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Mishloach Manot, or, they’re really just not that into us

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For the first four years of Ella’s life, we delivered many mishloach manot baskets, but did not receive a single one. We don’t live in a very observant community, and many of our friends are either not Jewish or non-practicing […]

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A Freilichen Purim

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Ella, dressed as “Esther, but not Queen Esther.” Zoe is Princess Isabella, a character in a computer game she plays on line when I’m ignoring her.

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The Birds, the Bees, and the Incredibles

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Overheard in play room Zoe: I’m having a baby, I’m having a baby! Ella: Quick, get some scissors! Me: You know, a mommy doesn’t usually need to get cut open to have a baby. The baby comes out the vagina. […]

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Scenes from the megilla

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Courtesty of Ella, age 6. evry one in the cassol is yelling at Vashty to Never Come back a servint is dragging Vashty. But evry One is still yelling. Now That the king dos not have a kween he is […]

Could these be any cuter?

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My four year old, Zoe, invented these bite-size hamentashen in our marathon baking session with bubbe. Aren’t they adorable?That’s a nickel in the middle, for perspective. With all the 100 calorie packaged snacks on the market, I think we could […]

V’nahafoch hu

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A theme of Purim is v’nahafoch hu, a celebration of things getting turned upside down. Haman builds gallows for Mordechai, and is hung on those same gallows. Haman plans a fantastic reward for himself, and instead has to bestow this […]

Telling it like it is…

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not quite how i imagine esther Recently Ella has begun creating her own megillah, a telling of the book of Esther, which she is hanging on the walls of her and her sister’s bedroom. Consequently, she’s been trying to clarify […]

What’s even *fancier* than Valentine’s Day?

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A few years ago, my daughters went to a Valentine making workshop at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. This is a gem of a museum, and the program was wonderful (my lack of enthusiasm for Valentine’s Day […]

Looking for fans….

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In the hopes of spreading the word about my blog, I’ve created a facebook group. If you’re on facebook, will you become a fan of Homeshuling?

Why I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day

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I’m a holiday kind of gal. I really enjoy excuses to celebrate special days, especially when the celebrations involve preparing food. But Valentine’s Day? I’m just not that into it. There’s been some shakla v’tarya amongst the Jewish mommy bloggers […]

And some kind of help is the kind of help…….

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Written for The PJ Library March e-newsletter Remember the Little Red Hen, who searched the farm high and low for help baking bread? Well, she’s back. Only this time she speaks Yiddish, and she’s getting ready for Passover. Unfortunately, not […]

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried

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Today, Zoe had her Kindergarten screening. Since I teach at her future school, I got an insider’s report about how the morning went. The teacher began by asking the children to name one of their favorite things. A few children […]

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Teaching the Four Questions to young children
One of the greatest privileges of being a kindergarten teacher in a Jewish day school is having the opportunity to teach children to recite the four questions. Unlike almost anything else I teach them about Jewish ritual, this is "real work." ...

posted 7:36:03am Apr. 01, 2012 | read full post »

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 ...

posted 7:13:38pm Mar. 05, 2012 | read full post »

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