Mystery solved!

I have excellent news for those of you who, like me, lost sleep over the case of the missing Machzor. The good news is that my machzor (High Holy Day prayerbook) has been found.

The book was missing for two years of High Holy Day worship. One year at TS which was somewhat complicated since I actually needed the book (though I did manage to get by with other resources (mostly a photocopied Machzor in a 3-ring binder). This year in MN I borrowed a Gates of Red from MY DAD for RH and the shul I attended for YK used a different book so it was all good.

I have no idea why it took 2 years to find this book. I know TS stores all of the books throughout the year but you’d think the large gold sticker (thanks to LBN for the awesome ordination gift, an embosser), the paper clips and the innumerable pieces of paper sticking out might have made it obvious or that the person who used the book may have found it, seen the priceless nameplate that this was a gift to me in celebration of my Bat Mitzvah and given it to someone.

Nevertheless, I am grateful to the person(s) who found my precious prayer book and gave it to someone who returned it to me. Thank you to THE POET friend for hand delivering the book to me in LA LA LAND, too.

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3 Responses to Mystery solved!

  1. Hillel Cohn says:

    I was really losing sleep worrying about your lost מחזור. Now I can sleep more soundly. Seriously, I can empathize with you. I lost my self-created manual that I used for weddings for years and in it were numerous readings, etc. etc. I had to rebuild some of it but was never able to replace everything.
    If it is of any help – over the course of many years I never left my Siddur or Machzor on the bema and always carried my sermons with me (especially on the High Holydays) fearing that they might get taken by some practical joker or misplaced. So far it has worked. Who knows what the future might yet bring.
    My predecessor, Norman Feldheym, told me often about a recurring dream that he had about losing his prayerbook and having to lead the service without it. It was a nightmare for him.
    Hope to see you one of these days.

  2. LBN says:

    thank goodness – and with 6 months to spare! i love that embosser! sorta reminds me, i think i should get the family one!

  3. Urban Daddy says:

    That is good news!

    How are you doing? We miss you up here in the land of TS.

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