Honoring a Bad Mom on Mother’s Day

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Today is Mother's Day.That means that everywhere both online and off, it's about moms. This weekend's Facebook feed has been filled with pictures of my friends with their moms, both past and present. Statuses saying how awesome their maternal parent was and how thankful they were for their moms. The commercials on the radio blast how it's "not too late" to get mom that gift she deserves. (Because capitalism never rests!)I am happy for my friends that they all have such a great … [Read more...]

Yom HaShoah 2014 – Lessons We Can All Learn

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This year, AprilĀ 27th and 28th were when we participated in Yom HaShoah. It is theĀ  day on the Jewish calendar marked specifically to remember the Shoah, also known as the Holocaust. The entirety of last week was also devoted to remembrance of the Shoah in the form of "Holocaust Remembrance Week".The Shoah was one large, terrible tragedy that made up the bigger tragedy that was the Second World War. The political, social, legal, scientific, and technological world shifted because of the a … [Read more...]

….But You Eat Ham, Right?

So, my mom called me the other day. The conversation unfolded like this:Mom: "Hey, I have a question for you.""Okay.""Do you eat ham? "My mind immediately jumped to my inner desire to go vegan. How'd she know? I backtracked...better ask why.Me: "Um yeah, I eat ham. The kids like it too.....why?""Oh, we were trying to decide between ham and turkey for Christmas and since you were converting to Judaism we wondered if you were eating ham."...aha. So we went from not talking about … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Celebrate Thanksgivukkah

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Image sourced from thisreidwrites 2013 is a pretty special year when it comes to kicking off the winter sprint of American holidays, because this year Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah occur on the same day. It's being dubbed everything from "Thanksgivingukkah" to "Thanksgivukkah". I prefer the latter, but I've seen it all.ThanksgivingThanksgiving is annually celebrated by Americans on the fourth Thursday of November. Its status as a national holiday did not occur until … [Read more...]


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