the weekend started with a lovely Nava Tehila service. We danced, we swayed, we sweated. Joe even got a fist bump from a rabbi he gardened with. What more could you want from a spiritual opening to the Shabbas? Several Shnatties invaded the home of our Madrich, Leora, who hosted us for a fantastic friday night meal. We had a great time, and the food was incredible. We were particularly taken by the picture of Hipster Ben Gurion on her wall, which we all stared at far more than we should have. Later that night, we hastily remembered the birthday of Gideon, who has made our top 17 Shnatties list every week since he started the program. We all dressed up as his favourite characters and people.