Tag Archives: judaism

Shortcut: cleaning oily or greasy tupperware containers by hand

Over the holiday of passover, I find myself doing a lot more dishes than normal. We use completely separate dishes for the holiday, since the requirement to eliminate all chametz (leavened products) extends to all of our regular dishes, which … Continue reading

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A child’s menorah should not be flammable

Well, really no menorah should be flammable, but that’s besides the point. A week ago, my four-year-old daughter proudly brought home a menorah (or more correctly, hanukkiah) she had made at the Jewish after-school program she attends a few days … Continue reading

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When you rely too much on Google’s location aware searching

Google’s location aware searching is one of the features that really makes it a great search engine, but it would seem that I have become too used to it.  I just made a $10 mistake because I assumed that Google … Continue reading

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Everything closed on Christmas Day? Take the kids to play at the airport

Christmas is a challenging day for Jewish parents with little kids.  Toddlers and pre-schoolers want nothing more than to run around, and being cooped up in the house can drive everyone crazy.  However, it’s too cold to play outside for … Continue reading

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A hack for reading your Apple iOS ebook on Shabbat

Lately, I have come to prefer buying books to read electronically .  It’s not that I prefer the screen – far from it, I do enjoy the physical sense of flipping through the pages of a real, paper book – … Continue reading

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