Well, folks. Tonight is the holiday of Shavout, celebrating the giving of the torah at Mount Sinai. We stay up all night, we drink lots of coffee, we read the Bible… And we also eat heavenly cheesecake. So, I thought it would be a good day to share our family’s favorite homemade cheesecake recipe and… Read More Nerak’s Homemade Cheesecake
It’s one of those times of year again! 😛 So, our family has been taking internet fasts for the feasts this past year (I’ve taken Sukkot and Hannukah off, if you guys have been following for a while) and Passover finishes up the cycle. I’ve been not as consistent as usual in the past weeks… Read More Passover Hiatus
Shana tova, guys! That means happy new year… even though it’s September. 😛 We’re going by the Jewish lunar calendar here, so it actually is the Jewish new year. So, we do all sorts of fun things on Rosh Hashana with lots of symbolism so the little guys in our family can get it too.… Read More Rosh Hashana
Yes! I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to get this video on before passover was over. So, Yay for that! 🙂 Another awesome Maccabeats video for the holiday. This is REALLY creative what they did with this. So, the traditional Dayenu tune is a very neutral, easy melody. Easy to mess… Read More Who says “Dayenu” has to be repetitive?
This was my faithwriters entry on the topic of Rage. It’s based on the Jewish story of the chain reaction that resulted in the destruction of the temple. It’s really interesting, and there’s way more to this story. These are just the first couple dominoes in big line up. The Invitation Baseless hatred.… Read More The Invitation
A short story for faithwriters under the topic of Lust. I chose the definition of all-consuming desire. Hope you enjoy! Please comment! By the way, the definition of a Mitzvah is a good deed. Yitzhak was what they called a mitzvah miser. Whenever there was anything that needed to be done in town: widows… Read More The Mitzvah Miser
I know I’m squeezing this in right at the end, but… Happy Hanukkah, Everyone! So, I have some goodies for you. A song, cool torah teachings and… Donuts. Oh-ho. You just know you have to keep reading now, don’t you? First, the Maccabeats: Love that song. 🙂 And the torah teachings for the Joseph… Read More Hanukkah!
Short story on the topic of coming of age. Please comment! The night outside the camp was so dark one could almost imagine that the outside world didn’t exist. The searchlight would sweep its never resting glare over the cold, cement barracks and the helmeted men at the corner guard… Read More Bar Mitzvah
G’day, everyone! Miss me? Well, I finally got some internet, so I decided to post this article that just won 1st place in Faithwriters!!!! The topic was Cup and Saucer. Please comment! ~writefury The sun sets below the black horizon of pine tree tops and the sky turns various shades of pink,… Read More Havdalah Service