Thanks for good wishes, friends and family! Fifty-one is feeling fine. On my Birthday Shabbat, I especially enjoyed reading the Torah which so many of you contributed to as a 50th birthday gift – THANK YOU!! It is such a joy to read. As I do, I feel a particular connection to the unknown Romanian Scribe who set quill to ink and parchment time and again over two centuries ago. I’m finding so much which is new as I read parashah by parashah in Hebrew and discover subtle – and not so subtle- points which I’d missed in English Reading or in Hebrew congregational chanting over these many decades…It is a JOY!
Of course, birthday wasn’t all Torah 🙂 ! Parcels and packages, cupcakes and fruit-plates, cakes and home-made croissants, Sculptures by the Sea with the family at Cottesloe, cards and candles and wonderful wishes all added to a great day. Thanking G-d for the Blessing of Life and Love and Friendship, I continue contentedly towards the future.