9 Pinterest Boards for 9 Days Menu Ideas

The people in my family are such carnivores, just the idea of not eating meat for 9 days is tantamount to mourning a death in the family. Fortunately, that is the right frame of mind for the first 9 days of Av, when the Jewish people mourn the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem as

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Eight Great Mezuzah Cases

The first mitzvah performed in a newly established Jewish home is to hang a mezuzah. “Mezuzah” actually refers to the parchment contained in the decorative case, not the case itself, which is just called a mezuzah case. Of course, everyone just calls the whole thing a mezuzah. On the mezuzah scroll is written the Shema

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Star of David Perler Bead Ornaments

I love to feature businesses and craft projects that have a little Jew-y twist to them and when a friend recently gave me her kid’s discarded fuse bead collection, my son immediately jumped on the six-pointed star template contained within it. He said to me, “Mommy, I’m going to create something for your blog” so

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Modern Jewish Calendars for 5778

Yep, it’s that time of year! Here is the official release of my new Jewish calendars. I’m pretty excited about how they turned out and the early sales have been good, so that is very validating. I made 2 wall calendars and 2 planners this year. Here they are… Great Jewish Quotations Wall Calendar As

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How to Entertain Someone More Kosher Than Yourself

Goddess Party Supplies from Harlow & Grey   If you have regular contact with friends or family that are stricter in their observance of kashrut (Jewish dietary laws) than yourself, it can be difficult not being able to reciprocate their hospitality. But with careful planning, attention to detail, and an honest conversation, you can feel

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Jewish Gift Ideas for the Dad & Grad

If you are still stuck on what to get your dad or grad, here are my top Jewish gift ideas for the man and the grad. FEATURED PRODUCTS one / I wrote about this Travel Shabbat Set before but it is perfect for the traveling dad or student whose dorm accouterments need to be compact. two

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A New Look for Chai & Home

If you have been following Chai & Home for more than a couple of years, you know that I regularly say I am going to redesign the web site. Well, as you can see by looking around, I’ve finally done it! Chai & Home is going to be six years old this November and the

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