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

Wordless Wednesday: My Bar Mitzvah Band Days

L'Orchestre Serge Avram
80"s Hair and All.

Yes, it's true. In the late 80's I lived in Paris and made my living as a Bar Mitzvah band singer.  I sang in Hebrew, Yiddish, French, English and Arabic. Here's the proof.  Not long after this photo was taken, the guys in the band (a dentist, an accountant, and IT guy...) all started wearing gold 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