June 19, 2017 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #1299559
Do people still celebrate their half birthdays?June 19, 2017 6:05 pm at 6:05 pm #1299596SadigurarebbeParticipant
Did anyone ever? My zaidy used to say, “If you are still going by halves… you might need to do some growing up”.June 19, 2017 6:05 pm at 6:05 pm #1299591apushatayidParticipant
I celebrate, every day.June 19, 2017 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #1299622JosephParticipant
Not everyone celebrates their birthday, let alone half and quarter birthdays.June 19, 2017 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm #1299657👑RebYidd23Participant
But half birthday parties are fun. You get to make half a cake and wear half a party hat.June 19, 2017 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm #1299662
Yes indeed half birthdays exist!
Back in the day, I nannied for three kids who celebrated their half birthdays – twas the first time I heard such a thing, and their peers also celebrated their own half birthdays.June 19, 2017 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm #1299708oyyoyyoyParticipant
think i first heard of em from berenstien bears possibly. or some childrens bookJune 20, 2017 6:11 am at 6:11 am #1299772lowerourtuition11210Participant
LB: I don’t know about “people”. it is not done in my family.June 20, 2017 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm #1300108
Do you have to give someone a birthday present on their half birthday? or maybe half a present.June 20, 2017 8:16 pm at 8:16 pm #1301103
Chaver: Yes if you’re invited to his/her half birthday party. Yes if you’re his/her mom or dad.
All other people, including nannies and babysitters – it depends.
As for whether the present is full or half…
Most likely, the present will be full, even on a half birthday. But there are significant exceptions, especially when it comes to monetary gifts.
If a full (regular) birthday gift warrants a sum of $50, then perhaps a half birthday gift could be $25. The same rationale goes with gift cards.***
***BUT: If the birthday sum given is a chai denomination, such as $18, $36, or $54, then please consult with your orthodox rabbi to determine the proper halving halacha.
Thank you 🙂June 22, 2017 9:04 am at 9:04 am #1302208seminary girl 15Participant
I doJune 22, 2017 9:53 am at 9:53 am #1302276CTLAWYERParticipant
My almost 29 year old started up about half birthdays when she was seven. I quickly reminded her that her birthday was June 25 and her half birthday would be December 25…we don’t celebrate anything about that date.June 22, 2017 10:09 am at 10:09 am #1302314MenoParticipant
What if her birthday were December 25?June 22, 2017 10:11 am at 10:11 am #1302323CTLAWYERParticipant
Then we’d only celebrate Jewish calendar birthdayJune 22, 2017 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm #1302401
Why do you celebrate her goyish birthday?June 22, 2017 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm #1302402
Do you make Shabbos Mevarchim before the beginning of a goyish month?
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