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Holidays

Yom Kippur {2013}

For the past four years my family has been “celebrating” 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 (Friday at sundown to Saturday at sundown). Doing …

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Rosh Hashana {2013}

Last week my family celebrated the Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashana! Even Elmo celebrates the big event! I normally host (see last years debacle here) dinner, but this year we spent it with friends. Thank you for the scrumptious food Sigel’s! Leading up to RH, Sarah and I made traditional honey cakes. We made two different …

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4th of July {2013}

“The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.” – Carrie Jones Thank you to all of those protecting our freedom!! — For the past four years we’ve spent the 4th of July with our friends in their home in Malibu. However, earlier this year our friends sold their home. So we …

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Father’s Day {2013}

Another sick holiday. Another weekend indoors. Last weekend was Father’s Day and this time I was the one that was sick. From a sore throat to feeling dizzy every time I stood up, I was super sick! We had fun plans with our Brunch Crew, but instead we stayed indoors all weekend. The morning started …

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Mother’s Day {2013}

I have been blessed with the title of being a mama and yesterday I got to celebrate my third Mother’s Day! I had a very nice day! Hubby made us breakfast in the morning. Then Sarah and I attended a birthday party. While Sarah was napping I enjoyed a quiet trip to Target (by myself!!) …

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Passover {2013}

We recently celebrated eight days of Pesach (Hebrew for “Passover”). Most people know this holiday as the Matzah holiday. Since one of the days fell on the day Sarah attends school, I made sure to sign up to bring snack that week (we are all responsible for bringing snack once per semester). That way I …

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Purim {2013}

Last month we celebrated yet another Jewish holiday, Purim! Since Purim is not a holiday ordained by Moses in the first five books of the bible, it’s a very fun and causal holiday. Here are the 5 Purim observances my family follows: 1) Reading of the Megillah 2) Giving money gifts to the poor. 3) …

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