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Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Nature Of Thanksgiving

So ND -- who turns 5 in a few weeks -- commented that since Thanksgiving is a holiday, we will probably be reading Torah that day. I said that no, not really. Well, we do read Torah on Thursdays, but not because it's Thanksgiving. It's not a Jewish holiday, I explained.

She thought about this awhile and about an hour later determined that if Thanksgiving is not a Jewish holiday, then "Non-Jews read Torah on Thanksgiving."

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011


In the hopes of inspiring ND to wake up early enough to help me make it, I asked, "Do you want oatmeal this morning?"

"No, I want to sleep in until my birthday." (Dec. 6)

I told her she'd miss a visit from Saba and Savta this week and the Thanksgiving Day Parade at the end of the month.

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