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October 2010 Archives

Boker Tov!

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If your family is like mine, your children will be up too late tonight, and unable to fall asleep when they do finally get home from celebrating that holiday-which-shall-not-be named. But, because the pagans didn’t have the good sense to […]

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And the winner is……

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Me! For all of your amazing and thoughtful comments. But, that’s not what you came to find out, is it? The other winner, chosen by random.org is Mary Ellen, who wrote: I was raised Catholic, and I loved Christmas. What’s […]

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Hanukkah Art Workshop with Homeshuling

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Mahatma Ghandi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” While I fall woefully short of fulfilling this mandate, I do tend to be the Jewish education I want to see in the world. In the […]

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Christmas for Jews – and no, this is not a post about Chinese Food

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As I’ve written before, my girls are fascinated by Christmas. I don’t blame them – it’s sparkly, sweet and mysterious, and it’s practically everywhere, at least after the Halloween decorations come down. As part of an interfaith family, I used […]

Book Giveaway – making Cheshvan just a little less bitter

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There are approximately six weeks until Chanukah. We are currently in the month of Cheshvan, often referred to as bitter Cheshvan because it is the only Hebrew month without a holiday. While that might sound like a gift, after the […]

A Mitzvah for Me

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Most of my Jewish life revolves around my family, and in particular, my kids. I put a lot of energy and thought into creating ritual experiences that work for them. And I’ve pretty much left it at that. As with […]

I am that mean old lady

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As I’ve written before, our shul has a bit of a problem with hallway behavior. There are kids who run noisily through the halls, and who kids who somehow manage to run noisily in and out of the offices. They […]

Parsha for Kids – an update

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Thanks for all of your suggestions. I have yet to come across a really good summary of the weekly parsha that meets the criteria I blogged about a few weeks ago. A few people suggested the archives of URJ Family […]

Wordless Wednesday, or, what you get when you let a five year old decorate the tzedakah box

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A very shabbos-y shabbos

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I set my mind to making shabbat really feel like shabbat this week. Which meant that we had candles lit by sunset (though not by official candle lighting time.) Dinner was fully prepared by that time, and the rest of […]

Why is that baked potato wearing a tuxedo? A guest post from Edible Torah.

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Thanks to Leon Adato for this guest post about a creative way to explore the weekly Torah portion with friends and family. It seems like a lot of Jews today are looking for a way to connect with their religious […]

Wordless Wednesday

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Mayyim Hayyim – my guest post

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Reprinted from my guest post last week at The Mikveh Lady Has Left the Building. I’ve gotten some flack for the title of my blog, Homeshuling. Why, people (most of them Rabbis) wonder, am I discouraging people from going to synagogue? […]

Parsha for kids – got any leads?

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Each year at Simchat Torah, we start reading the Torah from the beginning, once again. Of course, when I say “we” I’m not referring to myself. While learning, especially Torah learning, is probably the part of Judaism that’s the most […]

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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." The candles will get blessed, kiddush will be recited, an

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 made from disgusting ingredients such as cottonseed oi

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, and (alas) responsive readings, from these dog-eared, p

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 hamentashen, the same ones my mom made with me and that I mak

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

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