Judaism
Leah

A New Year, Casting Away the Past and Towards New Beginnings

It probably comes as no surprise to any regular reader of this blog that I love the season of autumn. Leaves changing colors and falling

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Books/Reading
Leah

Anne Frank, the Holocaust, History and Heritage: An Evening Conversation With Sophie

Every day at school, Sophie picks out a book from the classroom library. Lately she’s been interested in the “Who Was” biography series for kids.

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Arts and Crafts
Leah

Dreidels and Menorahs – Getting Crafty for Hanukkah

Have you noticed it’s November? Where did the year go?! This may sound strange, but I’m already planning Hanukkah activities. That’s right, Hanukkah is early

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Family
Leah

A Sweet Passover Topped with Chocolate Toffee Matzah

Sundown Monday brought the Jewish holiday of Passover, which re-tells the story of Exodus, the Jews enslavement in Egypt and their journey to freedom. This year’s festivities

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Family
Leah

Hanukkah Happenings

A few photos from the first few days of the Festival of Lights … Sophie’s preschool Hanukkah show (she’s in the back row with the

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Cooking
Leah

Happy New Year … And Calling In Sick

Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. I planned my work schedule so I would not do work today. Instead we would celebrate the

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History
Leah

Observing Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

6 million It’s hard for most of us to comprehend how big that number is and how many it represents. For most Jews, however, the

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Children
Leah

Tips for Making Your Passover a Kid-Friendly Holiday

I wrote this post for Red Tricycle. It was published this past Monday, April 2.  The Jewish holiday of Passover (or Pesach) can be one of

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Children
Leah

Doesn’t God Listen to Little Children?

Sophie always has her share of curious questions. And being in a Jewish preschool, she has really taken on a new understanding of Judaism and

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