Cooking
Leah

Hamantashen: A Purim Treat

Purim, one of the most loved Jewish holidays for kids, is coming up March 23. Purim tells the story of the courageous Queen Esther who saves

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Arts and Crafts
Leah

Hanukkah, Hanukkah, Come MAKE a Menorah

Hanukkah, Hanukkah, come light the menorah … or in this case, make one! Hanukkah – the Festival of Lights – begins tonight at sundown. Sophie

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Family
Leah

Writing a Torah One Letter at a Time

This past weekend, Sophie, Bryan and I had a rare and humbling experience. Our Jewish congregation — in honor of its 150th anniversary — is

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Judaism
Leah

What Am I Supposed to Learn?

Lately I’ve been struggling with something. There is something I’m supposed to learn. A lesson I’m being taught. Yet I’m struggling because I don’t know

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Food
Leah

L’Shana Tova

May the blast of the shofar signal the start of the new year, 5772 … May your days be sweet like apples and honey… And

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Cooking
Leah

A Jewish New Year with a Traditional Family Dessert

On the sundown of September 28, Jews from around the world will celebrate the new year of 5772. This holiday marks the beginning of Rosh

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Books/Reading
Leah

What is God? — And Other Religious Questions from Children

One of the Web sites I frequent is InterfaithFaily.com. This online publication provides an abundance of articles and resources for interfaith families, especially ones that are exploring

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Children
Leah

Passover: The Celebration of Freedom

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. It was fun

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Arts and Crafts
Leah

Purim Fun (aka March Madness)

Today brought the Jewish holiday of Purim — a kid-friendly religious holiday filled with Hamentashen cookies, dress-up, noisemakers and parties. The activities surrounding Purim are

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