Tuesday, February 8, 2011
chinese rosh hashana parade
it was interesting to see a minority other than jews celebrating their new year. its always nice to think of another new year because it always means a chance for another fresh start.
there is a custom to give single people red envelopes of money on chinese new year. i guess judaism can't do this on rosh hashana (or actually right before rosha hashanna so its not yom tov) then the shidduch crisis would never end! but it wouldnt be a bad idea because then i would be compensated in some way for being single. maybe the rule would be that shadchanim have to give red envelopes of money to jewish singles right before rosh hashanna as an insentive for the shadchanim to marry off the singles so they don't have to give them a red envelope of money the next year on the day before rosh hashanna.. the red envelope would have to be given the day before rosh hashanna since no one is allowed to handle money on rosh hashanna.