And we’re back!

Rosh Hashanah – and the enforced blogging break – is over; next on the big events list is Yom Kippur, next Tuesday night/Wednesday. But before that, tomorrow is the minor fast of Tzom Gedalya (which snappily translates to, er, the Fast of Gedalya…) and means I’ll be having a big supper tonight! I have blogged about minor fasts before, but don’t think I have mentioned the Yom Kippur Warm Up Event before. In a nutshell, it’s a Rabbinic imposition, to remember the killing of Gedalya ben Achikam, a type of “governor” of Israel in the time of Nebuchadnezzar (sp?). More details here and here. It’s not a fully fledged festival, so – hey, good news – I get to go to work. And I don’t think there’s a ban on blogging during a minor fast. (If there is, tell me after the fast, please.)  I hope you all have a great week.