The Loop

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy not Jewish New Year to all !!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Our Chanukah Party

Kudos to Sarra and Shlomo for hosting our party at Shlomos parents apartment, lots of fun was had by all.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

chanukah fun

missing all of the "PEH" Zacks'

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My first spin of the dreidel this year

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hello- my name is Elmer and this is my wife Louise. We live in northern Michigan and would like to thank the entire Zacks family for letting us have CINNAMON these many yrs. You will be happy to know that Cin- we just call him cin- has 37 pups and grand pups. We all understand that there has been some doubt as to where cin is and our hope is that this puts the entire question to bed.
Love Elmer and LOUISE

Greetings from DAD- I had this letter for some time and thought that is was time to share it with everyone. If there is anyone on this blob that doesnt understand what it is taLKING ABOUT- thats just fine.
THE dad

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ok...its time we cleared this up.

how did cinamon die?

Chanukah Party!!!

Everyone is cordially invited to the
Sarra & Shlomo Horwitz home
for a
Zacks Family Chanukah Party!
Motza"sh of Chanukah...
so light, sing, look at your candles, and head over to Katamon :)
See you here!

Friday, December 19, 2008

winter wonderland

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

To Steal or Not to Steal

Todays argument is brought to you by the American Bar assoc.
Some one (lets call him Jack Belen) says that if you take a ten dollar bill from a person and replace it with a different ten dollar bill without his knowledge or permission. that it is not "stealing". Some one else ( lets call him ME) says that it is stealing. My logic is that once you take someone"s object and do a kinyan on it, it is stolen. It doesnt mater that you replace it with an identical object. Jack's argument is that no one would be "makpid" on which ten dollar bill he had. It is the same money.
If you would like to vote and agree with me, than I would be happy to hear your opinion, ( If you would like to vote for the other side I'll listen but I wont be happy)

Monday, December 15, 2008


ahron got his first dinosaur today, actually he was walking through target with devorah and he found it on the shelf and it called to him, so he took it, and then proceeded to walk the dinosaur throught the entire store while he was on his belly helping it along. luckily devorah was with him and she can handle these sorts of things better than me. the gorls were all excited and keopt saying we need to call jonah because now we havea dinosaur.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sam Zacks.....Jr?

Sammy is officially showing his Zacks personality.

When someone walks into a room or a house and everyone welcomes them, Sammy says "Ayyyyyyyy!!!!" as in appropriate Zacks tradition.

He may not pronounce the H because he's working on being Israeli and they seem to believe that Hey in the beginning of the word does not get pronounced.
This becomes embarrasing in Ulpan when our teacher says something and I ask how to spell it, "Aleph something something?" and she says "not Aleph, Ay." And I say "ay?" And she says "no, Ay." And I say "oooohhhh, Hay!"

That was just a side story. Anyway, you would all be proud of little Sam.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Enjoy - get into the spirit!!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Happy Birthday Shira

Saturday, December 06, 2008

happys birthdays

happy birthdays ahron and shira!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

A deep conversation with Jonah I

I was reading Jonah a bedtime story, a dinosaur book, and Jonah interrupts me and asks how Hashem remembers to make it night day all the time. I explained to him the the Hashem set the eartj to go around the sun. I used a soccer ball to demonstrate. (thank goodness for that orbit book at mom and dads.)

He was happy with my answer and then said, so Hashem is up in space?
Hashem is everywhere I said, and I went through the hashem is here, there song. Next he asked what Hashem looked like. I told him that Hashem doesn't look like anything.
He thought for a second and then said, I know about dinosaurs because i read lots of dinosaur books, are there any books about Hashem?
I told him there is it's called the Torah.

Then he asked if it says how hashem made the world.
I told him that it does, it says that Hashem made the sky and the ground and light and dark.
Then he asked, was Hashem there before then.
I said he was and then he asked how...and I decided it was time close the discussion and I went back to reading the book.


I forgot about part of the discussion.
Jonah asked me why Hashem made the bad king.
I asked which king
He said you know the one that was mean to the Jews.
Paroh, I guessed.
Yea, Paroh, why did hashem make him if he was mean to the Jews.
I explained that just like I have tp put him in timeout when he doesn't listen, Hashem also has to punish the Jews when they don't listen, so he made Paroh to punish the Jews.

He was OK with that, then he asked. Why did Hashem kill all the dinosaurs.
I told him I had no idea.
He thought and then said, maybe it's so we can live here.
I told him that made a lot of sense.

Sand sand everywhere....

.....and not a beach nearby

the playground of both Jonah and Sammy's gan is all sand, what's weird is they also have a sandbox in the yard, so they, mainly Jonah, is always sandy.

On the way home from Gan we pass a bench, I take off Jonah's shoes and shake them out, smack them on the ground, bang them together. It is incredible how much sand comes out of those shoes. It's accumulating on the manhole cover next to the bench. Next I take off his socks and get rid of all the sand that made its way inside and brush off his feet.

Amazingly, when he gets home and takes off his shoes, there is still more sand, that makes it way everywhere, all over the floor, on the couches, on toys, it's really gross and I can't firgure out how to fix it.

One thought is to place a water basin outside the door, like our forefathers did and have him rinse off his feet before entering the apartment. Short of that I can't think of anything else :(

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

we had a great time with sar and momo! and now we miss them again. i think everyone should pick a week and come in too. we'll have fun. and if everyone picks a defferent week and a different month we'll be busy all year long just waiting for the next group. what a great idea