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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Children
Leah

The Elf on the Shelf Scares Me

Several years ago, we were the recipients of an “Elf on the Shelf” kit. Let me just say that the elf scared the bejesus out

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Family
Leah

Why This Jewish Girl Loves the Christmas Season

It’s true. I admit it. I love the Christmas season. And yes, I’m Jewish. Perhaps the Christmas spirit infected me when I was a kid.

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Children
Leah

Happy Hanukkah!

Tonight was the first night of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. It was a great celebration — we ate latkes, lit the menorah,  played dreidel, and

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Cooking
Leah

Matzo Stuffing: A Jewish Twist on Thanksgiving

My childhood Thanksgivings did not simply mean the traditional turkey and pumpkin pie in my family. My mother always gave the all-American holiday a Jewish

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Entertainment
Leah

It’s Hip to Be Jewish

Remember growing up and your parents would say things like, “You kids have it easy.” And, “When I was your age…” These are their feeble

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Children
Leah

Sustainability and a 100th Post Giveaway

We as a family try to be very conscious of the things we can control with respect to “greening-up” and sustaining our environment. I bring

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Judaism
Leah

Sophie’s First Day of School

Today was Sophie’s first day of preschool! Sometimes I can’t believe I have a little daughter, let alone one that just started full-time preschool. Being

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Family
Leah

L’Shanah Tovah (Happy New Year)

Sundown this evening marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah 5771, the Jewish New Year. It is customary to say L’Shanah Tova, or Happy New Year

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