OmerChallenge: Day 42

Today is forty-two days which are six weeks in the Omer. Hayom shnayim v-arba’im yom shehaym shishah shavuot la-omer. Something you enjoy (Keeping the implicit “Jewish” theme in mind. Otherwise this post is going to be about chocolate, Farscape, and the comic XKCD.) Hmm… so many things. Shabbat, warm challah, the first blast of horseradish on Passover, the first taste of bread... read more

OmerChallenge: Day 41

Today is forty-one days which are five weeks and six days in the Omer. Hayom echad v-arba’im yom shehaym chamishah shavuot veshishah yamim la-omer. Write about the first Jewish tradition you made a conscious decision to observe When looking at mitzvot (and to a lesser extent customs and traditions that aren’t commandments, but carry the weight of ancestral history), Judaism often uses the... read more

OmerChallenge: Day 40

Today is forty days which are five weeks and five days in the Omer. Hayom arba’im yom shehaym chamishah shavuot vechamishah yamim la-omer. Favorite Movies These are listed in no particular order. I just wrote them down as they came to mind. Almost all the comic book movies (especially Spiderman 1, Batman, Dark Knight, and IronMan 1 and 2. We won’t talk about Daredevil, Electra, Fantastic Four... read more

Shabbat Nasso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)

Welcome to Parashat Naso! Come right in and watch your step. On the right side of the Torah you’ll notice the longest single parshat. That’s right folks, 176 verses of wilderness fun! Moving ahead to our first stop, there is the ever popular census taking. This time the Levite tribes are counted, divvied up, and counted again! Now did everyone remember to wash their hands? It’s important... read more

OmerChallenge: Day 39

Today is thirty-nine days which are five weeks and four days in the Omer. Hayom tish’ah ushloshim yom shehaym chamishah shavuot ve-arba’ah yamim la-omer. Nicknames Nicknames that have been heard over the years around EdibleTorah HQ include: freddie shovav gomez weeniebeenie punkin chico bubba Oh, you wanted MY nicknames? Ain’t gonna... read more

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