Sunday, September 27, 2009

Kreplach & Lekach: The Joy of Yom Kippur!

Everything is beautifully prepared for our Seudah HaMafsekes. Dustfinger even decided to mix it up a bit with a new arrangement for the glasses; tis a party:

Incidentally, if you spy that painting to the left of the Alef-Beis? That was always my favorite painting. It is meant to depict the story of the Alef-Beis when they come before God and ask to be the first letter to start off the Torah. I loved that the letters shone; to me, the letters are always made of fire so this was the perfect depiction.

In any case, because we are Chassidim we have the minhag to eat kreplach and to be given lekach by our parents today. That's always fantastic because my parents have highly imaginative blessings for me.

Yom Kippur is the most joyous day of the whole year because all our sins are forgiven! I'm excited.


Anonymous said...


harry-er than them all said...

not only chassidim have a minhag of kreplach (btw the 3 times a year we eat them is yom Kippur, hoshana Raba, and Purim- Kippur, Rabba, Purim, spell out KReP)

duby said...

chassidim? what kind? from which side?

scott krane said...

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Anonymous said...

I simply want to mention that I love the colors and the art in your dining room.

Shira Salamone said...

Thanks for the vocabulary lesson--I'd heard the word "lekach," but didn't know what it meant. And thanks for the link to the explanation of the minhagim/customs, as well.