A Loaf Under Each Arm

Challah580-337“How are you today?” I asked my friend Henry. With a twinkle in his gray eyes, he replied, “As my father would say, ‘I’ve got a loaf under each arm.’”

This old-world expression speaks to the feeling of plenty, of gratitude, and of simply having enough to eat.

 

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Honoring my father

My father, z’l, used to ask me every Sunday when I was in college, “Are you getting enough to eat?” He was concerned because he often went hungry when he was in school in the “old country.”

His life was dedicated to strengthening the Jewish people. He built a world-famous Judaica library. He read Torah. He wrote books. He taught Israeli literature; Agnon was a favorite. And he sat next to me, evening after evening, to give me a foundation in Hebrew.My father’s yahrzeit is in October. So I think of him even more than usual at this time of year.

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Sharing love of tradition

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We want to help you build traditions that you – and your children and your children’s children – will remember with joy and laughter.

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For Hanukkah:

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Hanukkah In A Box Family Fun Kit
Celebrate Hanukkah: How to Light Up Your Holiday
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For Shabbat:

Celebrate Shabbat: How to Create Joyful Home Traditions

For Passover:

Celebrate Passover: How to Plan a Fun, Easy Seder

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