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Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Love Stories Book Review

Every story in every genre has to have it’s “a-ha” moment. The “a-ha” moment is the moment within the narrative that the audience or reader becomes hooked. 270 more words


A Sweet Lead-in to Chrismukkah

Upon returning from my scouting adventures, I was busy wrapping up the final Smorgasburg of 2016, fulfilling an enormous holiday order I’d received, and then getting ready for the annual cousins’ Christmas – which happened to be a Chrismukkah celebration this year with the first night of Chanukah falling on Christmas Eve. 1,788 more words


When Holidays Become Complicated

The Holidays

The holidays can be “the best of times and the worst of times.”  Why?  Let me explain.  We just finished Chanukah and next comes Christmas and New Years, all three holidays representing the best and worst of times. 393 more words

Thoughts On Life


The holidays are over. The greeting cards we find in our mailbox are slowing down to a dribble.Yet,  I totally understand if they arrive even mid-January. 853 more words

Family Stories

Shemos - Names

This week’s Torah Reading is called Shemos – Names. It begins the second book of our Torah and is referred to as Exodus.

Right near the very beginning we get a picture of how antisemitism begins. 212 more words

Secrets From Mt. Sinai

Potato, Parsnip, and Onion Latkes

I’ve never made latkes because I was intimidated by all the hand grating involved.  My upper body strength is simply not that developed.  Also, they didn’t seem that much different than hash browns, which can easily be purchased frozen, so why complicate things?   265 more words