Posts Tagged ‘ jewish ’

“Everyone has their own personal Egypt.”

May 14, 2012

I’ve been going to Reno for Passover with my family for the past four years. This year I took the Chinatown gambler’s special bus from Oakland with a bunch of old Chinese dudes through the mountains. My dad and stepmom came out from Chicago; it was the first Seder my dad and his sisters...
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chag purim!

March 19, 2011

Trzebinia, Poland, Purim, 1938 tonight is the start of purim, one of the happiest, most celebratory jewish holidays! as a kid, purim was always the best holiday because you got to wear a crazy costume, eat a ton of hamantaschen (triangle shaped jelly-filled cookies), and crank your gragger at the mention of the bad...
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eight crazy nights!

December 5, 2010

the holidays are upon us! chanukkah came quite early this year, but we managed to throw together our annual party to celebrate the 3rd night with friends. i made my aunt’s sufganiyot recipe again (jelly-filled doughnuts!) and a “healthy” version of latkes with zucchini and carrots. latke toppings this year included the traditional applesauce,...
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