Good News Friday

Mazal tov!

Mazal tov!

This week’s Good News Friday post is going to be a bit different than others that have gone before.

Today’s Hebrew date is 14th Adar I.  It is called Purim Katan, “Minor Purim” to remind us that in a regular year (not a leap year) today would really be Purim.  The defining phrase of Purim is “ונהפוך הוא” – Ve’nahafoch hu, “and it was turned around”. The Megillah (Book of Esther) continues:  (Esther, ch. 9):

וְהַחֹדֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר נֶהְפַּךְ לָהֶם מִיָּגוֹן לְשִׂמְחָה וּמֵאֵבֶל לְיוֹם טוֹב לַעֲשׂוֹת אוֹתָם יְמֵי מִשְׁתֶּה וְשִׂמְחָה וּמִשְׁלוֹחַ מָנוֹת אִישׁ לְרֵעֵהוּ וּמַתָּנוֹת לָאֶבְיוֹנִים:

The month in which it was all turned around, from sorrow to joy, and from mourning to a festive day. 

After the intensely emotional and distressing week that we have been through, we have a true Purim-like turnaround from sorrow to joy, as we receive the wonderful news that our daughter has given birth to a boy, weighing in at a hefty 3.9 kg.

May this wonderful news signal the start of a much happier period for all of us.

I don’t have time (or the energy) to write about any other good news. I think this will suffice for all of us this week.

Wishing my daughter and son-in-law a hearty Mazal Tov, and wishing everyone Shabbat Shalom.

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8 Responses to Good News Friday

  1. cba says:

    Mazal tov.

  2. Joseph says:

    Happy very first birthday!

  3. Reality says:

    Mazal Tov .May you &all klal yisrael have continued joy.Wishing all the family much nachat.Shabbat Shalom

  4. peteca1 says:

    Congratulations abput the baby boy. I am old fashioned … I still have to convert back to pounds (weight). My goodness … 8.6 pounds???!!! That is a CHUNKY boy. Very solid 🙂 He sounds very healthy. Best wishes to you.
    Pete, USA

  5. Brian Goldfarb says:

    Mazeltov – and given the good health of both (father’s good health is assumed: he did none of the hard work – says a two time father!), well worth the wait – to say nothing of the weight.

  6. anneinpt says:

    Thank you everyone for your kind good wishes. Yes, he’s a chunky boy indeed! Very long and broad though not fat. My daughter keeps saying “How on earth did he fit inside me?!” – and he’s her 6th – she’s not exactly inexperienced. 🙂

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