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November 2010 Archives

Haveil Havalim #293 – The it was just Thanksgiving and now it’s almost Hanukkah Edition

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It’s my pleasure and honor to host Haveil Havalim for the first time; I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to step up to the plate. I did my best to include everyone’s work (but only three submissions per blog.) […]

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(More) Truly Divine Hanukkah Gelt

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Re-posted from November 2009 Chocolate production doesn’t much resemble the magical world portrayed in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. No chocolate rivers, no trained squirrels, and sadly, no everlasting gobstoppers. However, there’s one very unfortunate similarity – the […]

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Hanukkah gift ideas for kids

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You’re probably looking for great ideas for Hanukkah gifts for your children. And maybe you don’t want to spent $37 on alef-bet blocks like the folks over at Kveller. So, here’s a list of gift ideas bound to keep your […]

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Getting ready for summer camp. In November.

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A few days ago, I wrote a little about my own experiences at sleep away camp, at Habonim Camp Moshavah, in the late 70’s and early 80’s. I have so many cherished memories of these years, and I have no […]

And the winner (this time) is……

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The winner (chosen by random.org) of Feivel’s Flying Horses is Anne, who commented   “My birthday tradition is that I share the birthday with my stepmom. I love that we share the date. My sister and daughter also have a shared […]

We, or someone, sang that at camp

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As solstice approaches and the days grow colder, shorter and just plain dreary, who doesn’t long to be magically transported to a warmer, greener and happier time? So yesterday seemed like the perfect time to finally crack open the review […]

Happy Birthday to me, free books for you!

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It’s erev my birthday on the secular calendar. (Wondering when your birthday is on the Hebrew calendar? You can find out here.) Tomorrow I’ll be something-something. No, actually I’ll be 43. After spending the weekend with a bunch of young […]

Jewifying our local co-op

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I love many things about living in the Pioneer Valley, not the least of which is the number of people who share my values. In most homes I visit in Northampton I can ask “where do put your compost”, rather […]

Thank you, mikveh lady

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Just a brief post about a sweet moment. Earlier this week, after my first immersion in the mikveh since the night before my wedding, the rebbetzin hugged me and said “may this mitzvah bring many blessings to you and your […]

And the winner is……

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Laura Lee will have a boker tov (good morning) when she finds out she is the winner of Joe Black’s book and cd Boker Tov! Laura, please email your address to homeshuling at gmail dot com. Everyone else, stay tuned […]

I’m coming to New Haven. Won’t you join me?

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On Sunday, November 7, I’ll be at the New Haven JCC book fair, reading from my first book, A Mezuzah on the Door. After the reading, there will be a craft activity making mezuzah cases. The details about the event […]

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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.)
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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