I’m not a haggadah junkie. I know many Jews whose shelves are overflowing with numerous versions of the Haggadah – from the traditional Maxwell House to the not-so-traditional Santa Cruz – and whose seders are an amalgam of commentaries, poems, and (alas) responsive readings, from these dog-eared, post- it covered books. Maybe it’s because my…

The winner of the book is Katherine, who wrote My daughter loves to sing lots of songs. But she insists on Itsy Bitsy Spider and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star most of the time. Whenever we mention stars or spiders. She was selected by random.org, as are all the homeshuling winners. Wish I could post more…

When my husband and I got married, I always imagined we would become a musical family. Not a performing musical family, like the Von Trapps, mind you, but a family that sat around and played music together. It was a reasonable assumption. After all, Keith entered the marriage with six accordions, three guitars, a bass,…

And the winner of the Rosh Hashanah card package from minted.com is……Stefani! Thanks to everyone who entered and to random.org for choosing our winner. Keep your eyes peeled for some more exciting giveaways in the next few weeks.



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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