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January 2010 Archives

The world of Jewish literature has changed enormously since I was a child. If there were any shiny, beautifully illustrated picture books, the kind that the PJ LIbrary sends out by the thousands each month, I never saw them. I …Read More

Unseasonal, but probably my favorite post ever. From way back when I had time to be creative. Leads to Mixed Dancing My mother sent my girls an early Purim present – a Haman punching bag.According to the description, “the punching …Read More

And the seasons, they go ’round and ’round From August 24, 2009 written for the The PJ Library® September e-newsletter There are some indisputable signs that Autumn is coming – the lettuce has bolted, the broccoli has gone to seed, …Read More

Speaking of re-runs, is it almost time for a new season of Mad Men? Please? From July 13, 2009 When my daughters were babies, I really knew how to sleep them. I put them to bed early (and I do …Read More

In the midst of winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer…. from May 31, 2009 This past week, our family planted a vegetable garden in our backyard. It was a day of dirty knees, even dirtier …Read More

Not only did I love this little book, but the post reminds me how much difference a year makes in the life of an early reader/writer. from April 1, 2009 Why I send my daughter to a Jewish Day School …Read More

I’ve been writing this blog for close to a year. While I’m no Finslippy (heck, I’m not even an Ima on the Bima), my readership seems to be slowly increasing. For all of you who are new to my blog, …Read More

But how does it taste? I’ll let you know after shabbat- not puking anymore I used this recipe, but I can’t wait to start trying and reviewing all the recipes you wonderful readers have shared with me. Stay tuned…. Shabbat …Read More

I’m trying to figure out how to work challah baking into my new-ish life as a mom who works full time outside of the home. Tonight I decided to try making the dough and forming the loaves in the evening, …Read More

In honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of the trees, I want to recommend my very favorite book on the subject. (And no, it’s not The Giving Tree, which, despite the title, just really isn’t about trees. Thank …Read More