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Blessing for Bacon? So, Yeah, That Happened.

Teaching Hebrew school is always an adventure . . . you just never know what will happen on any given afternoon.  The kids are absolutely adorable – sweet, good children who probably really don’t want to be in Hebrew school on a Tuesday afternoon after a long day of school.  That said, most of them … Continue reading


Looks like I’ll be switching to a self-hosted site at some point in the next two weeks.  Shout out of thanks to a reader (Dr. Roxanne Sukol) who alerted me to the ads now appearing on individual post pages.  I’ll still be posting here until I switch, but UGH!  Not a fan of ads.

shhhh . . . I’m religious . . .

What’s that now?  You say Reform Jews are not Orthodox?  That’s true . . . I didn’t say Orthodox.  I said “religious“. Religion is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values.[1] Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories … Continue reading


Cross posted with slight modifications at Out of the Ortho Box – thanks for the opportunity Ruchi! My Rebbetzin-comrade-in-arms Ruchi wrote this post last week.  In it she describes some Jews who say, ” Why do I need to worry about all these commandments?  I’ll just be a good person and not bother others.  I … Continue reading