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July 2010 Archives

Bible stories for children – does the Torah belong in picture books?

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My very first classroom teaching position was at Beit Rabban in New York City. The school was founded by Dr. Devora Steinmetz, a brilliant and inspiring educational leader. My own philosophy of Jewish education was so deeply influenced by hers […]

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Borei Pri Ha-adamah

posted by Homeshuling

Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Ruler of the Universe, Creator of the fruit of the earth. But we helped a little bit too. As you can see, we are very proud.

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Celebrating my mixed marriage

posted by Homeshuling

Tomorrow, my husband and I will celebrate our eighth anniversary. Our wedding was, without a doubt, the happiest day of my life. (Yes, having children brings me at least as much joy as having a husband, but after two c-sections, […]

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Let’s go to a carnival!

posted by Homeshuling

The Jewish Blog Carnival, that is. Hosted this week by my friend, Rachel, aka ima2seven, Haveil Havailim is a roundup of all that went on this week in the Jewish blogosphere. There are no rides and no cotton candy, so […]

Praising our children, loving our children

posted by Homeshuling

Written for The PJ Library  August e-newsletter Do you know that sinking, slightly nauseous, feeling you get when you and your kids return from a hot, lazy day of swimming and spitting watermelon seeds, only to find a back-to-school sale […]

Something more, or just different? Explaining Orthodox Judaism to my children.

posted by Homeshuling

Last week, just before we left for Cape Cod, I explained to my daughters that the family we were about to visit were Orthodox Jews. “Do you know what that means?” I asked. They both shook their heads no. I […]

Bread Machine Challah – in case it ever cools down

posted by Homeshuling

If you live on the east coast, as I do, baking challah is probably the last thing on your mind. Because we don’t have central air conditioning, I avoid turning on my oven whenever the temperature goes above eighty degrees, […]

What’s Jewish about competitive eating?

posted by Homeshuling

There are many wonderful ways to celebrate the Fourth of July as a family – parades, cookouts, beach vacations, camping trips, and of course, fireworks. (Watching them, not setting off your own, if you have any brains at all.)  While […]

Is localism a Jewish value?

posted by Homeshuling

Over the past few days I’ve been thinking a lot about how much I love our town. No longer spending more than half of my waking hours at work, I’ve had time to rediscover one of the reasons I fell […]

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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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