Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Siddur party!

Well, it's official.

She's literate, and we've had the party to prove it. The 'siddur party' seems to be a fairly universal Orthodox celebration of a child's ability to read Hebrew well enough for davening.

Mine was in first grade, because only then did I learn to read Hebrew.
Sroch's is in first grade, because only then did she learn to read... period.

Regardless: so, so proud. Thank you Hashem!

A petite first grade of merely 100 girls. Sroch is 7th from the right, first row - and the only one chewing gum. Sigh.

During the long metaphorical dramatization of the Jew and the Foreign People on a boat. She's an Arab. I'm so proud.

She really IS that proud though. Yay!

She wanted to sleep with the siddur in her room tonight, because "it makes her feel safer."*

She said all her brachos on food from the siddur this evening, and shema at night too.**

Mazal tov! 



*Okay, a couple months ago she also told me she feels safer when she uses the toilet in my room. Anyway.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow...we are so proud of Sarah Rochel and her Siddur, love Sabba and Savta

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov what a wonderful milestone. Love Mom L