Friday night was a most pleasant affair. We were joined by Chava and celebrated Tu B'shvat by eating many different fruits and incorporating the Shiva Minim into the menu wherever possible.
We enjoyed challah (wheat), salami quiche, matzo ball soup, chicken, barley with mushrooms (barley), tomato salad, and fruit and nut platters for dessert (figs, dates, grapes, to name just a few...).
Michael gave a wonderful dvar torah and referenced a very interesting essay by Mark Twain, entitled "Concerning the Jews". Apparently, Mark Twain saw what we all know... the overwhelming contributions and "staying power" of the Jews as compared to our size. A definite must read.
Erica joined Oma for lunch on Shabbos.
Norby's windows depicted Kriyas Yam Suf, along with Miriam and the women playing music as the Mitzrim drowned.