Sukkot-Shemini Atzeret 5775 Post Mortem

October 19, 2014 Leave a comment

The intermediate days of Sukkot got busy. We finally bought the new microwave and shopped and finalized invitations and so on. Read more…

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Sukkot 5775 III

October 12, 2014 Leave a comment

The holiday continues. We’re now in the days of “chol hamoed,” the intermediate days of Sukkot, when we are still commanded to eat in the sukkah, and wave the four species, but can basically do most forms of work. Read more…

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Sukkot 5775 II

October 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Jonathan decorated the sukkah this morning. So that’s done. Read more…

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Sukkot 5775

October 7, 2014 Leave a comment

No battle plan survives contact with the enemy. In this case, the enemy was a rhinovirus. In other words, I caught a poorly timed cold. Read more…

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Yom Kippur 5775 Post-Mortem + Sukkot

October 5, 2014 3 comments

Yes, combining two holidays! How daring! Also, while Y”K is more significant in the greater scheme of things, Sukkot takes a lot more preparation. In fact, it’s second only to Pesach in its needs. Read more…

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Yom Kippur 5775

October 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Yom Kippur prep is very different, because it’s a fast day. That means no food or drink for 25 hours. Obviously, that assumes one is well enough to do so. I monitor my blood sugar to ensure I’m all right. My husband is recovering from pneumonia, and while he’ll fast, he may spend the end of the holiday home rather then in synagogue. Read more…

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Rosh HaShanah 5775 Post Mortem

September 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Success. All three meals. Read more…

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