Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

It’s Almost Rosh Hashanah And Almost Nothing Is Done

Okay, that’s an exaggeration. I actually do have some things done, a result of me finally learning to double kugel recipes and also bake kugels in smaller containers (my family never, never finishes a 9×13, even when we have guests, and the leftover inevitably are tossed, but it took me years to just put the… Continue reading It’s Almost Rosh Hashanah And Almost Nothing Is Done

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Things I Learned When My Fridge Stopped Working on Rosh Hashana

Yes, you read that correctly.  When I opened the refrigerator on Thursday night to take out the food for the next meal, I noticed that the temperature inside the fridge was . . . not cold.  I closed the door and immediately re-opened it, thinking maybe I was imagining things.  But, no, it was definitely… Continue reading Things I Learned When My Fridge Stopped Working on Rosh Hashana

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Hanging in the Balance

Well, here we are in the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, the ten days in between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.  In these days our judgments are hanging in the balance, and we are praying for the best.  It’s common for people to  step up their mitzvah observance in order to merit a favorable judgment.  Some people… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Hanging in the Balance

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Rosh HaShanah davening with small children afoot

I recently started davening  from a siddur again after a long stretch of it not being feasible.  Though I definitely have had finer moments with my concentration level, I’m happy to at least do what I can. Weekday Shemoneh Esrei?  No problemo.  Thank G-d, my kids are able to occupy themselves while I daven.  … Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Rosh HaShanah davening with small children afoot