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Most sensible Jews (and all left-wing poultry) are opposed to kapparos, the High Holiday tradition of transferring one’s sins to a live chicken by twirling it over one’s head. I agree that it’s a practice that ought to be retired, or …Read More

I’m sitting in my kitchen right now, with a pile of cookbooks in front of me. Odd, because I rarely use cookbooks anymore. I almost always go straight to the internet to find my recipes. But, I’m feeling the need …Read More

What are you doing on the Sunday before Rosh Hashanah? My kids and I will be making kosher sauerkraut and cheese drumming on recycled household items tie dying hiking the Appalachian Trail climbing trees composting watching “veggie puppetry” (whatever that …Read More

Beliefnet bloggers were asked to contribute our memories of 9/11 for a collective piece called “Where were you on 9/11?” My piece can be found there, shortened to 200 words or less. Here’s the original. On 9/11, I was a …Read More

Wondering might be going on for the High Holidays in my neck of the woods? Check out my latest column on the wonderful blog Hilltown Families. You’ll notice I’m leading tot services in Northampton. Maybe I’ll see some of you …Read More

Are you crafty? I’m not. But, because of my parenting deficits, you should suffer? Here are some links to a variety of projects scattered across the interwebs: You don’t really need to look much further than Creative Jewish Mom for …Read More

a re-post. because i’m really into recycling. Do you know that sinking, slightly nauseous, feeling you get when you and your kids return from a hot, lazy day of swimming and spitting watermelon seeds, only to find a back-to-school sale …Read More

As someone who made her wedding invitations on her home computer, I’m not the kind of person who orders professionally made Rosh Hashanah cards. But you? You might be! And if you are, I’ve got a deal for you…. I …Read More

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