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“It’s Me! Chaim!”

13 Adar II 5774 – March 14, 2014
Purim around here is crazy. And I’m not just talking about the amount of questions I get.

Purim Party Settings

6 Adar II 5774 – March 7, 2014
Everyone is always looking for cute yet simple and inexpensive ideas to enhance their table at special occasions. Here are some attractive ways to create that festive look. Whether you use china or plastic, your guests will surely be delighted with your charming setup.

Purim Delight

29 Adar I 5774 – February 28, 2014
Having everyone home on a snow day can be a lot of fun – the first few times it happens. Once snow day number six hits, perhaps not so much and the real creativity has to come out.

More Entries From The Soup Contest

25 Adar I 5774 – February 24, 2014
Nothing says winter like a bowl of hot soup – and so many of you responded to our request for recipes back in December. The following are two more recipes we enjoyed.

On Choosing a Hero

15 Adar I 5774 – February 14, 2014
If your hero is fictional you could be crazy. And if they happen to be real, they are likely human and, unfortunately, inevitably flawed.

Kosher Scoop: Estee Kafra

While there are those who prefer holding a printed recipe in their hands, Estee has found that a cooking website has many advantages. Aside from the obvious cost factor and the ability to fix the rare mistakes, websites have a far greater ability to offer feedback.

Soup Recipes

17 Shevat 5774 – January 17, 2014
Nothing says winter like a bowl of hot soup – and so many of you responded to our request for recipes.

The Pomegranate Tree – Based on True Events

Perele stretches under the sturdy tree, savoring the calm breeze licking at her ankles, the blessed stillness of her secret retreat. Only a moment longer. These few short snaps of stolen time fill her with a heady sense of pleasure. This is her space. And trees don’t shout.

The MRF – Hillburn, NY

10 Shevat 5774 – January 10, 2014
The Recycling Plant in Hillburn, NY, also known as an MRF, Materials Recovery Facility, offers an extensive education on the importance of recycling, as well as exciting activities related to recycling for children to enjoy.

You’re On Your Own

This week we deal with questions from people who, one way or another, are on their own. And as usual, we don’t really help them.

Breaking Free

6 Shevat 5774 – January 7, 2014
In the dim lights of the auditorium, the outfit screamed of loudness, and I felt different.

Face-Less

6 Shevat 5774 – January 6, 2014
My first cell phone was given to me by a son who doesn’t live near us. He was tired of trying to reach me on our landline. He felt it was wrong for me not to be able to be accessible to my family, and I must admit that he was right.

Travel With Alternative Vehicles

Talk to people who own hybrid cars and they will happily gloat about how infrequently they fill up their tank or how many miles they get to the gallon. Chat with owners of electric cars and they will wax enthusiastically about how often they go to the gas station. Just so you know: they don’t. Ever.

Your Staycation: A Top Ten List

25 Tevet 5774 – December 27, 2013
Ahh, Winter Break. Those glorious ten days each year when the kids have vacation and hopefully, you do too. Heading off to Florida sounds pretty amazing right about now, huh? What? You're not going anywhere? Staying home? Yeah, that was us – every single year.* Affording a warm-weather vacation with a bunch of kids is pretty much out of the question for many families and this year is no exception. So instead of taking a vacation, plan a staycation.

Tales of An Overtime Cook: Miriam Pascal

18 Tevet 5774 – December 20, 2013
Welcome to Food Talk, a new feature that will highlight food bloggers, those enterprising souls who always seem to come up with something new, creative and most importantly, delicious. If you are anything like me, many of the recipes you make are the ones that magically show up in your inbox one morning and if you get lucky, these new dishes fast become family favorites.

Out To Lupper

11 Tevet 5774 – December 13, 2013
Dear Mordechai, What is the origin of the custom to eat Seudah Shlishis in shul? Mizmor L’David

Once Upon A Washer

4 Tevet 5774 – December 6, 2013
Is anyone else alarmed by the way extended warranties are sold on just about anything and everything? It means one of two things – either someone has found a great way of getting consumers to part with more of their hard earned dollars or manufacturers have no faith in their own products. Neither of those options is particularly heartwarming.

The UnLatkes

27 Kislev 5774 – November 29, 2013
It’s not Chanukah without latkes! That’s true; but don’t make the same boring latkes this year. Go for something healthier, more vibrant, and flavorful.

Menorah Contest

Each year at our family Chanukah party, we try to introduce a new activity, to keep things fun and exciting for the children and adults alike. Last year’s addition – a huge hit – was a menorah-making contest.

Gush Etzion

Honestly, it would be hard to choose the one area that could win the title “the most dramatic site” in Eretz Yisrael. However, one strong candidate has to be Gush Etzion.

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