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Archive for August 2011

9 Days/The Ninth of Av/Tisha B’Av

Posted by: erika on: August 8, 2011

“…The saddest day in Jewish History is the Ninth of Av…On this day the Babylonians destroyed the First Temple in 586BCE and the Romans burned down the Second temple in 70CE…During the Holocaust, the Nazis took pleasure in organizing murderous actions against the Jewish community on the ninth of Av…” – Jewish Literacy by Rabbi Joseph […]

12 Days and a Video

Posted by: erika on: August 5, 2011

The G-d Project is traveling around the US talking to Jews about G-d and Judaism and Jewish experience.  About a month ago they were in NYC and I sat down with them to chat.  My video is on their website, but you can watch it here.  Make sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook […]

13 Days and a Birthday!

Posted by: erika on: August 4, 2011

Today is my blog’s 1st birthday!  One year ago today I “penned” my first post.  It was not very exciting.  It basically just said this is my first post.  I’d like to think that the posts have gotten better, a bit witty, and even helpful.  It’s been a truly wonderful experience to share this journey […]

Ramadan Murbarak

Posted by: erika on: August 1, 2011

Today marks the beginning of the month of fasting for our Muslim brothers and sisters.  It’s a wonderful realization for me personally because I wrote about Ramadan last year on my blog.  On August 4th, my blog will celebrate its 1st Birthday and a few days after my blog’s birthday I will celebrate my Jewish […]


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