Chanukah 5771 roundup.

Well, that escalated quickly. I thought Chanukah with a non-infant kid would be more fun, but I guess Chanukah with two non-infant kids will be more like it. Except for when there's no school the whole week and I want to rip out my hair like I see my coworkers doing. But the 8 crazy... Continue Reading →

If only religion was kid art…

I wonder what today is like for a girl named Shayna Tova. The shana tova greetings keep coming in, and somehow I manage to forget the whole sentimental aspect of this holiday till the day of. Here's hoping for a great year, where we get the things we need and lose the things that weigh... Continue Reading →

Purim, baby-style.

Nothing like Purim to separate the early-risers from the late-bed goers from the up all night due to teething painers. Wait, I think we were actually all three... In many ways, Purim is more fun when you have an extra body to shove into a costume. But you kinda miss out on the party-parties. Still... Continue Reading →

Thankful.

Yes. I celebrate Thanksgiving. Every year. There are some modifications, of course. I serve the big holiday dinner on Friday night, since this Thursday is a weekday in Israel, like any other. I don't have every exact ingredient; fresh cranberries are near impossible to come by out here. But I do manage to order a whole... Continue Reading →

Today's word: טקס

We attended the Yom Hashoah tekes (טקס or ceremony) tonight, organized by the neighborhood Scouts and Bnei Akiva kids. It was very much a small-town tekes. A few things came to mind while I stood and watched: It never occurred to me before how it must have been for the Mizrachi population to get to... Continue Reading →

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