I got to Houston Wednesday morning for an afternoon bris, so I found a quiet corner in the Cafe by the J, where I could do work. Of course there I saw this sign, which is a great example of taking a verse from the Torah out of context in order to further (though in this case the message is harmless) an agenda.
The bris took place in Genesis Steakhouse, a second time for me, following in the heels of one of my earlier brisses in Houston.
Here is the spot where the bris took place, after the deed was done.
|note the good lighting!|
One really cool gimmick. The photographer was snapping pictures, and all the while he was printing them on fridge magnets for people to take home. Cool!
A few more pictures from the bris. Note the wine walls. Pretty clear why they call themselves a wine and steak bar. Oh. And an incredible glatt kosher restaurant.
This is what they served for the celebratory meal.
|It was as delicious as it looks.|
When I left the following morning to head to DC (see next blog post), I found myself leaving my hotel REALLY EARLY in the pre-morning, with not enough time to daven. I had to return a rental car and then take a shuttle in order to catch a 7:30 flight. So by the time I got through security it was 6:15 and light outside. I don't like to draw attention to myself through putting on Tefillin in the airport, but when I snooped around a bit, I found this lovely corner that seemed a little off the beaten path.
And so here is where I prayed. Note my luggage in the bottom right corner.
As it turned out, this room, which might have been otherwise occupied or used, had recently been disassigned from one of its normal usages. Added blessing!
I took the pictures after I was done, but before the wrap up. Great experience!
Hadran Alakh Houston! We shall return!