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September 2009 Archives

The Book of Life

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I’m reposting this from my classroom blog – a note to parents about how I talked with first graders about the Book of Life: To prepare for Yom Kippur, Kitah Aleph learned the traditional greeting “Chatimah Tovah”, which loosely translates […]

….row by row

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At the beginning of the summer, I blogged about our garden. I promised an update, both on the harvest and whether I succeeded in using the garden to teach my girls about the agricultural mitzvot. Some of our crops were bountiful. […]

L’shana Tovah

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Wishing you joy, peace and harmony in the year to come. With Love, Homeshuling

Teaching teshuvah

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reprinted from the PJ Library newsletter, September 2008 This past month, my daughter Ella received a copy of The Hardest Word from the PJ Library. In this story, a giant mythical bird called the Ziz accidentally destroys a vegetable garden […]

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Guess what's Kosher for Passover (this will change your life.)
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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.)
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posted 9:25:37pm Mar. 14, 2012 | read full post »

Best Hamentashen Ever, even better. And, a Purim opera.
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