August 2010 Archives

One of these days I’m going to have time to blog again. Tomorrow is the first day of school, and I’ve hardly had a moment to breathe, much less parent, so I’m posting a piece I wrote about Rosh Hashanah. …Read More

This year, against my better judgement, I’ve agreed to lead the tot Rosh Hashanah services (up to age six) at our synagogue. Gratned, I’ve agreed to do them in other years, but this year I was really, really, going to …Read More

Move over, Wilbur. Step to the side, Freddy. Make room for a new pig on the bookshelf – Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher, a new children’s book by my friend Laurel Snyder. And yes, it’s about a pig. Who wants to …Read More

This past Friday I attended a memorial Mass for my college roommate’s nine year old son, who lost his courageous battle with cancer earlier in the week. I suppose there is no more faith-shaking event than the loss of a …Read More

Don’t you just love a carnival? Especially a Jewish Book Carnival?

written for The PJ Library September e-newsletter New Year’s is a time for resolutions – do more yoga, eat fewer sweets, spend less time on facebook…..sometimes we follow through; more often we can’t, or don’t. Fortunately, those of use who …Read More

There’s been a lot of talk in the news this week about weddings and marriage. It seems that almost everyone has an opinion about who should be allowed to marry whom, how and when certain groups of people should mark …Read More

Even though I am back from vacation, I guess I’m still on vacation, since I can’t come up with a new blog post. I’m reposting last years piece about our vacation, since it really was almost the same vacation. Just …Read More