F.I.N.D.s* - A Mezuzah on the Door

Jewish mezuzah, jewish home

When one of our sweet grandkids was two years old, and when he'd toddle into our home for a visit, he loved reconfirming that everything was where he knew it would be. He especially liked when we held him in our arms and carried him to this mezuzah on the doorpost of Grandpa's office. He’d put out his little hand to touch it, then kiss his fingers, mimicking what he saw us do. Did he see it the way Anita Diamant described in Living a Jewish Life?  The little box or cylinder affixed to the doorways of Jewish homes is a clue, a reminder, a sign of welcome, a decoration, an amulet, and a … [Read more...]

Connect with Your New Jewish Community

When our girls were young, my husband and I moved several times – from Pennsylvania to Indiana to New Jersey to North Carolina. So when I discovered Rachel Teichman’s website, I thought it could be a huge help to many of you who are relocating. Thanks to Rachel Teichman, founder of www. oogiah.com, for this week’s post. OOGIAH means “cookie” in Hebrew.  As the founder of OOGIAH, the resource for Jewish families who are moving and traveling in the US, I am always thinking of ways for families to integrate quickly into their new communities. And as someone who has moved a lot, I have personal … [Read more...]