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 […]
On the morning of Erev Pesach, we burned all of the chametz that we discovered the night before.
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:
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 […]
Jeff at work bumped into me in the hallway and asked if cous cous could be eaten on Pesach. He was bummed to find out that it’s made from semolina, so it’s a no-go. I tipped him off to quinoa, which he had never heard of. It’s yummy, similar in size to cous cous, and […]
Photos from last night’s Purim 5763 celebration at the Shtibl Minyan are now available online. As promised, it was a rockin’ good time.
Tonight’s Purim Spiel at the Shtibl Minyan is gonna be a rockin’ good time. We’ve written 11 sketches.
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 […]
Leonard Nimoy I made my way to Sinai Temple this past Sunday to hear Leonard Nimoy speak about his new book Shekhina, a “photographic essay” of the feminine side of God. Nimoy spoke eloquently, told some great stories about growing up Jewish in Boston, and spoke about photography, his hobby/passion since the 1970’s. During the […]
Saw this ad in the Jewish Journal today: LEONARD NIMOY goes where no man has gone before. Join him on a voyage towards SHEKHINA Live at Sinai Temple on Feb. 23, 2003 Leonard Nimoy will present his new book and dialogue with Rabbi David Wolpe. At least he’s Jewish. There are a few Hollywood celebs […]