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Poem o' th' Week: Which would YOU rather have?
How are you doing for poems lately?
Craving a really good one? I first came across this poem in G…

Literally TWO MINUTE no-sew easy coronavirus mask from an old hankie (video + step-by-step guide)
Do you have a stack of old, clean cotton hankies? Do you have an old t-shirt you can stand to cut u…

Last Days of Pesach: Re-"Storying" the Yam Suf
According to Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the chief rabbi of England, while the first days of Pesach are a…

How is this Pesach different?
All throughout the haggadah, we find lots and lots of numbers.The number 4 gets a lot of the attent…

Did you forget to tell your kids THIS about coronavirus?
Is there something you’ve forgotten to tell your kids about coronavirus? I realized last night that …

Stop telling me you’re sick of homeschooling!
I get it.  We're all isolated, or at least, most of us are.  We're home with kids.  It'…

Niftar: How to attend a funeral when there’s an ocean between you
Even in Canada, I knew there were two ways of saying a person died: מת/meit and נפטר/niftar. In gen…

I'm Coming Home (before my father's eleventh yahrzeit)
How often do you lie down with your kids?  When they're little, obviously, it happens all the…

Why I don't live in Canada but I still voted there
In the leadup to Canada's federal elections tomorrow*, there's been lots of talk about whet…

Mmm... Crispy! Why air-drying towels rocks
Fabric softener commercials have convinced most of us that the best, maybe even only good way for t…

Dear Diversity: Are Jews allowed?
Dear Diversity:I’m mad at you and I’m mad at me.I’m mad at you because you’ve slammed the door in m…

The roundness of a zero at the end -- a big birthday looms
I’ve been thinking about zeroes quite a bit lately… mostly because my upcoming birthday has one at …