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Things That Make Shosh Uncomfortable : Magic Mike

While fretting over her graduate research on Emma Lazarus’ literary fight against anti-Semitism,¬†Shoshana Martyniak¬†found herself pregnant with her second child. A bit surprised, she refocused: leaving her almost decade-long writing instructor job to run a monthly Jewish publication, she became, … Continue reading

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The Ritual of Relaxation is Foreign to Me; or, Stolen Moments.

I am a Jew. Please don’t stop reading, I swear this is not a post about religion because that is something I don’t typically write about on my blog. One of the most important Jewish traditions is the ritual of observing … Continue reading

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Kelly from Speaking From the Crib & The Mother Load– are Schlepping From the Synagogue!

I helped Kelly over at Speaking From the Crib with a Hanukkah-related post for today. Go check her out & see! I have really enjoyed working with Kelly. She is so sweet & thoughtful and I love that she was … Continue reading

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Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop — An Open Letter to Santa Claus From Super Jew

If you’d like to play along, please check out Mama Kat’s blog. ***The prompt I’ve chosen for today is an open letter to Santa.*** Dear Santa, First of all, I’m really sorry that my family confused you when I was little. My … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah-inspired Haiku

Made the honey cakeSo dry the dog won’t eat it.Should’ve done box mix.____________________ Time for Tekiah GedolahI would have passed out by nowHow does he do it???____________________ Dinner prep at two,Red wine goes in the brisket–And into my glass.______________________ Round … Continue reading

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thoughts of substance

I realize this blog isn’t the fabulous arena of lofty thoughts I’d like it to be. But you have to consider that I am a mother to three-year-old twins. Secondly, you must realize that silence (necessary in order to arouse … Continue reading

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this makes it all worth it…

While I completely resent having to do all the dishes after slaving away all day on Shabbat dinner (including homemade challah and dessert!), somehow this makes it all worth it. Love the peaceful glow…. Go ahead and laugh at me. … Continue reading

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You, too, can be Super Jew!

I love my Shabbat candlestick set…I got it at B’Nai Jehudah’s gift shop. Challah in progress: be sure to incorporate the flour s-l-o-w-l-y….. This is what it looks like after it’s been sitting, covered, for 2 hours or so…all puffed … Continue reading

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Today and every day, I am a Jew

Today I visited the local mikvah (ritual bath) and had a little ceremony with my rabbi and two other rabbis. This is normally something done by people converting to Judaism; however, one may choose to do it anytime for a … Continue reading

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mezuzah

forgot to share with you—our rabbi came this week and helped us hang our mezuzah at the new house. here it is, and it was actually a gift from my dad, who found it on a visit to Prague a … Continue reading

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