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Spanx may make panty lines invisible, but can’t smooth over feminist critique

This delicious article in the  Boston Globe had me pumping my feminist fist in the air! In a report on the Combined Jewish Philanthropies Women’s Philanthropy’s annual Pomegranate event held at Congregation Mishkan Tefilah in Chestnut Hill, MA, Beth Teitell reported that there were no “visible panty lines,” or “VPLs.”

Speaking at the event was Spanx chief executive Laurie Ann Goldman. Teitell  reports …

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Make Plastic Crafting Elements From Recycled Ice Cream Container Tops

Recycled ice cream container top crafting? Why yes, and I’m just stopping by for a moment to share a little recycled crafting insight I thought of as I was about to reluctantly toss a pile of stray plastic container tops. I had them in my hand and I said to my daughter, “Wouldn’t these be great frames for some project?” I was actually thinking mosaic or something, since our tops tend to be oval shaped. And then it occurred to me that the plastic could be used unto itself! And so …

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Make Some Fun Doodle Frames—A Passover Craft For The Whole Family!

… can put off spring cleaning by crafting these cute little doodle frames, since they may just come in handy during and after the cleaning! How’s that for some crafty justification for that which is really procrastination? And of course some readers have started to ask for Passover crafts, so this meets their needs as well, since I really can’t bear to let down my gracious readers!

These cute little doodle frames will hang on the doors of each room in our home and hopefully be filled …

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Things that make you go pshhhh!!!

… of those things that frummies say when they are proud, honored or honoring someone – I guess the goyishe equivalent would be “hell yeh” or “you da man” and there are many instances when people feel like going Pshhh…I wonder shclock rock will take that title for an album – or will it be copyright infringement?

Getting called to the Torah

When you read a good devar torah

When someone good gets up to daven

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Memorial built at site of Auschwitz oven builders

A memorial site and educational center to open this week on International Holocaust Remembrance Day documents the role played by a German maker of crematoria in the mass execution of Europe’s Jews and others.

Hitler’s top men dreamed up the horrors of the Holocaust, but without the support of German engineers and industrialists like Topf & Sons, they would never have succeeded in murdering millions.

Through …

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20 Jews from Tunisia make aliyah

The overthrow of the Tunisian government last week led 20 local Jews to make aliyah to Israel this week. The six families, which decided to immigrate to the Jewish state following the fearful situation in Tunisia, were brought over in a complex operation involving many bodies, including the Jewish Agency, Absorption Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry and several different …

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Oreo Cheesecake for Shabbat

Oreo Cheesecake for Shabbat

… is a festive Jewish observance where families and friends join together for a special dinner. Make your Shabbat dinner extra special with this Oreo Cheesecake recipe from aish.com. I’ve tried preparing this and believe me, this is a really yummy treat.

For this recipe, you need 2 cups of crushed Oreos, 2 tablespoons of butter, ¼ cup of brown sugar, 2 lbs. of softened cream cheese,1 ¼ cups of sugar, 1/3 cup of pareve (non dairy) whip, 2 tablespoons of flour, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, …

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Make Hanukkah Decorations With Tissue Paper!

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Tonight is the last night of Hanukkah, so why not make some more Hanukkah decorations to keep things festive after seven days of partying? And infact, the 8th day of Hanukkah which is called zot chanukah happens to be a very important day spiritually— a day in which one may pray specifically for refuah shelaima ( healing of the sick ), parnassa (livelihood), and children for …

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The cholent sucks here

The cholent sucks here

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When I first moved out here I didn’t mind the green kiddush much, some chips and salsa, veggie sticks, guacamole and several varieties of cookies seemed alright to me – but I’ve been here a year and this is one of the true sides to living in the west.

I’m sure there are shuls in LA that know how to throw a kiddush, but here in the Bay Area and several other west coast …

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Having A Hanukkah Party? Make A Mini-Dreidel Bunting!

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Make your Hanukkah gathering super cute with this Hanukkah mini-dreidel bunting! Generally used on a cake, mini buntings are popping up all over the place, so I really don’t know who was the originator of this adorable idea…..I made this one today to adorn my husband’s birthday cake, my first mini-bunting, and I’m sold!

I’ve been using decorated skewers for cake …

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Creamy Broccoli and Mushroom Pie for Hanukkah

Creamy Broccoli and Mushroom Pie for Hanukkah

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Hanukkah is celebrated with festive meals shared by families and friends. Traditional Hanukkah foods like latkes and sufganiyot are always present in our Hanukkah table. In addition to these traditional foods we can also serve a creamy Hanukkah broccoli and mushroom pie. Preparing for this delicious treat is easy and simple. Here’s how:

To make this dish you need a box of …

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Make Hanukkah Gelt Bags From Tulle!

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Here’s a simple yet great looking way to make gelt bags or gift bags for Hannukah. Tulle obviously isn’t just for weddings right? And while crocheted gelt bags or felt gelt bags might be wonderful too, these little tulle ones take only a few minutes and would be great for making party favors when there’s more than just a few kids (or adults, of course….) And with all the

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Handmade Holiday: Make A Beautiful & Simple Rosette With Crocheted Trim!

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Isn’t this sweet? If you know how to crochet (and I really hope you do!) you can whip up a bunch of these rosettes in no time from just a piece of crocheted trim that you can make yourself. They look great attached to a ready made headband, as a pin, or even a napkin ring. And I think they’re a bit of fresh air after all the fabric flowers we’ve been seeing everywhere, …

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Leftover Cholent: A new frum blog with some potential

Leftover Cholent: A new frum blog with some potential

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I generally don’t read blogs, heck I schedule most of my blog posts, tweets and other goodies so I don’t have to spend valuable outdoors time keeping up with this wonderful online community that has been outgrowing this blog and forcing some fans to even meet each other in real life.

I find that every few days, I get an email from someone asking me to add their blog to my …

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Make Vegan Kosher

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The other night, I went out with my roommate to a local Rastafarian vegan restaurant. We had an awesome time, partially by the fact that they give out free alcohol (you know, to get around the whole not having a liquor license thing). But mostly because the most expensive thing on the menu is $4.50.

This got us thinking. Why aren’t more vegan restaurants kosher? They are …

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Quick and Easy to Make Hanukkah Dough Balls

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Celebrate Hanukkah with these special dough balls that your family is sure to enjoy. Serve it together with other traditional foods of the season like latkes, sufganiyot, blintzes and fritters. Here’s an easy to make Hanukkah dough ball recipe:

Prepare the following for this dough ball recipe: a cup of apple juice, four ounces of margarine, cooking oil for frying, one cup of …

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Was Abbie Hoffman Jewish and the first to say, “Sacred Cows Make the Tastiest Hamburgers”?

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Was Abbie Hoffman the first to say, “Sacred Cows Make the Tastiest Hamburgers”?

Probably not. Some quotations repositories attribute the saying to Mark Twain. Discussions of that attribution point out that the terms “hamburger” and “sacred cow” were not current during Twain’s lifetime. Other sources trace the quip back to 1971.

The Times reports that at …

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Make Your Own Bar/Bat Mitzvah: A Personal Approach to Creating a Meaningful Rite of Passage

Rabbi Goldie Milgram

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Make Your Own Bar/Bat Mitzvah is using and inspiring guide that takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a very personal and meaningful Bar/Bat Mitzvah. This book offers a joyful and effective planning process that will help you produce a coming of age ritual filled with innovative ideas and sound guidance. Rabbi Goldie Milgram provides an effective, exciting process to help you …

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Make Your Own Passover Seder: A New Approach to Creating a Personal Family Celebration

Make Your Own Passover Seder: A New Approach to Creating a Personal Family Celebration

Alan Abraham Kay, Jo Kay

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Make Your Own Passover Seder gives you the information needed to create a customized seder that expresses your and your family’s particular spiritual, political, and personal values and sentiments. No matter what your religious persuasion – Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, Renewal, or not Jewish at all – this guide provides a wise and learned approach that is filled with …

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The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time

Debby Flancbaum

Publisher: Urim Publications

The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time is a collection of absorbing essays about contemporary Jewish women – some known throughout the world, others known only in their own communities – who engage in extraordinary acts of kindness.

Although the women featured in this book come from all walks of Jewish life – religious, secular and everything in

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If a Place Can Make You Cry: Dispatches from an Anxious State

Daniel Gordis

Publisher: Crown Publishing

In the summer of 1998, Daniel Gordis and his family moved to Israel from Los Angeles. They planned to be there for a year, during which time Daniel would be a Fellow at the Mandel Institute in Jerusalem. This was a euphoric time in Israel. The economy was booming, and peace seemed virtually guaranteed. A few months into their stay, Gordis and his wife decided to remain in Israel permanently, …

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Bedtime Stories to Make You Smile

Shmuel Blitz

Publisher: Artscroll

What better way is there to make children relax at bedtime (and even enjoy putting on pajamas) than with an entertaining story? Funny, warm and clever, each of the stories in this collection proves that humor spices our lives in every generation.

Shmuel Blitz has become known as the Bedtime-Story Man, and with good reason. He loves and understands children, and with his wonderful knack for conveying Jewish values has …

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A Simple Pipe Cleaner Craft: Tic Tac Toe!

… supplies that one should always have on hand, as there are really so many great uses for them! In the past I have posted about  pipe cleaner birthday crowns, and  pipe cleaner sculptures, as well as  pipe cleaner and pom pom critters ! And now, you can even stash some in your purse and make a quick tic tac toe game when the need arises!

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All Natural Banana Ice Cream Made From…..Only Bananas!

Did you know that you can make “ice cream” from just one ingredient — bananas? I first learned this little secret  here, and when my husband brought home two huge bunches of bananas for Passover, I had a feeling I’d need to use some of them for some kind of treat. And just when those bananas started to look a little brown I remembered the banana ice cream idea!

Now I have to say, this won’t go over well as …

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Matzah Toffee Bark

… butters, tuna salad, charoset, and jam). Maybe you’ve eaten more matzah balls than you’d care to admit at this point. Yet, somehow, seemingly impossibly….you still have matzah leftover.

So what to do with all that extra unleavened goodness? Here’s one very simple, easy, and quick way to turn it into something amazing. Think of it as a Matzah Makeover – you won’t recognize it, I swear! This toffee bark comes from a recipe that my friend Lisa used to make for us when we lived with …

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The Same One

Tonight (Sunday) at midnight marks the exact time when The Almighty split the Red Sea for the children of Israel. As such, the 7th day of Passover makes for a very inspiring day.

The same G-d who performed miracles 3323 years ago is still around today, performing miracles. Just because a miracle is subtle doesn’t make it any less of a miracle. If you examine your own life carefully, you’ll find endless miracles.

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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park in Jerusalem

The Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park in Jerusalem covers around 1,250 acres of rolling hills in the Judean Lowlands. The hills, which are roughly 400 meters above sea level, are primarily composed of chalk covered with a harder rock called the “Nari”.  It has a thin layer that could be use as roofs for caves.  The thick layer of soft limestone below is easy to dig. Hundreds of caves …

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Wolfson Museum in Jerusalem

The Wolfson Museum in Jerusalem is a place of a wide collection of marvelous antique and rare artifacts, all with Jewish significance.  Approximately 5,000 items are on display in the museum.  Each item has a story to tell as it represents a Jewish history thousands of years ago. Anyone who is fascinated with candlestick holders and Chanukah menorahs are more than delighted to visit the

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Why are you still frum?

This may be one of the most common questions I get asked from people who read my blog and I really don’t understand it much. The question is usually prefaced with “after all the crap you’ve seen or been through” followed by some sort of diatribe on why they left the path and wondering why I haven’t done the same. The real answer without going into crazy detail is because I believe that God said so.

It …

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A Reader-Roundup Of CJM Inspired Projects!

One of the rewarding parts of running this blog is connecting with readers, and especially those who have been inspired by some of my projects to make their own versions! So while I’m celebrating Passover with my family, I thought I’d share with you some projects that readers have sent in or linked to on their own blogs.

Fresh off the press, is this really great version of my  ten plagues …

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