Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Looking To The Past Before Moving Ahead To The Future

Yesterday, during the fast, I decided to peer into the archives here and see if there was any content I could post on this blog’s Facebook page. I did find this great post from four years ago that was anyways getting a ton of search traffic. I felt such a rush of emotions going through… Continue reading Looking To The Past Before Moving Ahead To The Future

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

What to Read, Watch or Listen to on Tisha B’Av

There was a time when I would mark the beginning of the Three Weeks by going to the library and checking out an armful of Holocaust books.  By the time Tisha B’Av came around, I would be appropriately sobered by my reading.  That was back when I was single, and had little demands on my… Continue reading What to Read, Watch or Listen to on Tisha B’Av

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: Stop the baseless hatred

Yes, I know it’s Monday, but I wanted to get this idea out into the interweb before the fast starts tonight. Last week I talked about one way to help hasten the redemption.  To sum up, because lashon hara led to the institution of Tisha B’Av, it is also preventing the redemption.  So don’t speak… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Stop the baseless hatred

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Speaking well of others

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the three weeks, and within them, the nine days, are some of the saddest days on the Jewish calendar.  Many of the calamities that have befallen the Jewish people (and oh, have there been a lot of those) originated from events that occurred during this time period.  These sad… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Speaking well of others