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Tikkun Olam

Posted by: erika on: August 11, 2011

I’ve just finished Rabbi Joseph Telushkin’s book Hillel-If Not Now, When and have been inspired by more than a few passages.  One of them is Tikkun Olam, a basic Jewish colloquialism that Hillel instituted over two thousand years ago.  As Jews (look at me) we have the responsibility of Tikkun Olam, to repair the world. […]

Purim Time!

Posted by: erika on: March 18, 2011

  We’re back into Jewish Holiday Season!  The month of Adar (and Adar II) are filled with fun and exciting holidays one being PURIM!  Which starts tomorrow tonight at sundown. Just in case you don’t know what Purim is, I’ll give you a very brief rundown of the holiday. There’s this kinda silly king and […]

Pesach Panic

Posted by: erika on: February 26, 2011

Just in case you’re counting there are 51 days until Passover.  Yup, 51 days to get all of your Pesach preparations complete.  A while back one of my readers, Dena, told me that she was already getting stressed about Pesach preparations.  I sort of shrugged her off with the booze and festivities of Purim in […]

This is going to be one long post, but I will try to be as concise as possible without sounding like I’m rattlling off fun-facts of my previous week.  It’s probably best to start with the most recent and work my way back to last Friday, my Hanukkah party. 1.  Shabbat, this week. I met […]

Back soon with exciting news!

Posted by: erika on: December 9, 2010

Hanukkah is over and what a doozy it was!  I’ll be back to updating later this weekend but so much fun to discuss. 1.  Our raging Hanukkah Party 2.  Sheer joy of lighting the menorah for 8 days 3.  Jews for Racial and Economic Justice Event 4.  My podcast for the Jewish Forward. Exciting, right?  […]


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