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June 2009 Archives

Tell me how you do it

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At the end of August, I’ll be going back to work full time for the first time since Ella was born, six years ago. It was too good of an offer to refuse – I’ll be teaching at the day […]

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Getting it right – the bar/bat mitzvah party

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  you never see these I tutor seven or eight kids a year for their bar mitzvah ceremonies, and consequently I attend a lot of parties. In fact, it’s become my husband’s and my main source of dates, since both […]

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But is it good for the Jews?

posted by Homeshuling

  don't we look cool? Here are the girls and I heading off to buy some challah on our brand new Xtracycle. I recently accepted a full time job for next year, and decided to splurge on something that I’d […]

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What’s in a name for an interfaith family?

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written for the July PJ Library e-newsletter My husband and I had many arguments  long discussions about what we would name our children. He wanted French names, all of which evoked the Apostles, and I wanted Hebrew names, which seemed […]

Redefining Shabbat, again and again

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I grew up in a home that was not shabbat observant. While we sometimes went to synagogue, we also went shopping, to the movies, and to Memorial Stadium. As a participant in NCSY, I had an idea of what it […]

Why rush into things?

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  the calm before the storm It’s 6:30, an hour after we usually start shabbat dinner during the school year, no matter what time the sun sets. But this is the first friday of vacation. My husband stopped for a […]

Almost fool-proof chicken

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Although I was a vegetarian for over 25 years, I sure do love chicken. We keep kosher in a town where there is no kosher butcher, and sometimes the only Empire available is a whole chicken, which is great for […]

The End of Days

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  i went to college w/the director Overheard:   Zoe, my 4 year old: “What’s the last day?” Ella, almost 6: “Do you meant the last day of school?” Zoe: “No, the last day.” Ella: “Do you mean the last […]

The ultimate shabbat dinner

posted by Homeshuling

No, this is not a recipe post. This is about one of my favorite ways to spend Friday night – at a potluck. I’ve organized a few family potlucks for my shul, and every time I do, I wish we […]

What’s great about your shul?

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I recently joined the education committee at my synagogue. The board and the professional staff have all voiced a commitment to, and a glaringly obvious need for, some major revitalization of the way we “do” education. However, I’m not sure […]

Hip Kosher

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I’m not at all hip. But we do keep kosher. And my mom bought me a great little cookbook called Hip Kosher, which took me a little while to warm up to. But now, I’m sold. Lots of easy recipes […]

“Oh, a bear”

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Yesterday we went for a walk on the bike path across the street from our house. “Oh, a bear,” Zoe remarked casually, pointing to the neighbor’s backyard. Indeed.

It doesn’t take $95

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The Kindergarten shabbat box was delivered to our door after school today. (Ella was home for a “personal day” because we have family visiting from out of town.) She and Zoe were so excited that they arranged a special shabbat […]

Queen Kosher

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Today I spent the morning packing bags of food for area children at the local food pantry. One of the items I was supposed to include in each package was a jar of grape jelly. When I was receiving my […]

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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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