Lord Yehoshua writes:
I would like to inform the kingdom of the success what happened at the Beit Aryeh Purim Sudah event yesterday. We are very happy to announce that we had more than 20 people present (and about 5 of the people we would have liked to have been there were unable to attend for various reasons). WE we made a profit of 475 NIS ($109 USD or 85 EUR at today's rates)!
The event was held in a very nice courtyard just off Yaffo St in the center of Jerusalem. (Thanks to the city of Jerusalem for having such nice public space!) For those of you who have never been here this is right in the middle of downtown, but totally hidden from the main streets. I will post pictures in the next few days.
Specific people to thank:
- Giavona Luperelli (Devora) For cooking the food.
- Ofer for handling our gate.
- Alter and Naomi for bringing Music and leading some group singing.
- Suri for playing her recorder.
- Michael and Yael Bower for logistical help
- Max and Sarah Richardson, for the same.
We are looking forward to our next event which will be on Lag B'Omer (26-27 May), we are still working on details of that one. But it may be a camping event in a national park and should feature a bonfire. Gilli will be event steward for that event. Lag B'Omer is a minor day on the Jewish calendar in which it is traditional to do a number of things including having a bonfire. The Omer is the period from Passover to Shavout in which you count the days (omer). Lag (Hebrew Lamed Bet) is not a word, just Hebrew letters with the value 33, the "B" is Hebrew grammar meaning "in". The Omer is traditionally a period of semi morning in which many festivities do not happen, but this one day is an exception in which festivities are allowed.
Yehoshua ben Hayyam
Seneschal, Shire of Beit Aryeh (Incipient)