(Rabbi Stein of B’nai Shalom in Walnut Creek. An online sermon) I feel like attaching an audio link to the Simon & Garfunkel song, “It’s All Happening at the Zoo” and then writing new lyrics that say, “It’s all happening on the internet”. Every doggone thing is online! Today I read that during the pandemic…Read More »
Jewish home celebrations
Halloween in different Jewish homes
I have a friend who is an Orthodox Jew and her favorite non-Jewish holiday is Halloween. She loves the colors, the decorations, the candy, the spiders, etc. She could choose to be Reform and go with the whole, “It is just an American holiday. No big deal. It’s just letting kids have fun and eat…Read More »
Have a dirty, good time for Tu Bishvat!
My mouth fell open when I opened this page from JewHungryTheBlog! A dirt cake! Made of chocolate and more. I remembered that I had a friend years ago who made “dirt” cakes. She put hers in a clean flowerpot and poked gummy worms under the plastic flowers she used on top. My friend made her…Read More »
Hanukkah & Christmas: Is it a Dilemma?
Hanukkah and Christmas – the “December dilemma”. I never liked that term “dilemma”. Not that there isn’t an element of difficulty for an interfaith household, but the word made it seem so dire. I think I would prefer, December Questions, because it all boils down to a lot of questions. The core one being, how…Read More »