Hello dear readers, Tonight, I was helping my son, Reuven, with his tanach homework. Teaching my one son got me thinking about teaching the four sons of the pesach hagaddah, and how we describe in the maggid section that we are supposed to teach each son separately, according to his need and abilities. Of course, ...

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Hello dear readers, When I think of Jewish holidays that rely heavily on traditions, Sukkot doesn’t exactly come to mind. I usually think of Pesach: different tunes for the seders, creative menus, fun seder decorations, and all the trappings of spring to boot. Sukkot… well, it’s a holiday that just feels different. It’s at the ...

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Ciao cari lettori, If you haven’t guessed, that’s the official Italian translation of my usual salutation, which is of course, Hello dear readers! (At least, it’s as official as I could find with online translations). I have Italian on the brain because my good friends the Fishbaum family is going to Italy for a marvelous ...

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Hello dear readers, As many of you may know, my husband and I have very different approaches to packing a suitcase. Aryeh travels a lot for business, and he prefers to pack everything into a carry-on bag so he doesn’t have to check his suitcase under the plane. Even when he’s not traveling for work ...

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Hello dear readers, In preparation for our upcoming Sukkot kosher vacation, I was looking through some old family photos from previous Sukkot experiences. I saw a really cute photo from the first Sukkot after we were married: It’s a picture of my husband juggling three etrogs (it was a few days after the holiday was ...