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Hello dear readers, One of my favorite parts of Sukkot is decorating the sukkah. Every year we dig out all the old sukkah decorations from the giant box where we keep it during the year, and even though the old decorations should be enough to fill the entire sukkah, we always find room for new ...

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Hello dear readers, What is your favorite time of the year to travel? Some people like a good summer vacation, when all the kids are off from school and the family can travel together. Some prefer a winter trip, around Chanukah time, when they can leave the snow behind and enjoy a warm environment when ...

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Hello dear readers, If you’ve read this blog before, you’ll know that I love to travel. Sometimes I will travel for work, and sometimes just for fun, but either way I’ve always found it important to have a small travel suitcase ready to go. Inside I have the essentials packed: clothes for three days, three ...

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Hello dear readers, As many of my readers may know by now, I love to travel. When I travel, I always find myself making connections. Sometimes those connections are literal, like when I had only 45 minutes to make a connecting flight, and sometimes the connections are fairly obvious, like when I see Colorado Boulevard ...

Hello dear readers, Sukkot is one of my favorite holidays, and one of the reasons why is all the time to spend with family. True, there’s a lot of family time in the previous holidays of Tishrei, but Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur just have a different feel to them, you know? During those holidays ...

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Hello dear readers, Every holiday on the Jewish calendar provides a different experience, but in terms of preparations, they’re usually very similar. For davening, there are some things to add or subtract, hallel or a megillah or something. There’s food to prepare, either for before the holiday (like Yom Kippur) or during the holiday (like ...

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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 ...