Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Solace from Tragedy

Today is our fifth wedding anniversary.  I was going to write something about marriage, or husbands, or something like that.  Something light. But if you’ve been paying attention to the news from Friday, you’ll understand why I don’t feel capable of writing something lighthearted.  Not right now.  I don’t think I’m even able to do… Continue reading Solace from Tragedy

Marriage · Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Having Guests – A Pleasure or a Pain?

Having guests is a big mitzvah.  We learn in the Talmud that it’s one of the few mitzvos that we can enjoy the fruits of in this world, yet the principle is still intact in the World to Come.  So it’s kind of a big deal.  It can be inspiring, enjoyable, entertaining.  But what happens when… Continue reading Having Guests – A Pleasure or a Pain?

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Me and My Covered Hair, Part Two: Tichels, Hats and More

Hi! Did you end up here because you did a search for the word “tichel” or “mitpatchat” or something along those lines? Welcome! I don’t actually talk about tichels all that much on this blog, but I do talk about other things, like a lot about motherhood, a little about marriage, a lot about Jewish topics, and then some random other… Continue reading Me and My Covered Hair, Part Two: Tichels, Hats and More

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Me and My Covered Hair, Part One: the Sheitel

Hi! Did you end up here because you did a search for the word “sheitel” or something sheitel related? Welcome! I don’t actually talk about sheitels all that much on this blog (except for this post, which you should totally read), but I do talk about other things, like a lot about motherhood, a little… Continue reading Me and My Covered Hair, Part One: the Sheitel

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays – All the time

One thing that Judaism has is lots and lots of mitzvos.  Mitzvos that govern how to eat, talk, get dressed, get married.  Most of the mitzvos are related to specific acts (like cooking) or specific times (like waking up in the morning).  There are, however, six mitzvos that one is supposed to keep in mind… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – All the time