Happy Beginnings, Happy Endings
Saturday November 3rd was our evening for food and film. Despite the rain outside, the sun shone inside Malpas Village Hall. We came, we ate, we watched and we enjoyed. The Israeli food fest was only equalled by the charming Israeli film, Ushpizin. Ushpizin means ‘visitors’ (hopefully Tsaddiks, but not in this case), who are welcomed, housed and fed inside your Succah during the 8-day festival of Sukkot. Despite the poverty of the childless couple, their fervent prayers are answered and in many ways, “nes gadol hayyat sham.”
We began in joy with an abundance of fine dishes prepared by our members, all with an Israeli theme. Each time we meet, we are all overwhelmed with the amazing array of culinary treats laid out before us. As Gloria Jacobson said, “When is there ever a Kehillat Kernow event that is ever under-catered!”
The film after added to our naches, filled with sadness, hope, joy and a very happy ending. The baddies turned good; the couple were blessed with a son, their lives, like ours, were filled gratitude and the knowledge that despite all, life is very good when you look towards the light.