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Pesach In The Good Old Days

Up to my eyeballs in writing about Pesach preparation. Not so much in practicing what I preach. The house is organized and more or less ready, other than the kitchen. But, well, this year it’s…

The NOW Generation

When I was growing up, a hundred years ago, my mother used to say that I was part of the NOW generation, but this was way before instant messaging, cellphones,  iPads and email. I am…

More “Beauty” Reflections

(This is just a train of thought, a stream of consciousness….follow along as I wend and weft my way) When I get dressed up, made up, put on the fancy hair and the 4 inch…

My Shidduch Experience

In continuation from my last post, I wanted to share this with you. I went to a shadchan. Once. It was after my divorce, when I was getting back into the dating scene (and after…

Solution to the Shidduch Crisis

Read this article Purim And The Tyranny Of Beauty: A Plea to Mothers of Girls in Shidduchim. The woman who wrote it basically is endorsing plastic surgery as a way for the girls to find…

Can Eggs Be Chametz?

I thought I had heard it all. Then I heard that you cannot buy eggs over Chol Hamoed Pesach because it’s quite possible that the chickens who laid those eggs ate chametz ON Pesach therefore…

Kosher Salt Water for Pesach

I have heard through the grapevine, and am still waiting for pictorial proof, that there is a company / person now marketing $2 for 2 oz bottles of Supervised Kosher For Pesach Salt Water for…

Think of the Children

So many people have contacted me to ask what I think about the book UnOrthodox, its author Deborah Feldman, and if I have opinions on what Pearl Perry Reich is going through in Lakewood. (If…

Pet Family – Puppy Love Rules

I never thought we would be such a pet-centric family. Max has acclimated well to our family and we have all fallen head over heels in love with him. He’s growing by leaps and bounds….

Deep Sigh

Just got back from Costco. Kept having to remind myself not to buy large quantities of anything that won’t be used up in the next 4.5 weeks. Yes, in 4.5 weeks I will be making…

Expensive Being Jewish

We had a discussion on my FB page today about the cost of educating our children in private religious schools. I was complaining that even though I already spend so much on tuition, I have…

Appropriate or Not?

Friend of mine was at the nail salon today and texted me that there was a religious lady there at the same time, getting a pedicure. Whilst sitting in the big huge massage chair, and…