Crafting for Jews with Hershey’s


On Purim, Jews celebrate Persians trying (but not succeeding) to kill us, on Channukah, we commemorate how the Greeks tried (and failed) to kill us, and on Passover, we celebrate escaping being killed by the Egyptians. All this, Shalom Auslander points out in his novel, Foreskin's Lament. And all Continue Reading

I Love my Spammy WordPress Followers


I love vanity sizing. Why? I am not a size six.  Even on a good day, I'm a size 8. (And mostly, they're not good days) But in the world of Vanity Sizing, I can wear a six. I know it's bull.  I know I'm the same size in a 12 as I am in a 10 as I am in an 8 or a 6.  But I don't care.  I LOVE Continue Reading


  Hello, my name is Ashley, and I'll be your server this evening.  This summer, our chef has a season long special: WeinerSpitzle.  WeinerSpitzle is an only in NY combination of hubris, stupidity, perversion, and blatant disregard for the law.  We take a little bit of working class Continue Reading

My InstaGram is InstaGone!

Girls on phones.

"AHHHHHH!  My pictures are gone!" If, like thousands upon thousands of other parents, you have allowed your under 13-year-old child to be on Instagram, you may well have heard that cry over the weekend. Why?  Because, per its Terms of Service, Instagram does not allow children under the age of 13 Continue Reading

The Great B’Nai Mitzvah Makeover

While my kids are studying their Torah portions, looking for relevant things to say in their speeches (you try to relate skin disease (the subject of their portions) to 21st century tweenagerdom!), I have no less daunting tasks: Planning a party that is neither over the top nor lame. (so far, not Continue Reading