Posts Tagged "judaism"

Shabbat Across America

On March 5, 2010 tens of thousands of Jews across America and Canada will come together to eat, drink, relax, dance, enjoy, debate and celebrate at the 14th Annual Shabbat Across America .

And now it starts!!

The pre-pesach insanity. The minute Purim is over, for most balabustas, it’s full steam ahead for pesach preparations. Suddenly you cannot eat anywhere but the kitchen, the dining room is off limits. Closets must be…

My Judaism

A Guest Post from Leslie My Judaism, much like your Judaism, is a work-in-progress. As a young adult I was religiously certain of two things:  The first, that there was nobody up there.  Instead I…

Frozen Bugs – Yum!

Our community up here in Montreal seems to be very machmir when it comes to food and kashrut, I believe.  I have written before about how most families that I associate with up here will…

Miriam’s Cup

A twitter buddy of mine was clicking through Eichlers.com and came across this – a cup for the Passover Seder that initially looks like Elijah’s cup, but on further inspection it is actually a “Miriam’s…

Men and Jewellery

My son is turning 12 very soon and on his wish list amongst all the iPods and laptops and Nintendo DSs (dream on kiddo) was this “a Magen (Star Of) David on a chain.” I…

Bracing for the Bris

I received an email from a reader asking me my advice. She is currently towards the end of her pregnancy with a baby boy, and is preparing herself for his bris (circumcision). Seeing as she…

Passover, a Kosher Collection  (Book Review)

Passover, a Kosher Collection (Book Review)

Passover, a Kosher Collection, by Pam Reiss.   Ever since this book arrived in my mailbox I have looked forward to having the time to just sit down and devour it without disruption. I love…

Teens and Purim Drinking

Purim is just over two weeks away and while the kids are all busy planning costumes and mishloach manot themes, the issue of alcohol consumption must be addressed with the older ones. My two oldest…

Tznius Question

Why is it that it seems more tzanuah (modest) to wear thin tights / pantyhose under a skirt, than to wear jeans or sweat pants under the same skirt? I would be so much warmer…

Introspection

Today I have yahrzeit for my dad. It’s been seventeen years since he departed this earth, in his mid-forties. It’s just always such a strange day for me. It’s hard not to wonder about what…

When should parents stop giving?

A young couple gets married. They get a certain amount of money for wedding gifts, and some decent items with which to start off married life. Whose responsibility is it to pay the rent and…