Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Spiritual Materialism

The winners of the sectioned-plate giveaway are announced at the bottom of the post, so if that’s all you’re here for, scroll on down! It’s really amazing what you can get used to living without.  Like the time our oven door was broken and I had to cook everything on the stovetop until it was… Continue reading Spiritual Materialism

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Why Religious Hypocrisy Isn’t A Deal Breaker For Me

{Howdy!  This post is up on Aish.com in a revised form.  If you wanna read it, go here}   I don’t really feel like writing.  There are a number of excuses I could use:  There’s a lot of housework to do; it’s a beautiful day out; my nails are too long (no, really, it bothers me when… Continue reading Why Religious Hypocrisy Isn’t A Deal Breaker For Me

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Dusting off my Siddur

Ooo – my first Torah Tuesdays post since the move!  I’m excited about this. Way back when, in the single-me days (okay, it really wasn’t that long ago), I was pretty great at davening twice a day.  So great, in fact, that when I heard mommies of little kids comment on how they hadn’t davened… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Dusting off my Siddur

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays – Be Happy With What You Have

We are in the thick of High Holiday season!  Rosh Hashanah is now behind us, and we are looking ahead to Yom Kippur from the Aseres Y’mei Teshuva – the Ten Days of Repentance.  I thought a post inspired by an article I read on Aish.com about Yom Kippur would be appropriate for today’s Torah… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – Be Happy With What You Have