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Our Thanksgiving Shabbos Tradition

We didn’t live near any relatives when I was growing up, and since my mother doesn’t particularly enjoy cooking (I think her motto is something like “cook to survive”), Thanksgiving wasn’t ever a big to-do for us.  However, when my family moved to St. Louis twelve years ago, we found ourselves close to family, and… Continue reading Our Thanksgiving Shabbos Tradition

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays, er, Thursday: Being Thankful

Being thankful is a very Jewish thing.  I’ve heard an opinion that some frum Jews don’t celebrate Thanksgiving because every day is Thanksgiving, and so there’s no need to set aside one specific day.  It could also be because no one wants to make Thanksgiving dinner and then Shabbos a day later (I’m making traditional… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays, er, Thursday: Being Thankful

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Lasting Effects

I attended a shiur yesterday morning (practically an open miracle), and a mention of the influence we can have on other people’s lives piqued my interest as a potential topic to post. Basically, we may not think that we’re influential (Who?  Little old me?), but every time we interact with someone, even the cashier at… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Lasting Effects


Do the Diamante

Even though I’ve lost a number of brain cells through pregnancy and parenthood, I refuse to stop trying to use what’s left of my sleep-deprived mind!  I still enjoy reading books (and not just Dr. Seuss’ masterworks, either), dabbling in foreign languages (besides Toddler), playing music (other than the ABC song), and now, writing poetry!… Continue reading Do the Diamante