With A Torah Trifecta: This week Mr & Mrs Abq Jew joyfully celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary. Yes, four and a half decades is a huge achievement.
The traditional gift for #45 is sapphire, but Mr & Mrs Abq Jew gave each other nothing but 45 years of love. And a Torah Trifecta!
Yes, this Shabbat is special! The Torah reading is Mishpatim, making this the Shabbat of a Million Regulations (see Writing Down the Laws).
But - in case you hadn't noticed - this year is also different. No one is going to shul for the Torah reading. Or the Haftorah reading. But what we would do is:
- Read the weekly Torah portion (Mishpatim).
- Read the Torah portion for Rosh Hodesh.
- Read the Torah portion for Shekalim.
And the Haftorah? You guessed it! It's the Haftorah for Shabbat Shekalim!
One of the most-watched television events ever in the United Kingdom, their 1984 Olympics performance was watched by a British television audience of more than 24 million peopleAbq Jew (but, strangely, not Mrs Abq Jew) has often been asked
In The Everyday Torah, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson writes:What is the secret of a good marriage?
I sometimes feel amazed that I can live with myself all the time. That my wife chooses to do so is altogether remarkable.
Abq Jew agrees like totally.
And while we're talking ... remember! this weekend!