Archive for June 8th, 2008

(June 08) Tonight we're observing . . .  Shavuot

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

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Shavuot (Jewish – begins at sundown)
 A Jewish holiday commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai.

Also known as the Feast of the Weeks, which celebrates the harvest season in Israel. Shavuot, which means “weeks”, refers to the timing of the festival which is held exactly 7 weeks after Passover.

For more information visit our Shavuot celebration – Shavuot on the Net

Holiday Invite: Shavuot on the Net

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Shavuot on  the Net

Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday)!

Holidays on the Net invites you to join us for our celebration of the Jewish festival of Shavuot.

Shavuot is celebrated exactly seven weeks after the second day of Passover, which explains the name of the holiday — it literally means “weeks”. Commemorating the ancient harvest of the first fruits, Shavuot also has important religious significance for the Jewish people: The holidays marks the anniversary of G-d giving the Israelites the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.

Join us at Holidays on the Net to learn more about the unique religious customs and legends of Shavuot, including the tradition of eating dairy foods. Share the spirit of this early summertime holiday with your children, by making together Shavuot-themed crafts or cooking up a Shavuot feast in your kitchen.

This year, Shavuot will be celebrated from sundown on Sunday, June 8th until sunset on Tuesday, June 10th. In Israel, the holiday will conclude at sunset on June 9th.

We look forward to seeing you this Shavuot at Shavuot on the Net

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

Countdown to Father's Day 2008 (T-07): Top TV Dads

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

As we countdown to Father’s Day (T-07 days) – here’s our continuing look at some of TV’s favorite fathers: From the 1950s cardigan-wearing, “Father Knows Best” types to the 21st century guys juggling dysfunctional families and questionable careers.

TV’s Top Dads (in chronological order)

Howard Cunningham (1970’s/80’s)
Ever-jolly Howard Cunningham (played by Tom Bosley) was the Midwestern TV Dad on the 1950s-style comedy Happy Days (1974-1984). Howard earned his living by running the hardware store, but always managed to find time to solve the woes of his teenage kids. And he even played surrogate dad to son Richie’s rather wayward collection of friends.

Check back each day for another TV dad (or you can cheat and check out all our TV dads here).

(June 08) Today we're celebrating . . .  Upsy Daisy Day

Sunday, June 8th, 2008


Upsy Daisy Day
Wake up with a smile on your face today (and everyday). You are alive … and that’s a reason to be grateful and gleeful!

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