Tag: Family


A Shabbat of Peace For All

I am taking a moment out of my day to stop reading about the impeding war in Israel… to stop looking at pictures of dead and injured children on both sides… to stop drafting messages from my CEO to our community on what is going on in Israel… Why? (Other than the obvious answer of, that is all insanely depressing) To say to all of you…   SHABBAT SHALOM   Let this be a sabbath of peace. For the Israelis. For the Gazans and Palestinians. For my friends and family who are......

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How does our garden grow?
Family, Judaism |
September 28, 2012

How does our garden grow?

In March, a friend asked me if I would be interested in meeting a guy friend of hers. “He’s a really nice guy and very cute,” she told me. “Sure,” I said, “send me a picture?” She did and man, was this guy cute. We spoke for the first time in the beginning of April (2012). Halfway through our first date, I texted my roommate, “This is the man I am going to marry.” Our dating experience could have been typical… dinners out, movies, etc. But our romance was far from that.......

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No Pants Dance – Month Three… already?

WOW! This challenge is flying by! And it has become such a part of my life, my spending habits have changed so much already, I am announcing here and now that I am extending it for another three months. That would be a total of six months! My challenge will end at the end of November now. I know… be proud. 🙂 July was pretty easy. Again, I purchased one or two small things, with coupons to satisfy that craving. I really believe if you cut yourself off too cold turkey when......

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As The Candles Gutter Out

Today is the last day of Chanukah. Last night we lit our last candles of this holiday. With all the hype that led up to Chanukah, it’s hard to imagine that it is over. I can’t image what it feels like for Christians who have (I feel) an even bigger build up to their holiday and then only one night and one day Xmas. With all this holiday spirit and war on Xmas talk… what are we, as Jews to feel when we look at our lit chanukiah? Our chanukiah brings light......

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Why Thanksgiving is this Jewish girl’s favorite holiday…

Ever since I was a little girl, there was no doubt what my favorite holiday was. Thanksgiving. Now, I would say that it really is a tie for number one… Thanksgiving tied with Purim. Now Purim was special because I was born on Purim in a leap year, meaning I was born in Adar II, when we add a whole extra month. So Purim always held a special place in my heart. But why Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving. A quintessential American holiday. A holiday that represents America and apple pie and all things patriotic.......

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The Pride of a Daughter
Family, Judaism |
November 14, 2011

The Pride of a Daughter

I am so very proud of my family. Now, we may be crazy but I am still very proud of my whole family. But this post is about my father. My father, my tatti, my abbasama, is a very special guy. He was always pretty slow to anger. Never hit us, rarely spanked us, and I was only grounded once… when I was 5… and I walked to the next-door neighbor’s house without telling them… and she couldn’t see me in the peephole because I was too little… I was “lost” for......

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Shana Tova u’Mitukah – A Happy and Sweet New Year

Shana tova to my readers! I have so many great blog posts waiting in the queue to finish and I promise I will but thank you for another amazing year with you, my loyal and kinda friends who continue to check this crazy blog! This time last year I was at Mayanot in Israel and exploring the holidays in Jerusalem. I remember the struggle I felt as I was trying to settle into life in Israel and celebrate the holidays away from my family. This year, life is totally different. Oh how......

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HackerPocalypse 2011 – The Lesson

If you would like to start this journey with me by reading part one, HackerPocalypse 2011 – The Story, please feel free. So yesterday, I told you the emotional parts, the sadness and sorrow of the losing 10+ years of email and memories. Today I am going to talk technical. If this has happened to you, here are the things you need to know. First of all, though I am a very savvy web person, I think I was the victim of a spam email. It looked like it was coming from......

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HackerPocalypse 2011 – The Story

Here is the first part of a two-part story. This is the story of HackerPocalypse 2011. I am a savvy online person. I can spot scams a mile away. I debunk chain letters and forwards. This scam was so insidious that I was caught in its web. If I was caught, you could be too. This first part is the story of what happened, the next blog will be about how to prevent it and what to do when it happens to you. As my cousin said, “There are two kinds of......

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Some People Are Just Real

Knowing that my blog is read widely and open to everyone, I definitely keep certain things to myself. Sometimes there are amazing and fun or sad and upsetting things that you just don’t want to share. I have been keeping one of those (positive ones) to myself lately and have decided it was time to share. 🙂 I have been chatting with Mayim Bialik (of Blossom and Big Bang Theory fame) since April or May. It’s very cool. She came to Colorado to hear the Maccabeats play the Boulder Jewish Festival and......

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