Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

When it’s Time to Give Back

We were on vacation for the last ten or so days, visiting my parents, doing what I consider to be an American tradition:  The cross-country road trip.  It was very refreshing.  So much so that even though my re-emergence into normal life included a Motzei Shabbos clean-up involving one area rug, a blanket, a pillowcase,… Continue reading When it’s Time to Give Back

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Nine Days Menu Plan – Scrap the Meat, Bring Out the Tofu

Recently I was asked if I had a Nine Days Menu Plan set yet.  At the time, I did not.  In general, I’ve fallen away from monthly menu planning.  We’ve fallen into a comfortable routine of: Sunday ~ leftovers from Shabbos Monday ~ Fish or Pareve Tuesday ~ Whatever – either leftovers of Monday or… Continue reading Nine Days Menu Plan – Scrap the Meat, Bring Out the Tofu

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Making the bride and groom happy

If you’ve never been to an Orthodox wedding, you should really get to one.  I mean it.  They are a mix of seriousness (the ceremony) and crazy-funness (the reception).  Picture rabbis in dark coats and long beards, and then picture those same rabbis dancing with their arms in the air, juggling, doing handstands, showing off… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Making the bride and groom happy

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Don’t Ever Give Up

Whew! I hope everyone had a good Shavuos, and ate at least a little cheesecake (I actually didn’t get any, but I’ve made my peace with that). Between Shabbos and Yom Tov and Shabbos again, I feel like I haven’t blogged in absolutely ages. But here we are again, it’s Tuesday, and I have a… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Don’t Ever Give Up