18 September 2012

Past Heads of Years

Just in time for sundown and thus the end of the holiday, here is a list of my past Roʼsh hash‐Shana–themed micro‐content which I compiled on my hard disc and thought worthy of sharing. Because Google eliminated their micro‐blogging service Jaiku, this list had to be cobbled from various sources. Some of the accompanying links lead to holiday videos.

5769 (2008), preserved nowhere but on Facebook as far as I know

  • שנה טובה!‏ 🔗‏ ‎—29 Sept. (Facebook)
  • …wishes all a כתיבה וחתימה טובה. May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year. —29 Sept. (Facebook)

5770 (2009), published on Jaiku, preserved on FriendFeed

  • …awaits the Jewish New Year by listening to a Yiddish cover version of a popular Hebrew song about the coming year. 🔗 —17 Sept. (FriendFeed)
  • …feels if you do not have access to a shofar (ram’s horn) you should improvise. Happy New Year. 🔗 —17 Sept. (FriendFeed)
  • …now awaits the Jewish New Year by listening to a Turkish cover version of the same popular Hebrew song about the coming year. 🔗 —18 Sept. (FriendFeed)

5771 (2010), published on Jaiku, preserved on Google Buzz

  • …wishes all a sweet new year, but tonight will not be eating the traditional foods depicted in the video. 🔗 —8 Sept. (Buzz)
  • ☼ At my location, sunset will be 19:16. Sometimes, waiting for sunset for a holiday to begin can be a drag. 🔗 —8 Sept. (Buzz)
  • ‏✡ לשנה טובה תכתבו ותחתמו.‏ 🔗‏ ‎—8 Sept. (Buzz)
  • …is celebrating the Jewish new year by listening to a Sefaraddi‐Israeli Gipsy Kings knockoff band. 🔗 —9 Sept. (Buzz)

5772 (2011), published on Google+

  • …thinks it perfectly appropriate to celebrate the Jewish new year with a cover version of “Gold Digger.” 🎶⚞✡ 🔗 —27 Sept. (Google+)
  • 📺 ‏„שנה טובה.”‏ An appearance by the late Ofra Haza on the children’s television series Parpar Neḥmad. (🍎🍯) ♬ 🔗 —28 Sept. (Google+)
  • 🎵 What could be more exotic than the Zulu song “Mbube” (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”) adapted with a Hebrew lyric? 🔗 —28 Sept. (Google+)
  • 🎉 A happy, healthy and sweet year 5772 to all! לשנה טובה תכתבו ותחתמו. שנה טובה ומתוקה.‏ Roş Haşana Bayramı kutlu olsun. 🍎🍯 🔗 —29 Sept. (Google+)

5773 (2012), published on Google+

  • ♫ It’s too theistic for me at parts, but the Ein Prat Fountainheads did release a really cute music video for Roʼsh hash‐Shana (ראש השנה) last year. 🍎🍯 📹 🔗 —16 Sept. (Google+)
  • 😞 I always think to have traditional foods after the holiday has begun, so I doubt I’ll find lekex (לעקעך)/​revani/​basbusa (بسبوسة) in my area. 🔗 —17 Sept. (Google+)

14 September 2012

Shana Ṭoba שנה טובה

📷 Roʼsh hash‐Shana ראש השנה, the Jewish new year, will soon be here. 📅

My new cover photo on the social networking sites: Chany Crystal, Shana Tova, 29 Sept. 2006, Flickr, under a Creative Commons license.

04 September 2012

Window in a Square

My new cover photo on the social networking sites: Maria Hobl, Window in a Square, photograph shot in Agadir, Morocco, 29 Mar. 2011. Flickr, 14 Apr. 2011, under a Creative Commons license.

Sona and Mandi

Sona Mandi, 37-44 74th Street, Jackson Heights, 3 September 2008. (Photograph by Elyaqim Mosheh Adam.)

سونا منڈی

Sona is a common Indo‐Aryan word for ‘gold’. Compare Urdu سونا, Panjabi ਸੋਨਾ sōnā, Hindi सोना sonā. Mandi is a market, as in Urdu منڈی manḍī. So Sona Mandi is a gold market. Both words are used in other store names here in Jackson Heights, New York.

03 September 2012

Man in the Subway

Probably the 6 train, Manhattan, 8 September 2004. (The first picture was shot in East 51 Street station, Midtown Manhattan/Turtle Bay.) (Photographs by Elyaqim Mosheh Adam.)