January 2011 Archives

Miriam, who wrote “Ooh this looks like a sweet book to share with my two year old son! I don’t remember how I stumbled across your blog. I think I may have heard about it at a Shabbat we spent …Read More

I stopped eating meat in my early teens, for reasons that I can no longer clearly recall. I know I was influenced by the “veggies” at my labor zionist summer camp, and that saying that I didn’t eat meat simplified …Read More

Thanks to the aptly named Creative Jewish Mom for this project. I made these trees with my Kindergarten class and they served as centerpieces for our Tu B’Shevat seder at school. Zoe’s is now proudly displayed on our windowsill. Here …Read More

There are some topics that want, or feel I ought, to teach my children about, but I just don’t know how. Maybe I don’t know where to start, or what language to use, or what information is developmentally appropriate to …Read More

Tu B’Shevat, also known as the New Year of the Trees, (also also known as “the Jewish Arbor Day,” as if anyone even knows what regular Arbor day is…) falls on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. …Read More

On Monday, the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee announced this year’s winning titles. This annual award, named for the author of the beloved All of A Kind Family Series (who also was kind enough to be my occasional pen pal as …Read More

I grew up in Pikesville, a predominately Jewish suburb of Baltimore. There were many advantages to growing up in a large Jewish community, but by the time I was a senior in high school, I knew I wanted out of …Read More