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Flowers from My Husband

They don’t last, but their message certainly does.

Published: August 10, 2013


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Visitor Comments: 15

(13) Anonymous, February 24, 2014 8:18 PM

Flowers/shabbat/happiness

I agree with you 100%, my Dad used to buy my mom shabbat flowers when I was a kid overseas. Now, actually for years, my husband has been buying me shabbat flowers every week and I appreciate them so much. I miss them when I am in Israel but when he is there we stop on the highway and he buys flowers! All men should be told before they get married that this small gesture means so much and brings happiness to the home.

(12) Honey Aron, August 16, 2013 4:41 PM

Shabbos Flowers lasting memories

As a florist in Chicago, I have my own FFEELING about flowers for shabbos.or a simcha. Flowers don't last forever neither does food or music, but these elements enhance and enrich our lives!

(11) Harry Pearle, August 16, 2013 3:05 PM

Flowers and Shabbos Candles Show an URGENCY

I was thinking also of Shabbos candles, which are also perishable. But I think flowers and candles can create a sense of URGENCY. This can add vitality to Jewish living. (Let me also suggest the use of gimmicks like the EASY button from Staples. You hit the button and it says: that was easy. Because something is easy to do, does not mean we have to trivialize it. Flowers and candles don't have to be trivialized and neglected. They can encourage us to live life with more job, SIMCHAH. Shabbat Shalom!

(10) Anonymous, August 15, 2013 5:26 PM

I saw you speak live in Jerusalem. I needed to see you speak. You were frustrated after your talk because we didn't understand you. I am sorry for not trying to understand you. I think I can understand now.

(9) Suzanne, August 14, 2013 8:39 PM

Flowers are nice, however ....

...even if you buy flowers very inexpensively - they do add up. Say you can buy something "thoughtful" for about $7.00. Well, that's $28.00 a month. Then multiply that by 12 and you have a bill of $336.00 for the year. I know that flowers are nice but when you are raising a family and every penny counts - it can be just another expense and put more financial straine on families who are stressed enough. I was never insulted when I didn't get flowers and I never thought my shabbots lacked anything if there weren't any. Of course, I loved it when I DID get them but. for a lot of us you really can't have it all.

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