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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dancing in the New Year (Rosh Hashanah)

A few weeks ago we attended the Rosh Hashanah service at the Messianic Jewish church we sometimes visit.  They are the ones who had the Passover service we went to this spring.  This year our friends K and her daughter H and grand daughter A (aka Fairy Princess!) came with us.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and the beginning of the High Holy days (or Days of Awe).   It is a day of repentance and prayer and celebration.

Part of the services at the church are praise dances, which are really quite beautiful.

However...  our wee Fairy Princess had never seen such a thing in her three years!

"WHAT are they doing??"

It really was fun to watch her process what was happening.  

After a bit... a smile appeared.  Then some wiggles of her own.

And soon she was dancing in the aisle under her Mama's supervision.

Much to her surprise, 'the dancing ladies' started dancing through the congregation.  

Wow!  Something new to think about.

Somewhere along their route, they picked up a new dancer.

Which the Fairy Princess took note of.

When they came around again, she accepted the offer to dance.

And she just kept going!

She loved it!  

She danced and danced with them, and even had a small 'solo' when there was a lull in the action!  LOL  She was quite the little star.

Himself and Grandma K during a portion of the service.

And me!

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