Archive For June, 2011

Doing Shavuos a week late

By | June 13, 2011

Photo credit: Catherine Munro

I had GRAND plans for Shavuos, let me tell you. I’m a lifelong vegetarian, so this was my time to shine. Leaving meat out of Shabbos meals is normal in our house, but on Shavuos it would actually make sense. So at first, I figured it was the perfect time to have guests. As a […]

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An eggs-tra nice surprise

By | June 9, 2011


On Shabbos, my husband and I hosted my sister for the last time this year. Her seminary classes ended this week, and her flight back to the States is on Monday. So long, seminary; hello, FIT. And yes, we miss her already. We told her long ago that she didn’t have to bring anything in […]

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My husband has his birthday on erev chag. Do I get a free t-shirt?

By | June 6, 2011


My husband was born on erev Shavuos. Which means this week goes like this: Festive birthday dinner on Monday night, special Yom Tov meals for Tuesday dinner and Wednesday lunch, and Shabbos cooking a day later. In other words: Shabbos, Shabbos, Shabbos, all in a row. Now, I know a birthday doesn’t necessarily warrant “Shabbos.” And it’s not […]

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