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Cooking with the Parasha

I think there’s been a creative homeschooling mom inside me for a while, trying to get out. Jews divide the Torah into 54 portions, and 1 portion (called a parasha) is read aloud in the synagogue each week. (The Jewish calendar is lunisolar — the number of weeks in a […]

Teaching the Gregorian and Hebrew Calendars

Homeschooling is driving home how much my family lives in the tension “between Athens and Jerusalem.” My kids’ preschool and early elementary classrooms have always talked about the calendar at the beginning of the school day. Calendar is complicated in our house, because our family lives according to 2 calendars: […]