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Nothing comes between me and my Nutter Butter…nothing.

If you caught my last couple of Tweets on Twitter, then you know I made the most of flying all day from Los Angeles to New York. Boy, am I pooped and incidently, full of Nutter Butters, potato chips, Chex Mix (what diet?) and fruit (yes, I snuck some in). While I was on the… Continue reading Nothing comes between me and my Nutter Butter…nothing.

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Sukkot is here! Hooray!

I think Sukkot is my favorite Jewish holiday. I just can’t pin down why. But it’s no secret that it’s referred to as “the time of joy.” And every Sukkot, I definitely feel that. Okay, so Sukkot’s nowhere near as stressful as Passover where the seder lasts until 3am and you’ve got to get a… Continue reading Sukkot is here! Hooray!

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Yom Kippur…Judaism’s Spiritual Bootcamp

Enjoy that Shabbat meal this Friday/Saturday because you’re going to mighty hungry from Sunday night to Monday night when Yom Kippur kicks in. One of the most serious (if not, the most serious) Jewish holidays, Yom Kippur has five big prohibitions that will leave you hungry, dirty, horny, possibly smelly and wearing Crocs outside the… Continue reading Yom Kippur…Judaism’s Spiritual Bootcamp

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This is how we do it…

Every Friday evening, the Nunez family sits down to a traditional religious dinner. Moshe Nunez and his family moved to Crown Heights, a New York neighborhood with thousands of Hasidic Jews. 1 of 2 Like most families in their Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, their Jewish Sabbath meal includes blessings over the wine… Continue reading This is how we do it…

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Now how y’all doing?

I ate a vegetable. If you don’t understand the significance of this statement, then you haven’t read my Rosh Hashanah Resolutions. I never eat vegetables. Not because I dislike them or anything but because whenever I buy them, I relegate them to the bottom of the fridge where they wait (and wait, and wait, and… Continue reading Now how y’all doing?

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Rosh Hashanah Resolutions

Here are some of my resolutions for the new year: 1. Save money. This year, I closed my savings account because I didn’t have anything to put in it. Depressing.I’m hopeful that the new year some of the ways I’ve started to cut back will pay off. I got rid of that rarely used fax… Continue reading Rosh Hashanah Resolutions

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Yummy New Year Near You…

Stuffed Zucchini. Photo by Dan Kacvinski. This story made me hungry! In “Embodying Unity in Your Rosh Hashanah Meal,” Joel Haber offers a recipe for bringing Jewish people from all over the world together to one table. After this, you’ll rethink your Rosh Hashanah table.

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Mayim Bialik talks Torah

Actress Mayim Bialik is everywhere in the Jewish world! How cool! Check out this recent interview in the Jewish press: “Blossoming into Torah” and “Mayim Bialik Has Some Advice for Forward Readers” Hat tip: Jew in the City

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You know you’re Dominican when… La Chancleta (The Flip-Flop) | Movies & TV | People tell you to stop screaming when you’re really talking. You grew up afraid of something called “El Cuco”. You clap your hands while laughing. You’re able to dance without any music. You learned how to dance merengue and bachata before you could walk.… Continue reading You know you’re Dominican when…

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The Customs of Foreign Lands

In the Dominican Republic where the lights cut out when you least expect it, Dominicans like to yell “Se fue la luz!” In Sweden, Swedish fish don’t come in the signature red. In Canada, milk comes in a bag. No really, watch this video below.