Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pirsum Project - Food Photo Edition

All I can say is WOW WOW WOW to itsagift's mother's menorah challah.
That is EXQUISITE!!!
Thanks for sharing.

Pirsum Project - Reflections

Many thanks to Gavi for sending in this photo of his menorah, reflected in his black glass chanukas habayis sign, which hangs directly opposite.

What an interesting shot.....

For another lovely "dark shot", check out SiBaw's menorah here.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Choir of KAJ Sings Lo Omus for Shabbos Chanukah

In honor of Shabbos Chanukah the choir of KAJ introduced a new composition of Lo Omus in Hallel.
The following audio recording was taken at a rehearsal in shul last week.
I hope you enjoy it.

Pirsum Project - Super Sized Menorah Cookie

How many children do you suppose it will take to devour this adorable GIANT menorah cookie?

Thanks, to blog reader C for permission to post!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

You Think They LOOK Good? They Tasted EVEN BETTER!!!

Pirsum Project - First Night, First Light

Our first submission to the Pirsum Project comes from Jonas..... A real "blast from the past".
Jonas originally hails from Germany, though he is currently on a kibbutz in Israel on leave from the Israeli Army.
Jonas came to us as an unexpected guest whom we met via a mutual friend outside of shul on Purim afternoon three years ago and promptly brought home for seudah (and yes, he was delicious ;) .....). Imagine the challenge of quickly getting him his own verse in the traditional grammen!
Having never visited Washington Heights before he was astounded that there were "true Germans" living outside of Germany. In a veritable "bringing coals to Newcastle" story, Jonas had never seen Gruenkern before and promptly took a bag home to his motherland.
Thanks Jonas, for staying in touch and for this lovely photo of the shul in Sde Eliyahu!

More submissions are always welcome:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Make Way for the Kitsch.....

While I should be on a lowfat diet in preparation for all the oil soaked delicacies I am about to indulge in to celebrate a miracle that had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with stuffing one's face, I find myself doing nothing of the sort.

I do find myself rummaging through designated "Chanukah Drawers and Shelves" to locate all the necessary 'accouterments' that grace our home. To that end, the dreidels and gelt are happily swinging from the light fixture, assorted other dreidels are scattered throughout the house on mirror tops and decorative platters, menorahs have been polished, sentimental home-made dreidel signs nearly a quarter century old have been posted on the front door and I have managed to locate one menorah pin and two NON-MATCHING menorah earrings (sigh....).

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gearing Up for the Second Annual "Pirsum Project"

Things at the G6 household are slowly inching forward in the Chanukah spirit.
Once again this year, I welcome your menorah photos, Chanukah "kitsch" photos and any other submissions that might marginally fit the theme of the Guess Who's Coming To Dinner Pirsum Project.
Send submissions to and tell me how/if you would like to be credited.

Now for the big question: Will adding gelt on top of the dreidels be overkill?
Now for the obvious question: Who wants to guess how many dreidels are in the glass?
Remember to check out this photo for sizing.....

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Chanukah Approaches - Let The Insanity Begin

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry about this one....

A must have! Menorah kit includes:
  • Tin can for used wicks
  • Plastic bag liners for tin can
  • Scissors
  • Wick remover
  • Wick adjuster
  • Digital timer
It's a wonder we've managed all these years without a dedicated receptacle for our used wicks and a timer (!!) to grace our menorah display. What is next????

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday's Wacky Signs

Spotted on the refrigerator door of a dear friend of mine (and a most capable "Mommy")......

Although I must admit that I myself have once or twice texted my child so as not to have to (a) shout for them or (b) go to wherever they were....