Those of you who are not on Facebook (like those of you without faces — shoutout to themiddle) will never understand how handy this thing is. It reminds you of all your friends’ birthdays, and provides details about their lives that you might never think to ask about. Through Facebook, I found out that someone I knew from my old synagogue got married (and I didn’t know he was engaged); and I was just invited to an engagement party for someone I didn’t know was engaged. Engagement announcement via Facebook party invite: now that’s so 2007 of them.

By the way the aforementioned engaged person is Jewlicious Festival regular, Jonathan Haijdu, aka WineGuy. Mazal tov to WineGuy and his fiancee Ellie. If you’re on Facebook, drop by his page and wish him happiness!

About the author

Esther Kustanowitz

For more posts by Esther, see EstherK.com, MyUrbanKvetch.com and JDatersAnonymous.com.

10 Comments

  • I wish I had a face.

    Mazal tov to Wineguy!!

    Now we need to find a shidduch for Wineguy’s good buddy who I also think of as Wineguy.

  • Mazel Tov to any guy named wine guy! (see my website for why).

    I don’t know – I just found out my cousin was engaged via Facebook – kinda annoying – would have appreciated a phone call or even mass e-mail.

  • correct. sort of a tongue-in-cheek response to the “put the christ back in christmas” folk, but with a nice message, to boot.

    from the facebook group home page:

    Are you tired of people who don’t celebrate the true meaning of Hanukah? Let’s remember the triumph of (a new) hope over selfish materialism, of light over the dark side, of wookies, I mean Maccabees, over oppressors. Let’s put the Han back in Hanukah!

    Remember, as a wise woman once said, “If money is all you love, then that’s what you’ll receive.”

    Don’t be the Greedo that stole Hanukah!!