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You write matzoh ball, I write matzah ball

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Whether it’s fluffy or floats like a brick, matzah/matzoh balls aren’t just for Passover anymore.  At least not in my house.  They’re a year-round favorite that makes my kids sit at the table at attention waiting for just one more.

But, what’s the preferred spelling method?  Chime in please, don’t just roll your eyes and click back to one of our fabulous recipes of words of infinite wisdom.  Because as this site takes shape, much like with a matzah/matzoh ball…I really want to get it right.

Ok, the die has been cast, we’ll be going with matzAh ball.  Hope that floats it for all of you!

Are stereotypical Jewish mothers a dying breed?

G-d forbid!

I say no, they – we – are not. We’re just a little less different and every other mother is a little more like us these days. 

And is that a good thing?  

According to Alana Newhouse, Jewish mothers are out-of-style and out-of-touch and not-so-funny.

Let me know what you think.

Come, blog, eat a little something

I went to BlogHer ’07 and frankly, I didn’t learn very much except that I like dark, crowded smoky bars less than I did when I was in college. 

What I did take away from my time in Chicago was that the state of the blogosphere is incredibly diverse, that the volume is on high and voices are being heard. 

So I thought, maybe it’s time for my voice to be heard.  Our voice.

Maybe there should be a place where I, and other Jewish mothers, can say what we think (because we’re always thinking), and what we feel (because G-d knows we’re always feeling) about being Jewish mothers.  I decided it should be a place with good humor and light heartedness whenever possible. 

This is a place for mothers who consider themselves Jewish Mothers to connect to one another and to the world outside ourselves.  A safe place to vent on the sad state of bagels in North Dakota to someone’s niece not sending her kids to Hebrew school to the best and worst Jewish foods and recipes to how to navigate Hanukah/Hanukkah/Chanukah during our country’s Christmas season, to where to sit your yenta great Aunt Ruth at your son’s Bar Mitzvah. 

It’s a work in progress (aren’t we all) so have a little something to eat while you’re waiting.


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