The Year in Review – Part 2

Continuing from yesterday’s post, I want to take what I’ve learned and look ahead to 2011. Questions For You I want to reiterate the questions I put forward yesterday: What would you like to see on EdibleTorah (or GoingKosher, for that matter) in the coming year? What needs to change? What do you want to see more of? I consider you to be as much a part of this process as I am. Challenges for... read more

The Year in Review – Part 1

For some, the “year-in-review” post is a way to milk old content without a whole lot of effort. However, my role model Chris Guillebeau has shown me that one of the values in looking back is in helping figure out the best way to proceed. So here is my look back at 2010, in the hopes that doing so will help me make my best efforts in 2011. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post where I look... read more

Top 10 of 2010

Here are the top 10 posts of 2010 – 5 based on raw statistics, and 5 which are my personal favorites. Top 5 Posts of 2010 (according to the numbers) According to my handy-dandy WordPress site statistics, the top 5 posts were: Remind me why we do this again? 289 Bread Machine Challah Recipe 159 Shopping-nuts Boasting by an Open FireSale 149 National Daven Like a Pirate Day 89 Heart-shaped Chag? 72 .... read more

Shabbat Vaera (Ex. 6:2-9:25)

Plagues! Getcher Plagues here! In this weeks portion Pharaoh gives us a good role model for the phrase “slow learner”. One simple request – let the Israelites go. One simple consequence – or else God is going to get medieval on your country. Each plague was saying the same thing in a different way. And yet 6 plagues later Pharaoh is still not clueing into the concept. So, limited only by your creativity... read more

New Bencher on New Kosher!

Over at the Jew and the Carrot, they’ve posted a review of a new bencher. One thing that makes this bencher special (to me, at least) is that they were kind enough to include one of my essays. But the other thing that makes this publication worth the (free) download is – everything else. Along with the traditional blessings for food (before and after), this bencher has quotes, recipes, and... read more

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