Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Oh Nuts time again

Last year I ran this advertisement for 'Oh Nuts' and they've asked me to run it again. Order now in time for Chanukah.

Enjoy! Just click on the links below.

And have a great Chanukah!

Hanukkah Gifts


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candy
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Some old photos

Avi's bar mitzvah is in a couple of weeks (I can't believe he is so old - and that means I am even older!)

So to celebrate, here are a couple of photos that I just found (thanks Daniel) of Avi in Edinburgh - looking at the penguins in the zoo, and another of him having a drink. There is also a photo of the picture that Daniel and Jemma made for us to welcome us back to the country after a visit in Israel. - Yes, the blue baby was once Avi!






I also found this picture (actually my wife found it on facebook) of me and Rabbi Dovid Cohen at a Burns supper. I am so embarrassed... by the big glasses I'm wearing - it used to be the fashion about 100 years ago! (oh, and don't worry, the kilts are shatnez free! - but don't ask what's in the sporran!)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Avi's Tefillin

Avi's Bar Mitzvah is in a month - which is both exciting and scary! So yesterday he put on tefillin for the first time.

Here are some photos of him wearing his tallis and tefillin!
(and one of Shani playing guitar, and Ariella watching excitedly)





Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Amichai Yosef Sedley

Here are a couple of video clips of the bris of my newest nephew - Amichai Yosef Sedley (Michael and Debbie's latest addition to the clan). The bris was today in Chashmonaim (which is next to Modi'in, and unlike Modi'in actually has purpose built Shuls with simcha halls).

It is (municipal) election day here in Israel, so I was half expecting them to name him 'Barak' or 'McCain' (or even Nir Porush). But instead they named him Yosef after our grandfather, and Amichai because of G-d's promise to Avraham Avinu (but I think because of Od Yosef Chai).

Anyway it was also a bit of a New Zealander reunion, and I took part of the video - Yitzchak Triester took the part of the video that I was in.

So here are the clips:



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Monday, November 10, 2008

Using a spider drawing to pay the bills

What with the current economic recession, and the elections, and the general state of life in Israel - this is some well deserved comic relief and furthermore provides potential to solve your economic problems: (It is actually one of the funniest things I've seen all year. A guy trying to pay his bills with a drawing of a spider! I wish I'd thought of it. I've no idea if it is true, but it doesn't really matter - a spider drawing is still a spider drawing!)