10/23/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Last Day of Sukkot
“On the first day, you
will take for yourselves
a fruit of a beautiful tree,
- Leviticus 23:40-41
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We try to celebrate this Jewish holiday whenever the Webmistress is aware enough to catch it.
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
|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.
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.
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.
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)...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Susan Perkins Best ('63) AND Mark Friedman ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA AND Owen Smith ('63);
26 - Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND Randy Tate ('66) of DE;
27 - Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA AND Fred Shelton ('63);
28 - Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA;
29 - Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA;
30 - Virginia Gall (February '48) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
|THIS DAY IN WWII:|
|October 23, 1941 - Field Marshal
Georgy Zhukov took command of
Army operations to prevent the further advance into
German forces and to prevent the
Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.
October 23, 1942 -
Second Battle of El Alamein: At
Alamein in northern
Eighth Army under
Field Marshal Montgomery began a critical offensive to expel the
Axis armies from Egypt.
THIS DAY IN 1966:
|Sunday, October 23, 1966 - Race car driver and cyclist Alex Zanardi was born Alessandro Zanardi in Bologna, Italy.|
|“The smallest good
deed is better than the grandest good intention.”
From Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 10/22/16:
INDEED! Thank you, Kathy!
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 10/22/16:
By this logic my entire family and I are all Limited Edition! hahahaha
OH, JA! That's us! Thanks, Adrienne!
From Me ('65) of NC - 10/23/16 - "Season Premiere":
“Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a
laxative on the same night.”
- Dave Barry
(b. 03 July 1947)
BONUS JEWISH CROCHET PATTERNS:
|http://superforty.com/top-12-free-crochet-jewish-themed-patterns-for-hadassah-hanukkah-passover-rosh-hashanah-or-bar-or-bat-mitzvah-ceremonies/ - 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."|
|BONUS SUKKOT RECIPES:|
http://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/2014/10/sukkot-recipes/ - Sukkot Recipes - "Here is a roundup of some of my favorite recipes and crafts for the Sukkot holiday!"
From LadyHawke's Weekly Jokes - 09/22/13:
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
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 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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Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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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
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16
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