LULL

verblull, 3rd person present: lulls, gerund or present participle: lulling, past tense: lulled, past participle: lulled

  • 1.calm or send to sleep, typically with soothing sounds or movements:“the rhythm of the boat lulled her to sleep”synonyms:soothecalmhushrockantonyms:wakenagitate
  • cause (someone) to feel deceptively secure or confident:“the rarity of earthquakes there has lulled people into a false sense of security”synonyms:assuageallayeasealleviatesoothe… moreantonyms:aggravate
  • allay (a person’s doubts, fears, or suspicions), typically by deception.synonyms:deceivedupetrickfoolhoodwink
  • (of noise or a storm) abate or fall quiet:“conversation lulled for an hour”

nounnoun: lull, plural noun: lulls

 

This is the word that comes to mind, and how the world seems to me. Jewish people all over the world have been celebrating non stop, and the celebrations culminate this weekend, starting Wednesday night.  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and all of Wednesday are called intermediate days, where most people go back to work, school, and their every day activities. Throughout each day and into the night different communities are throwing big parties, honoring the commandment to be joyful during the holiday of Sukkot.

Before the holiday began everyone was scampering all over town building their sukkot and getting everything ready, now all there is left to do is cook some more meals, but many meals are at the synagogues as well.

Maybe some are recovering from the non stop hosting and fun, while others are happy to take a break from the eat and drink.

It is interesting to see all the different definitions of lull, and that it is the beginning of the word lullaby. This is the one that fits the overall mood,

1.a temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity

We are headed out to a party in five minutes though,

Chag Sameach!

Coach Yulia

 

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