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Welcome to our Seder!

Seder can mean two different things: either the Seder, the prayer service, or the meal after. Both are beautiful traditions: full of sounds, smells, and tastes, often not together at any other time, but they are actually both part of the whole. The Passover Meal is “the Seder.”  Since we don’t live in Israel, we […]

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What is this Holiday :: Passover?

And while we’re at it, why is it called that? These are great questions! Passover is the celebration of the Jews’ liberation from Egypt. Passover is celebrated on the 15th day of Nisan and lasts 7 or 8 days, depending on the practice in each home. The Hebrew word for the holiday is Pesach (pay-sock). […]

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Great Presidents’ Day Reads!

It’s Presidents’ Day!  While getting an extra long weekend is good enough reason to celebrate, we can also take a little time to remember the many great presidents of our country and what they accomplished.  Here is a book list of the best Presidents’ Day books on the shelf!  For the youngest readers (preschool age):  […]

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Non Restaurant Valentine’s Dates

Ah Valentine’s Day. I have a love/hate relationship with the greeting card invented holiday. On the one hand, I love that there is a holiday devoted to love and relationships. On the other hand, it feels very mass marketed and forced. I also HATE (sorry, I’m trying to get my kid not to say “hate”) […]

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Someone Will Be Missing at Our Table

Christmas is my favorite holiday. It always has been. The beautiful lights all around town, the cheery decorations, the songs, and the constant reminders for my soul that a good God began the greatest rescue of all time with a little baby. I think it is fairly universal that the holidays are a time when […]

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Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hannukkah! Happy Channukkah! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Chanukka! Sameach Hanukkah! Whichever one you prefer, Happy Hanukkah to you and yours! The story of Hanukkah is that the Greeks were trying to desecrate the Temple to push out the Jews in Second Century BC. The Maccabees revolted and defended the region against the Greeks. When they […]

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