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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 Garrison Keillor's anthology Good Poems for Hard Times, which we've been choosing poems out o… Read more

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 up? If so, you have an INFINITE supply of no-sew homemade masks that are simple to put on and take of… Read more

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 historical commemoration, the last day is all about optimism and looking towards the future. On the… Read more

How is this Pesach different?

All throughout the haggadah, we find lots and lots of numbers.The number 4 gets a lot of the attention: 4 sons, 4 questions, lots of 4's, but there are plenty of other numbers.And I think for so … Read more

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 in all the talk about talking to our kids around coronavirus, there’s one key message I’ve been leav… Read more

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's exasperating.
How are you holding up?
If you’re like lots of people I'm hearing from -- and the … Read more

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 general, religious people use niftar, even when speaking English – it’s the more polite way of saying i… Read more

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