Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is this Shabbat! 1

Contrary to the evidence here, I haven’t given up this blog! I’m still in the US for my health, and still working on getting back to normal while enjoying and managing 4 small kids and everything that comes with them. Bli neder, I’ll do a “what I did on my […]

Preparing meals ahead of time

With Tishrei barreling our way (Rosh Hashana is two weeks from today – evening of Sept 4th!), it’s time to think ahead and get ready. I already have some important things from my list done: kids’ clothes and tzitzit shopping buying pjs for everyone (our family tradition) order lulav/etrog checked our […]

Tishrei looking back: What went right? (And wrong?)

We made it through the Tishrei holidays! Now we are on a higher level. But next-year-you will LOVE this-year-you if you jot down some notes about what went right, what went wrong, what time shul went until (Simchat Torah is a always late and different shuls get out at different […]

Looking for a Yom Kippur checklist?

Here it is: Yom Kippur Checklist (free download in Word so you can adjust as you like!) Starting a few days BEFORE the fast, DRINK! Get as fully hydrated as possible. Spiritual preparation: ask forgiveness from those you have wronged, forgiving those who have wronged you, doing teshuva, and giving extra tzedaka Clean/prepare white or light clothing for each family member, […]

High holiday / Yomim Tovim resources

With Elul going by quickly, here are some ideas on where to look for more information and inspiration. Aish.com: Elul, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur. Recipes, videos, activity ideas and more. (And a Sukkot page) Chabad: Elul, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur links (Plus Sukkot and Simchat Torah) Learntorah shiurim: sort by […]