August 2011 Archives

Today is the first day of Elul (although Rosh Chodesh began yesterday for reasons that are, well, complicated. For me and my daughters, it was also the first day of school. I’m exceptionally thoughtful and deliberate at the start of …Read More

Today is Rosh Chodesh Elul, the celebration of the new moon and the new month. The Hebrew month of Elul is a time for reflection, repentance, and preparation for Rosh Hashanah, which is now one month away. My e-friend Phyllis …Read More

I few months ago, around the time of Purim, I had the great honor of interviewing the children’s book author Eric Kimmel. Since then, he’s been kind enough to friend me on facebook and even write a nice blurb about …Read More

Thursday night, my husband and I went out for dinner to celebrate our ninth anniversary. We were married in July, but had to delay our night out for a number of reasons (named Ella and Zoe). We ended up celebrating …Read More

Hi all. Kar-Ben is giving out a free copy of the Shabbat Princess this week over at her Facebook page. All you need to do to enter is post a link to a favorite summer shabbat recipe before Friday at …Read More

Welcome to homeshuling, your shul away from….oh never mind. It’s my great honor to host this week’s edition of The Jewish Blog Carnival. I’ve included up to three links from everyone who submitted (the first three I received.) As always, …Read More

With all the kvetching I do about the lack of quality family programming in our Jewish community, I’m acutely aware that I have an obligation to try to make a difference. (In fact, I used to have a bumper sticker …Read More

I’m fairly restrictive about what foods can come into our house. It’s not just that we don’t eat unkosher meat or shellfish; I also don’t buy any foods with high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, artificial food coloring, or …Read More

My older daughter, Ella, only recently turned eight, but she’s already showing signs of tweendom. She’s always been a very affectionate and sweet kid, and while she’s still like that about 80% of the time, she’s also become increasingly self-conscious …Read More