Thursday, October 23, 2008

SIMCHAS TORAH WAS GREAT!

Yes it was. I loved it from the minute it started. My shul has the most spirit of any other shul I know of. Yes there are other great shuls to be at but this one kicks. The night had it all with singing, dancing, drinks and even though I just couldn't go any further I felt like I owed it to everyone to keep on going. We had the screwing of the light bulb dances going on, the good old jumping up and down and stomping of the feet. Drunk guys yes, Chabad guys no. I did want some of the lubavs to come in and fill up the place. Our place was short on people but we made with what we had and it was awesome. 2 hours of this and we all decided to finish up.

So we get up to Hagbah (the part where you lift up the Torah) and everyone starts making a big deal about it. "Its all on one side" was the big fuss who can do Hagbah its just so heavy. To tell you the truth the Torah wasn't so heavy even with it all on one side. Now if you ask me I say everyone overreacts when it comes to Hagbah. People make it seem like its the heavy weight championship and only the strongest of Jews can do it. So they look for the lone sober guy in shul to do Hagba. When lone sober guy is in middle of picking it up everyone leaps forward to make sure he doesn't drop it and grabbing on to any part they can to protect it.

So we finished at 8:00. I desired some more dancing and I had heard Chaim Berlin was going to go late into the night. I headed over there at Eleven fighting a strong wind. Yeah it was real windy out there. To my disappointment it was a dead place. Nothing compared to what I had a few hours before. The dancing in Chaim Berlin was slow to not moving and the singing was..... there was no singing just a little more than a hum that's all.

The morning I headed out towards my shul and once again we rocked Simchas Torah. Much more people were there than at night. We ended at 1:30 and then After Mincha again we had something. Many kids wanted to get in on the fun. I feel bad for the young ones they always get hurt or squashed in between people.

Now my legs are sore and I can hardly walk straight. Ive got to admit this has been one of the best Simchas Torahs yet.

20 people gave their 2 cents:

The Babysitter said...

Glad you had such a good simchas Torah!

For the first time I didn't get to see the men dancing so it was kinda boring for me, just sitting there and talking to a few people here and there.

It's usually so much fun watching the men dancing, the one time a year when they pick up the mechitza, and here it was just too packed that you couldn't see anything.

My old shul always had Lubavich guys come, I remember they always got drunk, and were very wild. But that's about it I remember from it.

sam the organizing man said...

im also glad, in my shul we didn't do anything i just sat in the back and gave out the torahs

Mikeinmidwood said...

Babysitter

You guys actually enjoy watching us dance. I would think its boring if you cant join.

Sam

Not understanding. do you mean like small stuffed torahs or flags with torahs on them because the last I knew the torahs where in the front of the shul. please explain.

The Babysitter said...

MikeInMidwood: not at all boring, considering I don't like dancing at wedding and stuff, I don't mind at all that they do it for me.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Babysitter

Suit yourself.

Jacob Da Jew said...

My brother in law took my daughter for a few hakafos to CB and it seemed pretty good.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Probably later on they stirred it up.

Anonymous said...

You Told me about this at you know where.just wanted to say hello from Benyomin L., the one who knows your identity...

The Babysitter said...

must feel good to get an anonymous commenter who knows your identity comment on your blog. I've yet to get one of those.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Babysitter

I wonder how this guy would find out.

The Babysitter said...

didn't he say you were telling him about it at "you know where"?

Mikeinmidwood said...

Babysitter

I did tell a few people but not at any "You Know wheres" or to anyone named Binyamin L. unless thats his code name of some sort.

The Babysitter said...

I wasn't sure if he was saying his name was Binyamin L or if you both know someone named Binyamin L that is saying "hello".

Mikeinmidwood said...

Babysitter

I guess I have to go asking around who it was. I would like to find out.

Anonymous said...

you know what he meant mike stop acting so smart when you are really not

your friend,
Big Dope

Anonymous said...

ooh, i also know who you are mike i know you but you might not know me


your friend,
big dope

Mikeinmidwood said...

Anon

So does this mean you are STALKING me?

Anonymous said...

by the way im on my friends computer thats why it says chumi friedman im really big dope

your friend
big dope

The Babysitter said...

so I was right, you do know "Big Dope"

Although that was very interesting to find a blog with Jewish Press editors posting on it.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Babysitter

Believe me I dont know who Big Dope is because if I did I would throw a big punch in his face for constantly pissing me off.