Tova Goldman
Tova Goldman

Chodesh Irgun

With Chodesh Irgun upon us, it seems that my whole life is focused on “Chodesh Irgun” Iran can attack the world, Someplace in the world, there will be a killer whale that is more than 3000 years old, science can make medical breakthroughs, and a person in the universe will have made contact with someone from another galaxy. None of this will have any effect on my children. I might say, “wow!!.a 3000-year-old whale just came up to shore.” and my children will say…”Ima can I make popcorn for my chanichicm/chanichot?” life outside of the “Snniff” does not exist. I cease to exist except as a provider for all of their needs and for the needs of all of Bene Akiva. “Ima please fill out this form.” “Ima I need 150 shekels.” “Ima can we make dinner for all of my shevet?” “Ima, I invited my shevet for Shabbat.” “Ima can you please drive me and my friend to pick up the t-shirts?”

Don’t get me wrong I think Bene Akiva is great. I think that all this energy is very positive. but I would like it to work both ways. “Can you please take out the garbage?” “Can you please pretend to listen to about that the 3000-year-old killer whale?” instead, all I hear is. “Ima can I take the electric burners, 2 pots, some garbage bags and can I borrow the markers?”

Ima needs a nap. and massage.

And perhaps some vodka.

So without further ado. I introduce to you the Shonos. a regular family who are dealing with regular things. At this moment they are totally and completely focused on “Chodesh Irgun”

The Shono Family
About the Author
Tova Goldman is happily married and raising 7 great kids. She is originally from Toronto, Canada and made aliyah 18 years ago. She has merited to live in this country and become "Israeli." Today, she lives in a small yishuv that has slowly become her home.