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Holidays

Valentine’s Day {2013}

Between the many Jewish and American holidays we celebrate, Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite! I LOVE Vday! It’s a holiday all about love, what could be better? No matter who is a part of your life there is at least one person you love. Pink and red, my favorite colors happen to be …

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Tu Bishvat {2013}

“Tu Bishvat higia chag hailanot” is the popular Israeli children’s song, meaning, Tu Bishvat is here. This year the celebration began on Friday night. On Tu Bishvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees, it is traditional not only to plant trees but also to eat food from the seven species mentioned in Deuteronomy (wheat, …

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Chanukah {2012}

Chanukah is not only a fun holiday, but the story behind it is great too! It’s not the most important holiday that we celebrate, but mostly a holiday for kids to experience. My tradition growing up was to light the menorah each night, recite a few prayers, open gifts (one gifts each night), sing songs, …

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Thanksgiving {2012}

It seems like my body is starting a trend. Anytime a holiday or an important occasion is around the corner, I get sick! This is the same as what happened around the holidays a couple of months ago. A runny nose or even some sneezing would be workable, but noooo, I get a full on …

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Simchat Torah {2012}

4 out of 4! We did it! We recently celebrated the last Jewish holiday of the season! Simchat Torah is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of the new cycle. The main celebration of Simchat Torah takes place in the synagogue during evening and morning …

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Sukkot {2012}

3 down and 1 more to go! We recently celebrated the Jewish holiday Sukkot. The main part of Sukkot is to eat (and sleep if you will) in a homemade hut. Since our patio is covered and have no other space to create this structure hubby made Sarah a Sukkah for her stuffed animals. Then …

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Yom Kippur {2012}

2 down and 2 more to go! It’s been three years in a row that we have “celebrated” Yom Kippur at the Hyatt hotel. As an observant Jew we walk to synagogue multiple times a day, fast (yes that includes no liquids or food of any kind) and no use of electricity for 25 hours. …

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