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Short Parsha Riddles: Ki Seitzei / כִּי תֵצֵא

דְּבָרִים / Devarim / Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19Click for printable PDF version.Don’t forget to read this week’s Parsha Poem and parsha overview.  Plus… copywork and parsha activities – something for ev… Read more

Narration on Pieter Bruegel The Harvesters

Naomi’s narration:“Looking at this painting... it looks like cheese because it's all yellow, and it's autumn, and some people are having a picnic and there's a town in the background and … Read more

Ki Seitzei Parsha Summary: A mother bird? How absurd!

This is a basic overview of the parsha story in a format that can be adapted for a wide range of ages. Sources include parsha text, commentaries and midrash.  When introducing midrash or other non-ps… Read more

Bubbie Sez…

So what do you think of this facebook ad???  Is it weird, or is it just me?  I don’t even know if it offends me or if it’s wacky enough to fly under the radar.  Take note:  there are just oodles of i… Read more

Jewish Homeschool Bloggers – check in here!

In addition to the Carnival of Jewish homeschooling, I also thought it would be fun, timed to coincide with the start of the school year in Israel, to start our year with a roundup of Jewish homesch… Read more

Carnival of Jewish Homeschooling – a revival! (technically, re-reviving)

I don’t mind making this a yearly endeavour… so it’s time again to try to revive the blog carnival I started and ran a few issues of last year.  I think it’s fascinating to see what other Jewish home… Read more

So I don’t know

...how people get ahead, really.  Industrious bunnies who work hard and pay tuitions and bills on time and live happy lives.  I don't know how to be that person; I've never figured it out. I … Read more

how to draw, with GZ and Chirp

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The King is in the field

I am not one for vivid dreams - or, really, any kind of dreams.  But for some reason, here in Elul, I have now had three extraordinarily vivid "King in the field" dreams. 
What is this conce… Read more

Cottage Crochet!

ok, so I'm going a little nuts out here in the wilderness...

crocheting like crazy, yay!  there is something so snug and cozy about sitting her bundled up in my cottage while the kids make mudpies… Read more

Re’ay Parsha Summary: Diet for a Happy, Healthy Neshama

This is a basic overview of the parsha story in a format that can be adapted for a wide range of ages. Sources include parsha text, commentaries and midrash.  When introducing midrash or other non-p… Read more

Short Parsha Riddles: Eikev / עֵקֶב

דְּבָרִים / Devarim / Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25Click for printable PDF version.Don’t forget to read this week’s Parsha Poem (Oops - another missing one!) and parsha overview.  Plus… copywork and parsha … Read more

Nu? Hat!

I’ve made myself several hats since learning to crochetback in January, but this is a new design and I’m particularly pleased with it.  Although it’s double crochet, I used a thicker yarn than usual … Read more

Eikev Parsha Summary: What Hashem asks in return

This is a basic overview of the parsha story in a format that can be adapted for a wide range of ages. Sources include parsha text, commentaries and midrash.  When introducing midrash or other non-ps… Read more

Cooking for…

This is the time of year I jokingly refer to as our “semi-empty nest.”  The big kids are in Calgary visiting family, and we are left with a taste of what it would be like to be a totally different fa… Read more

Frog Prince for Mary – and why

Sunday afternoon, I realized the kids were leaving without a gift for my wonderful mother-in-law in Calgary (here are my pics from her garden, 3 years ago).  The sad part of losing touch is you never… Read more

Missed-Word Monday: Viola

This is a viola.This is from a review of a plunger-based sushi maker on Amazon.com:  “This product is really easy to use. Cook the rice, fill…close, plunge, viola.”This is from a review of a muffin r… Read more

Groise Tzuris…

There’s a Yiddish expression, “kleine kinder, kleine tzuris… groise kinder, groise tzuris.”  Little kids, little problems… big kids, big problems.  Little kids fall down, they need kisses, hugs, diap… Read more

Short Parsha Riddles: Va’eschanan / וָאֶתְחַנַּן

דְּבָרִים / Devarim / Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22Click for printable PDF version.Don’t forget to read this week’s Parsha Poem (Vaeschanan was actually the first parsha poem ever, two years ago last week!) a… Read more

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