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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]