Well, Rosh Hashanah is over and we had a lovely time. On both days, I helped to run the children's service. Yesterday, we had probably around eighty people in the room and it was a nightmare. The parents couldn't stop chatting whilst two of us were trying to run the service. I went in this morning, all flustered, with a mission to tell the parents that if they didn't shut up (or so to speak), I would stop the service...or if they wanted to talk, they could go out.
Fortunately though, I didn't have to make the address as far fewer parents showed up and the service was great. I blew the Shofar (the Ram's Horn) on both days, although I was happier with my performance this morning.
This afternoon, we were blessed with delightful guests who helped make the afternoon speed past.
So we had a great start to the New Year until....an almighty row with the wife spoiled it all, soon after the Festival had finished. I won't go into the gory details of the gargantuan disagreement, suffice to say that, as of writing, there is certainly very little peace in the Teacher's household. I sincerely hope this isn't a bad omen for the rest of the year, because if is, it's going to be a pretty crappy twelve months.
Going back to the positive however, the year did start off on a very positive note...