Raising the Bar (Mitzvah)

The subject of Bar Mitzvahs has been in my mind lately. You see — I’m a bar mitzvah tutor for my synagogue. This means that I work with specific 12 year-old kids who are preparing for their own special days. I work with them one-on-one learning the specific tunes for chanting certain parts of the […]

Hey! Where’s My Hummus?

As you’ve probably already determined by now, we did not release a new episode of Hey! That’s My Hummus! this week. “Why?” you may be asking. “Have the two of you resolved your differences amicably and behind the scenes?” “Have you run out of things to talk about?” “Have you actually realized that this is […]

PassOver This Post.

Things have been a bit crazy on this side of the aisle of Hey! That’s My Hummus! And the craziness has been completely hummus-free. That’s because the observance of Passover — a holiday which continues for seven or eight days (depending on your custom and location) — began on Monday evening. And there are some […]

Kosher Face…

** Have you listened to Episode 4: Conflicted, Slaughtering and Prince William’s Wedding, yet?  Download on iTunes or listen here ** httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig3YHduKPmw With the Jewish holiday of Passover just around the corner, I’m reminded that Judaism is the “Weird Al” Yankovic of world religions.  Check YouTube and Facebook and you’ll find an overabundance of parody songs relating […]

Ritual and Religion

** Have you listened to Episode 4: Conflicted, Slaughtering and Prince William’s Wedding, yet?  Download on iTunes or listen here **   Grounded and crushed to a fine powder and then mixed with water, Mendhi, or henna, is an elaborate part of an Indian or Pakistani wedding.  The bride’s henna is often a focal point […]

Praying

** Have you listened to Episode 3, yet?  Download on iTunes or listen here ** In our last episode “Ignorant Americans, Blood Money and Grossed Out By Glee?”, we touched on the topic of negotiating our respective faiths in the context of modernity.  When I was listening to the episode this morning, I realized that […]