Sunday, September 16, 2012

Shana Tova Umetuka - 5773

A Happy and Sweet New Year to all those celebrating. Rosh Hashana begins tonight and I'm up to my eyeballs in a cooking marathon (although not as bad as last year's, which was a 3 day binge!)

I've written a Rosh Hashana post over at my blog which you're welcome to come over and visit.

Meanwhile, I'll leave you with a great and inspiring video for Rosh Hashana from the brilliant satirical Latma team, always worth a regular look, and headed by the incomparable Caroline Glick.
I wish you all a year of good health, joy, prosperity and peace. May we all be inscribed in the Book of Life.

Shana tova everyone! Happy New Year!


  1. L'Shana Tova, to all our Jewish pals here. May it be a good and safe one to come.

  2. Shana Tova!

    I loved the video annie...that tune will be stuck in my head for days! :)

  3. Shana Tova!!

    The video was fun, and inspiring.

  4. Anne, is it possible add a google account login to comments on your blog? I've been meaning to ask you for quite some time...

    I've got my wordpress acct all wee-weed (heh), I don't have a twitter acct (I'm way too boring for anyone to care about my normal day, lol) and I don't like to access apps on FB (paranoia, pure and simple. FB is quite possible demonic; I haven't quite decided yet). :D

    1. lr- facebook is in fact demonic.

      I have some information on FB - more like credible third hand anecdote - that fb allows progressive orgs to datamine its members to advance political goals.

      The individual who relayed this info was himself a hardcore prog and thought this was completely awesome.

      The anecdote had lots of details and was credible. I'd be more public with this but I'm not able to offer any smoking guns, only stories. But for myself I stay the hell off facebook.

    2. lr - read this about social media, big data and the election - here

    3. Hi Lady Red, you don't actually need to register to comment on my blog. Wordpress offers you an "easy" way to comment by using your FB, twitter or or wordpress accounts, but you can also simply give a user name and email - and the email doesn't have to be genuine either. The email address is only visible to me. It never appears on the blog itself.

      I'll have another look at my settings anyway, but as far as I know, the "quick" login to comments on my blog is limited to those 3 options. That's what happens with a free Wordpress account unfortunately.

    4. I never had to register annie, I just used user name email addy etc.

    5. Lewy is right, about Facebook, of course. I said the same thing a couple of years ago. As we near the election, my long long ago De-activated FB account seems to find life and I'm getting email, etc. about people who know me....over 60% of which don't, in fact most who do actually know me, come from here. So, if you ever find my FB account active, in my nick or my real name, please let me know by email immediately. I promise will mail a suitable fetid turd to some Facebook office with a return address of a park somewhere.

      I had a couple DHS friends, who are FB experts for tracking people down, check me out last week and it is not active. It's become a sort of game we play whenever we have diner together..."Is Dick up active on Facebook?"

  5. And thank you everyone for your kind good wishes for Rosh Hashana. We've come out the other side now, heading into Yom Kippur next week. Next stop after that - Sukkot.

    And after that - the wedding!

    /panic stations...