Yom Kippur. The Holy Day.

Tomorrow is Yom Kippur. The holiest of Jewish days. It is rough that Yom Kippur falls on the Bama v. Texas A&M game day because football does definitely not bring out the holy side of me! In fact, I become a screaming, sarcastic, insulting fool when Bama plays. I cheer. And yell. And insult the […]

The Fast of Gedaliah

The Fast of Gedaliah. Today I observe the last mourning fast in observance of the destruction of the temple and the many massacres that have occurred throughout Jewish history. If you don’t recall, I’ve observed three prior mourning fasts: 10 Tevet: Supposed to be observed on 12/23/12 but I was lounging on a beach in […]

2 Years of Ruby!

Can you believe that Ruby is 2 years old today?! Me neither! It seems like just yesterday we had picked her out of her litter and I was eagerly waiting for her to be ready to come home. Year 1 went by like a blur. My lil’ fur ball grew up so darn quick. She […]

The Amidah

The Amidah is a very structured Jewish prayer. Also called the Shmoneh Esreh it is the main prayer in the Jewish siddur, or prayer book. Orthodox Jews would recite this prayer at the prayer services throughout the day, morning (Shacharit), afternoon (Minchah), and evening (Ma’ariv). The Amidah usually consists of 19 blessings with the first three and last […]

The Torah Readings

One thing that I love about celebrating the Jewish holidays is digging into the Old Testament. The OT gives me such an insight into the deeper meanings and levels of the holidays. In the past, I haven’t looked into the Torah and Haftorah readings before the holiday and so would arrive to the holiday and […]

Playing on the hills!

Playing on the hills!

This past weekend, Ben and I took to the hills in search of some animals! We had a grand albeit chilly time and found a huge bull that begged us to shoot him! We opted out as we weren’t sure he was 50inches… But man was it hard to call off the stalk! It was […]