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The Hair Covering Adventures of Me and My Rastafarian Beret: An Afro-tastic Report

My husband’s tribute to my good hair day and the hair covering that was swallowed up by it. Most people are socially appropriate enough that they don’t or won’t comment on what’s going on with your hair unless it’s on fire. I think that’s pretty fair. I mean, if you’re having a bad hair day,… Continue reading The Hair Covering Adventures of Me and My Rastafarian Beret: An Afro-tastic Report

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Lonely in Ladino

Actor Hank Azaria was born to Ladino-speaking Sephardic Jews parents. Wonder if his Ladino is as bad as my Spanish? Earlier this Winter/Spring, I almost signed up for a Ladino class at the JCC Manhattan (groovy new site!). My sister, though, stepped in and said that I did not have THAT kind of money to… Continue reading Lonely in Ladino

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"Do You" and Stuff-Part 1

I know, I know, I still have to tell you how much I loved Limmud! But for a second, I have to rave about all the wonderful Jewish learning experiences I’ve had lately in Riverdale. I love classes. What I miss most about my time on the Upper East Side was the amazing wealth of… Continue reading "Do You" and Stuff-Part 1

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Praying in Spanish?

So, a while back I was complaining that I didn’t have enough Latino friends who I could talk to in Spanish. For the first time in my life, I have more white friends (Jewish and non-Spanish speakers) than Latino friends and while that’s cool and all, I’d really like to have people who relate to… Continue reading Praying in Spanish?

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Rabbi Haim Drukman speaks to Riverdale

Rabbi Haim Drukman spoke to Riverdale last night at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in an event co-sponsored by YCT and the International Rabbinic Fellowship. A friend from YCT (Yeshivat Chovevei Torah) transcribed Rabbi Drukman’s speech. There’s little things he left out but this is the gist. I apologize for all the Hebrew if it’s… Continue reading Rabbi Haim Drukman speaks to Riverdale

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Cool Jewish Events: Rabbi Chaim Drukman Speaking

Event: “The State of Conversions in Israel” with Rabbi Chaim Drukman Date: Tuesday night, Dec. 1, 2009 Time: 7:30pm Place: Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx, NY The International Rabbinic Fellowship, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and Hebrew Institute of Riverdale are honored to welcome RABBI CHAIM DRUKMAN to spreak at HIR. Rabbi Chaim… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: Rabbi Chaim Drukman Speaking

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This T-Mobile Store is Kosher

Earlier today I ordered a new phone I can’t afford, a Samsung Gravity, in case you’re curious, to replace my Crackberry (the Blackberry Curve) that has a gaping hole in it and keeps dropping calls like crazy. Sending it to the insurance company would mean paying a $130 deductible and they would only send me… Continue reading This T-Mobile Store is Kosher