Category: Judaism

Back in the connected world

After two days of chag and a day of Shabbos, I’m back online again. That three day respite was great, even if it meant that I had 200 new messages in my Inbox. We hosted a wonderful seder on the first night, enjoyed a relaxing first day of chag (and an impromptu lunch with a […]

Pesach Kashering

On the day before Erev Pesach, we kashered the kitchen and searched the house for chametz. Hannah came over to help clean the kitchen and cover the countertops with contact paper: Here we are “discovering” some challah and setting it aside for the next morning:

The Counting of the Homer

This year, count the Omer with Homer! The Homer Calendar is an interactive guide to counting the omer, with Homer Simpson. The site has printable calendars for each of the seven weeks of the omer, along with a 1-page calendar showing all 49 days of the count. The site also features background on the omer […]

Rosh Chodesh Adar II

Today is Rosh Chodesh Adar II, the beginning of the happiest month of the Jewish year. משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה Mishe-nichnas Adar, marbim b’simcha When Adar enters, our joy increases (Ta’anit 29a). Purim falls on March 17th this year. That’s right, same as St. Patrick’s day. I’m looking forward to some cross-cultural drunken debauchery. The […]