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Truly Highbrow Shabbes Table Conversation

Sometimes here at Casa Caruso we like to play a little game we call “Random Torah Triva” where Josh comes up with whatever pops into his head to ask the kids.  Here’s how our very shabbesdik triva went last night: ABBA: “Ok, who was Moshe’s father in law?” KIDS: Silent Stares. ME: “Oh, COME ON.  … Continue reading

Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory

Our local JCC put on a production of Willy Wonka this weekend.  My son Lev earned the role of Charlie – what a fun role – and my son Asher was a “techie” who moved sets around and also got to be the puppeteer for the squirrel in the factory scene with Veruca Salt.  The … Continue reading

Preschool Theology, Part II

Overheard in the bath: my daughter Shayna, the daughter of very ideological Reform Jews, and her cousin Maia, daughter of my brother and sister-in-law, who are Orthodox (the girls are the same age – just a few months apart): Shayna: Maia, guess what?  God lives in my pupik. Maia, very shocked: SHAYNA! THAT’S NOT TZNIUS … Continue reading

Preschool Theology

Shayna: “Mommy, I know where God lives.” Me: “Really?  Where?” Shayna: “In my pupik [belly].” Me: “In your pupik?” Shayna: “Yes, Morah Julie told me God is everywhere and inside all of us.” Me: “Oh.  Does God like it in there?” Shayna: “Yes, I eat very healthy.”