bombers attempted to destroy the local headquarters of the German Gestapo in Norway. The plan failed.

September 25, 1942 - Swiss Police Instruction of September 25, 1942 – this instruction denied entry into Switzerland to Jewish refugees.

September 25, 1944 - Surviving elements of the British 1st Airborne Division withdrew from Arnhem in the Netherlands, thus ending the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden.

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THIS DAY IN 1963:

Wednesday, September 25, 1963 - Lord Denning released the UK government's official report on the Profumo Affair.

Wednesday, September 25, 1963 - Actor Tate Donovan was born Tate Buckley Donovan in New York City, New York.

Wednesday, September 25, 1963 - Actor Mikael Persbrandt was born Mikael Åke Persbrandt in Jakobsberg, Järfälla Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden.

Wednesday, September 25, 1963 - Journalist Keely Shaye Smith was born in Vallejo, California.

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NEW ON SITE:

WAY BACK THEN:

THEN: NOW:

 

 

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 June 1947 Anchor, p. 126  1957 Anchor, p. 181  

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       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - "Cute Little Bunny":

   Thanks, Adrienne!
 
 

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From newsletter@jimrohn.com - 09/23/13 - "One of Life’s Great Lessons – Learn to be Thankful for What You Already Have":

One of Life’s Great Lessons – Learn to be Thankful for What You Already Have
by Jim Rohn

Is thankfulness a survival skill? Perhaps most of you would respond with, “No, Jim, thankfulness is not key to survival”, and I would tend to agree with you. Most of us have probably already solved the necessary problems of survival, gone beyond that and are now working to achieve our desires. But let me give you this key phrase, “Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.” I believe one of the greatest and perhaps one of the simplest lessons in life we can learn is to be thankful for what we have already received and accomplished.

Both the years and the experiences have brought me here to where I stand today, but it is the thankfulness that opened the windows of opportunities, of blessings, of unique experiences to flow my way.

The New Mentor Package

My gratitude starts with my parents who raised me, gave me an incredible foundation that has lasted me all of these years and continues with the mentors that I've met along the way who absolutely changed and revolutionized my life, my income, my bank account, my future. I am also very thankful for the people, the associations, for the ideas, for the chance to work and labor, and to produce results, all of that has brought me to this place. I'm grateful for it all.

Always start with thanksgiving; be thankful for what you already have and see the miracles that come from this one simple act.

Now thankfulness is just the beginning; next,
you've got to challenge yourself to produce. Produce more ideas than you need for yourself so you can share and give your ideas away. That is called fruitfulness and abundance. Here's what I think fruitfulness and abundance mean - to go to work on producing more than you need for yourself so you can begin blessing others, blessing your nation and blessing your enterprise. Once abundance starts to come, once someone becomes incredibly productive, it's amazing what the numbers turn out to be. But to begin this incredible process of blessing, it often starts with the act of thanksgiving and gratitude, being thankful for what you already have and for what you've already done. Begin the act of thanksgiving today and watch the miracles flow your way.
 

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BONUS JEWISH CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://voices.yahoo.com/top-12-free-crochet-jewish-themed-patterns-hadassah-5030572.html - Top 12 Free Crochet Jewish Themed Patterns - "When I'm invited to a Passover Seder or to a dinner celebrating the eight days of Hanukkah, or Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, or many of the observances, I like to bring a crocheted gift. Quick, easy and thoughtful, the Tehlim, the Jewish book of Psalms, tells us that the work of our hands will let the graciousness of the Lord to shine upon us."

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BONUS SUKKOT RECIPES:

http://judaism.about.com/od/sukkotrecipes/Sukkot_Recipes.htm - Sukkot Recipes - "As Sukkot is a harvest festival, Sukkot menus typically include dishes with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Stuffed vegetables are often served for this Jewish holiday. Some say the stuffed foods, like small cornucopia, represent a bountiful harvest. Given the colorful surroundings of the sukkah and the harvest theme, I like to serve a colorful fruit salad for dessert. These kosher food recipes can enhance your family's celebration of Judaism's Feast of Tabernacles."

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FINALLY:

From LadyHawke's Weekly Jokes - 09/22/13:

"And L-RD Created..."

A group of leading scientists had done huge amounts of research in chemical analysis, and bio-chemistry. After many years of toil, they confronted the L-RD about his "Creation" process.

"We have studied and analyzed and learned, and have found that we can create life, the same as You did." said the scientists to L-RD.

"You can?" asked the L-RD.

"Yes. We can create living forms, the same way You did. And faster too. And we'll prove it." The L-RD replied, "Ok, prove it."

So one of the scientists reached down and grabbed up a handful of dirt to put into a dish.

"Uh uh uhhh" said the L-RD.

"What?" asked the scientists.

"Get your OWN dirt!" 

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DATES TO REMEMBER:

1.Thursday, October 3, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, frankgibson@cox.net, Joyce Williams Nettles, joywnet@cox.net, or Susie Overton Jones, tnsjones@charter.net; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx

3. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

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PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/20/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11

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Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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Sisu Vesimchu

Sisu Vesimchu B'simchat Torah

Ut'nu kavod laTorah

Ki tov sachra mikol sechora

Mipaz umip'ninim yekara

Nagil venasis b'zot haTorah

Ki hi lanu oz ve'ora

Rejoice and be merry on Simchat Torah

And give honor to the Torah!

For her reward is greater than any business,

More valuable than jewels.

We shall rejoice and be merry on Simchat Torah,

For it is for us strength and light.

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"Sisu Vesimchu" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.greatjewishmusic.com/Midifiles/Sukkot/Sisu-Vesimchu.html - 10/14/08

Tove Teitelbaum's Image of Rabbi Holding Lulav courtesy of http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/last-day-of-sukkot - 09/25/13

Clip art of Lulav used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.bry-backmanor.org/holidayfun/sukkot.html - 10/14/08

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09

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