Magic Jewball

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Oh happy day

Filed under : Baseball,International,Judaism
On May 6, 2007
At 11:00 pm
Comments : 11

Today was a great day for the state of Israel and the Jewish people. My head is still spinning from the convergence of fantastic events. As you’ve come to expect from me, I will proceed to list them for you in a highly numerical format.

1. Lag B’Omer

    The period between Passover and Shavu’ot is a solemn one in the Jewish calendar and is called the Omer (it’s also counted in a highly numerical format, as I have pointed out before by linking to the fabulous “Simpsons Counting the hOmer” site). There is, however, a break on the 33rd day when a plague ended. When I went to yeshiva, this day was celebrated by having outdoor sports contests which I never won. Let’s never speak of it again.

JVibe’s Counting the hOmer

2. Salute to Israel Parade

    Down 5th Avenue in NY. I couldn’t make it this year, but you can always enjoy my fun pictures from last year.

Last year’s parade

3. My cousin has a baby boy

    In Israel!

4. Sarkozy elected president of France

    Likes Israel! (Might be good for France too, but this isn’t my topic today.)

Members of Knesset in Jerusalem welcome Sarkozy victory

5. Roger Clemens returns to Yankees

    I know this is a stretch but I’m sure it benefits the Jews and Israel in some way. You’ll have to trust me on this. Hey, it’s benefited me and I’m Jewish!

Officially, I’m most excited about #3 but just between you and me, blogreaders, it’s #5 all the way. Shhh.

“This is the way I hold my hand to carry my big sack of money”

John Sebastian – Welcome Back (Theme from Welcome Back, Kotter)


11 Comments for this post

  1. KP says:

    Yay for all of the fantastic events!

    Roger’s press conference brought my party to a screetching halt today. The kids were screaming, women were passing out, and ice cream cake was enjoyed by all.
    I knew he would be back.

    < doing the I Told You So dance >

    That wasn’t directed at you Bec, but I thought you would enjoy it.

  2. Alex says:

    Becca, a person who also follows the Orioles, as you do, should know that paying outrageously big bucks to aging superstars hasn’t really been a staggeringly successful baseball model in these parts.

    You know my own baseball biases, of course, but I’m being as fair-minded as I know how to be when I suggest that you might just want to wait an see.

  3. Alex says:

    Oh, I forgot to add, mazel tov on #3!

  4. Becca says:

    KP, you should have heard Susan Waldman on WCBS. I thought she had just seen Jesus come back. Which I guess she kind of did.

    Alex, but look how well it worked out with Randy Johnson!

    And thanks!

  5. You can check out pictures from this years parade at:


  6. Alex says:

    Becca, this kind of disappeared from my previous post, but I’ll see your Randy Johnson and raise you an Albert Belle and a Sammy Sosa.

  7. Becca says:

    Jacob, while I don’t love people leaving comments merely to link to their own sites, I’m going to leave yours for a bit because enough people are finding me by searching for “Israel parade pictures” that it is kind of cruel to not give them any. Eh, who am I kidding, you’ll never come back to read this. If you do, I owe you a shekel.

    Alex, I promise I didn’t disappear it. But I swear, this time it’s going to work out great!

  8. Soxy says:

    Pshaw. You can have the money grubbing washed up drama queen. We’re done with him anyways.

    (can I put a hair flip in brackets?)

  9. Becca says:

    Of course you are. He did nothing for you. 😛

    < PS to all my commenters: you must put spaces between the brackets and the text and it will show up find... like I'm doing right this second. >

  10. KP says:

    Roger isn’t a drama queen. He’s an attentionhoor.

    But he’s our attentionhoor again so I’ll stand by him and his massive guns. I sure love a man with broad shoulders.

    What were we talking about again?

  11. Soxy says:

    < hair flip >


    < flounce >

    for good measure

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