Understand and Celebrate Purim

Purim is just around the corner and I’ve put together a variety of resources to help you understand and celebrate Purim.  What is Purim? It is a Hebrew word that is pronounced “pur-eem” and it comes from a Persian word for lots, as in casting lots. This is the Jewish holiday that remembers (zachar) and [Read On]

How to Make Large Outdoor Menorah

Last year (2011) I told Avi that I would like a large outdoor menorah to put in our yard for Chanukkah. When we were at Sukkot last year, friends (the Jennings Family) brought a large outdoor 7 branched menorah that they had made. We both liked it and said we should make one to use [Read On]

How to Preserve the Smell of Fresh Gardenias

I love the heady smell of fresh gardenias but the blooms are not long lived and the fragrance is soon gone. I try to take advantage of our blooming bushes by sitting near them, especially in the evening when their intoxicating fragrance is stronger. Would you like to capture this fragrance in a bottle and [Read On]