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52 weeks of Historical How-to’s, week 35: knitted cap

This week’s Historical How-To comes from the papers of James David Forbes (1809-1868), who was Principal of the United Colleges of St Andrews University from 1859-1868.   1,414 more words


Paper kippah (yarmulke) craft

I was teaching the Hebrew letter kaf () to some 6-7 year olds, and wanted a quick craft activity to go with it.  What starts with kaf?  247 more words

Craft For Kids

Greeted as a Jew

Today, I walked over to the library. I thought that the most memorable thing about that walk would be the book I picked up by Rabbi Harold Kushner, … 183 more words


To Cover or Not to Cover

I Corinthians 11:4 Every man who has something on his head while praying or prophesying disgraces his head.

The first thing that should be noted here is that Paul is not saying that men should not wear anything on their heads while in prayer or prophesying. 472 more words

Bible Study

A Trip to the Fairfax District, and Shabbat/Oneg Friday Night

10 Sivan 5774

Friday morning and early afternoon, my Jewish best friend took me to the Fairfax district so we could do some Jewish-specific shopping. The night before we had identified a few shops we wanted to go to, including a Jewish thrift store. 1,240 more words


Kippah in Practice

Today was a busy day: my partner and I had to do laundry at the laundromat, and then hit Costco for our monthly grocery run, and somewhere in there we had lunch. 426 more words


How Moving to the Jewish State Made me Stop Wearing a Kippah

This piece is a very personal one, and one that I decided not to publish when I first wrote it, as a letter to two friends, almost three years ago. 2,402 more words

Reflections & Analyses