Monthly Archives: October 2013

Birkat hakohanim on Sukkot

I know Alli already talked a bit about Sukkot, but here’s a little extra thing that she didn’t mention. When the Jewish temple stood, traditional Jewish practice required each person to show up at the Temple three times a year … Continue reading

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Family Travels Part I – Old Favorites

During Sukkot, Adam’s father came for another visit. This time he was with us for two weeks, and while it still felt like it went by quickly, it definitely felt less whirlwind than his last visit. We really got to … Continue reading

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Sukkot and Simchat Torah

I know that the holidays of Sukkot and Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah are already  about 4 weeks gone, but it has become harder to find time to write because life is so much busier with a baby. I want to take … Continue reading

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What a difference a year makes

The holidays at the start of the year always spur self-reflection for me.  This year I can’t help but notice the remarkable changes and growth our family has undergone.  Obviously, Alli and I became parents with the birth of our … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur

There isn’t as much to say about Yom Kippur compared to the other holidays. Most of the day is spent in synagogue, an experience that is pretty much the same in Israel as it is back in the United States. … Continue reading

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