Things You Can Do for Tu B’Shevat

Tu b’Shevat is coming up at the end of the month and although it is a holiday that is not well known in the US, it is increasing in popularity. Unless you have a kid in religious school or are pretty observant yourself, you probably haven’t heard of it. Quickly for the uninitiated: Tu b’Shevat

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Life Isn’t Perfect: Bloopers from Chai & Home

Happy Secular New Year, everyone! During the break I was going through a lot of old photographs and I became amazed at how many pictures I take that never get published. You can easily get the impression from reading Chai & Home that I live some kind of perfect life and I even hear that

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After Christmas Sales for Jews

Because I have a lot of new readers since my inaugural post on Christmas Shopping for Jews, I thought I’d re-post it with a special reminder to get out there this weekend so you can get stocked up for all your Jewish celebrations this year. Don’t forget to think about all the Jewish holidays as

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10 Movies on Netflix Jews Should Watch

Updated: December 20, 2017! Okay, so “should” is a little strong, but if you are looking for a movie this weekend, here are a few of my favorites on Netflix streaming that are of interest to Jews. Either having a Jewish filmmaker or about Jews themselves, these movies are not the typical Holocaust fare. I picked

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Bubbe’s Bargains: Hanukkah Plates

Sur La Table really isn’t on my radar much for Hanukkah stuff other than baking supplies but Bubbe recently found this bargain on little Hanukkah salad plates. There are two styles and both are on sale now at a pretty good discount. If you aren’t crazy about how your spread is turning out for tonight,

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How to Make a Hanukkah Cracker Out of an Ordinary One

Today, we are going to make a Hanukkah cracker by converting the standard goyishy Chirstmas cracker into a Jewishy one that is more appropriate for Hanukkah. You can buy non-holiday specific crackers at stores like Bed Bath and Beyond and Joann, but my favorite place to buy them is at a discounter like Marshalls or

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