Tonight is the first night of Passover. When we celebrate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Every year our family gathers together for a Seder. As a child I loved Passover. I was so fidgety having to responsively read the Haggadah. I wanted the Seder to be over so I could find the [...]
I have been home for 2 days, I am sitting in the Apple Store at the Chesnut Hill mall, which is located about 20 minutes west of Boston. I'm amazed that we all just all stood for a minute of silence to commemorate the week anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. I was in Israel [...]
This time tomorrow, I'll be on a plane to Israel. Last may I was at party, talking with a friend, who suggested I join her on a trip she was organizing for April 2013. She invited me to come to an informal meeting at her home, to hear about the upcoming trip. So, my friend [...]
We are currently on the 6th day of Passover. There is a ritual observant Jews do before Passover starts. They must clean their homes of all leavened foods. The hebrew word for this is Chametz. Looks like this guys found ours in the backyard. This squirrel looks like the kids at the end of the Seder, is [...]
Tonight, the 6th night of Hanukkah. Our son is home from school, and our nest is 3/4 FULL. He picked tonight's Menorah, a present he received for his Bar Mitzvah.
Tonight is it's just me and the doggies. I have chosen my childhood Menorah. It reminded me of the year when my brother and I were fighting over who was going to get to light the candles. I'm not sure who won, but, I remember my hair caught on fire. It was put out quickly [...]
This year is the first year that we are celebrating Hanukkah without our children. With the help of technology we were able to light the candles together! 2 iPads $1600 2 iPhones $500.00 Celebrating Hanukkah together priceless!
My husband and I went to South Beach in Miami for a few days. How lucky were we, we enjoyed 1. beautiful weather 2. great friends 3. a fantastic hidden gem our hotel/restaurant 4. great food We rented scooters, sat by the pool and caught up on our reading. On our last day the weather [...]