For weeks and weeks, we have been practicing his part, listening to him sing all the songs and watching him as he learned a little more chumash each day, in preparation for the big day. Can you say nachas? Cause I can!
And you want to know how excited we are? I just turned the house upside down looking for my little flip video camera. Sometimes these things are just too mini for their own good. But my point here - if I couldn't find it by noon, I was ready to make a Best Buy run and buy a new one, any one they had. And I don't make these purchases lightly. Electronics are researched to the nth degree in this house before being bought.
Anyway, while I was turning the house upside down, searching, I saw this:
Mazal tov big boy!
*The word chumash, is one of the Hebrew words that refer to the Five Books of Moses, or the Torah. Interestingly, the word chumash is related to the Hebrew word chomesh, meaning one-fifth, which can refer to any one of the five books that comprise the Torah.
Children begin to learn the chumash at a young age, in my son's school's case, it's first grade. When the children receive their very own chumash for the first time, they generally put on a play for the parents and grandparents and everyone that their mom invites. And of course, there are cookies and drinks afterwards, otherwise what would be the point, right? I'm kidding. Kind of. I mean, really, it's all about the snacks, right?