Showing posts from September, 2010

The worst

The STINK of laundry, forgotten in the washer too long (over 24 hours) and gone to mildew.  Not in itself too bad, and if I had caught it, that would have been the end of the story.  I wasn’t the one… Read more

One more shlep back to shleppington, aka Yom Tov Menu

At long last…Yup, one more go-round, at a time when I feel less like eating than ever before.  I am dying for more of that nice, fresh cantaloupe my Aunt Dorothy brought last week.  (hint:  Sara, if … Read more

Parsha Poem: Bereishis / Bereishit / בְּרֵאשִׁית

בראשית / Bereishit / Bereishis / Genesis 1:1-6:8  Our mother brought us presents,Back from the presents store.She said, “Don’t look, don’t touch…You know what they’re for.”We knew our birthdays were … Read more

Parsha Poem: V’Zos Habracha / V’Zot Habracha / וְזֹאת הַבְּרָכָה

דברים / devarim / Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12Torah tziva lanu Moshe – Moshe taught us, so let’s all draw near.
Morasha kehilas Yaakov – Yaakov’s great-grandchildren dear,
Our mothers were Rebecca,… Read more

New Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival

Yay!  Got a mention in this edition of the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival.  Lots of other great links there as well, and it’s hosted at the Holistic Homeschooler, a blog I actually read regularly. Read more

Kinda Sukkos-Related Edible “Yummy Dough” Craft

Inspired by Mommzy’s Lulav and Etrog Cookies Craft, I decided to make mini edible lulav-and-esrog sets using some stuff I happened to have here called “Yummy Dough.”Ted recently bought a package of 3… Read more

Dear Mr. {Jewish prospective City Councillor}

Dear Mr. {Jewish prospective City Councillor}:I just got a phone call from your campaign letting us know about your sukkah party and how much you have done for the Jewish community during your time a… Read more

Sukkos crafts: gourd & apple decorating

Our annual chol hamoed funfest!  I always wonder if something counts a s a “craft” if all you’re doing is going at whatever-it-is with a sharpie.  Like the challah covers two weeks ago.  Sharpie craf… Read more

Menu Plan Monday #31: 19 Tishrei, 5771 (Sukkos)

Why the weird dates? Click here to find out!Other “weekly memes” I participate in that may or may not interest you: Six Word SaturdayHomeschool DiaryWe are a Jewish family of 6 (2 parents, 4 kids) an… Read more

Chol Hamoed Fun Fun Fun!

In which your trusty blogger learns one of those exciting Life Lessons:  How to Change a Spare Tire.Every moment is a homeschool moment, right???Ted wanted to call a tow truck.  He said it would “on… Read more

Great Alef-Beit / אלף-בית learning site!

I came across this page/game/site tonight and I am incredibly impressed so far. And believe me, I am tough to impress.  Most Israeli kids’ sites have some kind of weirdness, but this one is just mos… Read more

Six Word Saturday: 18 Tishrei, 5771 (Sukkos)

Why the weird dates? Click here to find out! Other “weekly memes” I participate in that may or may not interest you: Homeschool DiaryMenu Plan MondayAaaaagh! I’m not gonna take it anymore!!!(yup, th… Read more

When Christians celebrate “Biblical Feasts”: Take 2

Other posts you may or may not want to read: When Christians celebrate “Biblical Feasts” Part 1When Christians celebrate “Biblical Feasts,” Part 3: When is Pesach?I have been incredibly naive.  Becau… Read more

Every year, gettin’ better…

Ted’s sukkah philosophy is to improve it in increments, a little bit each year.  Three years ago, when GZ was born, we had a smallish 8x8 sukkah.  Since then, he’s added another four feet, making it … Read more

Garden Visitor, suspicious hole in pepper leaf…

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Crankier: The Scientific Establishment Bites Back

Well, I must be not at my best, because the Science Centre honchos have not collapsed in a puddle of contrition over their upcoming discriminatory Community-except-the-Jewish-Community Day this Satur… Read more

Cranky Complaints-Lady Takes on: the Scientific Establishment

One of my favourite attractions in the city and it’s FREE – this Saturday only.  Urgh.  So:  a kvetch, my first in a long time!   ----- Original Message ----- Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 8:33 P… Read more

A Poem for Sukkos / Sukkot / סוכות

Note:  this online version is written with Ashkenazi pronunciation because that’s how I say it.  You can download either pronunciation as a printable PDF here:  Ashkenaz or Sefard.I also have a print… Read more

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