A rabbi once said that God making a match for a man and woman is as intricate as splitting the atom. So be it.
Doug MacIlroy’s picture of Maui is a sight to behold. Thanks, Aloha, Doug! 😉
Chairwoman of the Blog, Rochelle “Cousin Shelly” Wisoff-Fields invites you to participate in the Friday Fictioneers.
Remember to look at the pictures at the end of the story … this thing really IS real! (no pun intended, but, hey, if the shoe fits …)
I huppah you like it! (pun intended that time).
P.S. Rochelle has MANY talents other than writing.
At her Hanukkah party, Shelly gave her cousin Chaim two wonderful presents: a homemade gold-fringed prayer shawl and an introduction to her friend, Nina Abramova. Nina admired both the shawl and Chaim. They sat at the table noshing on potato pancakes while Chaim offered Nina rich and meaningful conversation all night long.
On their wedding day, no one at the synagogue could find the canopy, just the poles.
Nina panicked. “What are we going to do?”
Chaim smiled, removed his shawl, attached each corner of it to the poles with rubber bands. “It brought us together once, now forever.”
That’s a sweet story!
Very touching, and great storytelling. I also enjoyed the pictures of the beautiful shawl!
Rochelle actually MADE that shawl.
Lovely pictures and great story telling too Kent. One of your best.
Dear Cuzzin’ Chaim,
I agree with Sandra. This is one of your best. Should I tell everyone how you jumped up and down like a little girl when you got the prayer shawl? One of my fondest memories in this life. 😉
Oh, do tell. Did he squeal for joy too?
Do chickens have beaks?
All she did was lift her arms in the air to give me the shawl and I stooped down to take it from her and THAT IS ALL. 😛
What a party–two great gifts! You’re a lucky man. Nina must have been really impressed with your jumping up and down like a little girl. 🙂
I’m beginning to detect a note of jealousy in all this haranguing Russell…
Too bad she wasn’t real.
Kent, you’re a romantic! I like this very much.
And to that I would have to add, “l’chaim”. 🙂 Very nice, Kent!
Don’t know if you’ve heard, but God’s matchmaking has been taken over by Christian Mingle and JDate. Thanks for sharing the story which was both entertaining and uplifting. Ron
Love this – it paints a whole pciture in only a few lines. Mazel tov to the loving couple.
This sounds like a true story. As true as a well made shawl.
Thanks! Unfortunately, though the shawl is real, the story is fake. Oh well ..
What an interesting story this week. Rochelle is an amazing artist and writer, isn’t she. Nice shawl.
Thank-you, A.D. You are most CERTAINLY correct, sir! She IS.
awww this is so sweet!!! definitely one of your best. what would’ve been more awesome is that if this were a true story. lovely. 🙂
Well … give it time, KZ. Give it time. 😀
“I huppah you like it! (pun intended that time).”
Huppah I like it? It was wonderful.
Min-ad mutter cried when I read it to her. She was all fa-klempt from it.
Four seltzer bottle spritzer salutes. !!!!
oops. Make that “mine-ah” mutter, not min-ad mutter. Oy, mine-ah fingers vas trembling with excitement and love.
And a spritzer back at ya, Randy. Glad you enjoyed it.
A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.
I like your words, their really cute.
a seltzer fight, now that’s a hoot!
my bottle’s ready, fully filled.
Oy, min-ah mutter would be thrilled!
Oh, yes, this is “happy time!”
A true feel-good story in spite of Rochelle and Randy’s comments (above) which definitely throw cold water on the sweet message portrayed. Very nice, Kent. (p.s.: tell Rochelle: “stunning shawl, a worthy inspiration for a lovely story.”)
Thanks, vb. She has a LOT of artistic talent! And thanks for the vote of confidence on the story. Makes my day.