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 birthday, as well as my twins (of course). It’s a family tradition!” Send an email…

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 copy I received of We Sang That At Camp, an assortment of music from Jewish…

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 hippies at the Teva/Adamah staff reunion, it’s actually starting to feel kind of old.  What…

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 than “do you compost” (or, “have you ever heard of compost?”); or “what did you…

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ameltzer

I'm a mother of two girls, raised in suburban Baltimore, and transplanted to a small New England town. I teach, write, and try to create a vibrant Jewish home for my family while spending very little time in synagogue. I guess you could say we're home-shuling.

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