Big News from the Stamford Nature Center, hailing the births of twin goat kids, Ash and Violet, on Saturday, April 11, 2020. The Nature Center reports that in light of recent times, the chosen names, Ash and Violet, are deeply symbolic. Ash trees are known for symbolizing health and inner strength, and Violets are symbols of love. Ash and Violet are the first Oberhasli goat kids born on Heckscher Farm, and are their first kids of the 2020 season. They are also the first kids born to both Sweet Pea and Houdini. Oberhasli goats are a mid-sized dairy goat that originated in Switzerland and came to the US in the early 1900s. Ash can be distinguished from his sister by his darker forehead.Thanks to Sue Plutzer for sharing these glad tidings. The price tag for father, should he wish to buy these two little goats on Pesach? According to the he total comes to four (4) zuzim, at two (2) zuzim per kid. Read the history of this fascinating song.But given the fact that they were born on "Heckscher" Farm - and Heckscher is the Hebrew term for kosher slaughter - I'd shell out those four zuzim as soon as possible!
Here is a story shared by the maggid (master story teller), Yitzchak Buxbaum(you can see some of the other tales he has collected here) demonstrating the healing power of this prayer. It can also be found online here.