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Who’s the boss?

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Here’s a family portrait my four year old, Zoe, drew the other day. at least she didn't make *me* bald That’s me on the left, her father in the middle, and her big sister on the right. Judging from the […]

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Why Hebrew? (Or, why I send my child to a Jewish Day School, part 2)

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I spent yesterday at a conference about teaching Hebrew to students with various learning needs. The conference wasn’t as useful as I had hoped*, but it left me thinking a lot about why, of all the second languages my children […]

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In honor of Bubbe

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  only bubbe gets this smile My mother came to visit this weekend so that she could be here for Grandparents Day at my five year old’s school. She lives six hours away, but I wish she lived around the corner […]

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Perhaps I should change the name of my blog

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or close up shop altogether, after reading this wonderful piece.

Conversation in Car

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(newly!) four year old: Mama, were you sad when you worked for Pharoah? me: Honey, I didn’t work for Pharoah. That was a long time ago. four year old: But you said you were in Egypt! me: Yes, but I […]

What’s Jewish about Earth Day?

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In another lifetime, I was an outdoor educator. My work involved taking kids to play, and sometimes live, in the woods. For several years after  college I worked as a teacher at Nature’s Classroom, a five-day residential environmental education center, […]

Jewish Advent Calendar

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With all things Passover pretty much packed up until next year, we’ve been experiencing something of a denouement around here. I’ve been wondering what to blog about….what Jewish thing is going on in our lives now that the ultimate home-shuling […]

What to do with all that leftover matzah?

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  it will look nothing like this A thousand pardons for not posting my favorite passover recipe before, or at least during, Passover, when you might have actually appreciated it. On the other hand, if you’re like me, and bought […]

The Book of Exodus-a photo essay

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Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens.  And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go   And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted […]

The ultimate in home shuling

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  everyone does seder a little differently Almost every Jewish family I know, no matter its level of affiliation (or staunch non-affiliation), participates in some kind of seder. It may not take place on one of the first nights of […]

Crazy Kosher!

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Check out my article on interfaithfamily.com ! My husband and I did not find one another until our late 30s. While I sometimes pine for the years we might have spent together, there were also advantages to meeting relatively late […]

Why do I (almost) turn into someone else on Passover – part two

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I posted a couple of weeks ago about how much my grocery shopping habits change as Passover approaches. Over the last few days, I’ve noticed a similar phenomenon in my environmental footprint . I’m a cloth diapering, line-drying, walking-not-driving, composting […]

Gefilte Fish

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I dragged the girls to the park to recite the blessing of the sun, and it started snowing. My children shivered under blankets while we sat through an unbearably long recitation of prayers (at least from the perspective of two […]

It’s time

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When the Bon Ami starts to look like spilled flour, it’s time to go to bed. A parting link, in case I don’t get back on before tomorrow night – a great new seder resource put out by JOFA, the […]

Really?

posted by Homeshuling

From the 2009 OU Passover Guide:   Leave the dishwasher unused for twenty-four hours,  make sure that the dishwasher is clean, and then run  two cycles. If the lining of the dishwasher is plastic,  it is debatable as to whether […]

And the winner is…..

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Bible Belt Balabusta, for her elaborate afikoman treasure hunt. I envy her kids for having a mom willing to spend so much time and energy making the seder fun and engaging.  Check out her blog and website – there’s all […]

How far do I go?

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  feh It’s Monday morning, approximately 48 hours before the prohibition on chametz takes effect, and I’m only just now beginning my Passover cleaning. We have nearly emptied out our pantry, but I haven’t had time to even consider the […]

What are these Jews talking about?

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A very lovely edition of Haveil Havalim, the Jewish Blog Carnival, is now up over at Ima on and off the Bima. Check it out!

Using up some more chametz

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My three year old’s favorite self-described “healthy food” is noodle kugel. As with many of my other  recipes, this dish involves very little preparation and very few utensils to clean. It’s fast to prepare, and it’s always a hit at potlucks. […]

Why I send my daughter to a Jewish day school – part 1

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Here’s an excerpt of a 12 page book my daughter created during her free time at Kindergarten yesterday.   the cover love matzah love haggadah   love afikoman love netillat yadayim (go figure) love baby moses

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Guess what's Kosher for Passover (this will change your life.)
I'm not exaggerating. The bane of my Passover existence has been pareve baking. I cook a lot more meat during the holiday than I do the rest of the year, which means a lot more pareve desserts. Which has, up until now, usually meant margarine ...

posted 5:02:27pm Mar. 22, 2012 | read full post »

Why I love the New American Haggadah (and it's not just because I got to have a martini with Nathan Englander.)
I'm not a haggadah junkie. I know many Jews whose shelves are overflowing with numerous versions of the Haggadah - from the traditional Maxwell House to the not-so-traditional Santa Cruz - and whose seders are an amalgam of commentaries, poems, ...

posted 9:25:37pm Mar. 14, 2012 | read full post »

Best Hamentashen Ever, even better. And, a Purim opera.
This time of year, I'm always excited when I look at my google analytics and see that people have landed at my blog by searching for "hamentashen recipe". I love the idea of people all over the world making my great-grandmother's fabulous ...

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