Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

"Every Note Played" by Lisa Genova

Book Chat – “Every Note Played”

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease affects the motor neurons to the brain and spinal cord. It is progressive and ultimately leads to loss of speech, the ability to eat and move, and the ability to breathe. In “Every Note Played,” Lisa Genova chronicles the story of Richard, a world-class pianist, who has…

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draw g-d

We Were Asked To Draw G-d

Through the conversion process thus far, while I’ve enjoyed learning about Judaism, the parts that have been the most meaningful to my fiancé and me are the aspects that go into our personal views about faith, in general, and Judaism, in particular. In our last session, we were supposed to talk about the High Holidays,…

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Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Judaism And A Series of Unfortunate Events

If you were a fan of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books, you need to check out Netflix’s TV show adaptation by the same name. This book series was so popular when I was younger that the inner child in me was ecstatic to see it was being turned into a show. Now that…

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Stefani Chudnow hides behind an Israeli flag on a trip to Israel.

A College Grad’s Perspective On Birthright

If you’re Jewish or you’re heavily involved in the Jewish community, you probably know about this little thing called Birthright. Birthright is a free 10-day trip to Israel for anyone who’s Jewish between the ages of 18 and 32 who hasn’t been to Israel on an educational trip since turning 18 (with some restrictions). Birthright…

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Fauda

Fauda Review

For those of you who haven’t seen Fauda yet, you absolutely need to check it out. Fauda, named after the Arabic word for “chaos,” is a political thriller centered around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The show has recently gotten a lot of attention due to the May release of the second season and announcement that it has already…

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C holds his cup of coffee.

Father’s Day Cups of Coffee

Father’s Day started with an early morning wake up from our 14-month-old. I was trying to let my husband sleep in, but he was up earlier than he or I wanted. Like most mornings, this morning revolved around coffee. After rolling out of bed, my husband came in the kitchen and asked the proverbial question.…

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Love & War: An Alex and Eliza Story

Book Chat – “Love & War”

I have never been a big fan of historical fiction, but I am a big fan of “Hamilton.” So, that fascination led me to Alex & Eliza (Penguin Young Readers Group, 2017) by Melissa De La Cruz. When I heard that a second book was coming out this spring, I knew I had to read it.…

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The O.C.

The O.C., Judaism And Seth Cohen

Lately, I’ve been into older shows, and one show that I recently delved into was The O.C. The O.C. took place in the early 2000s, something that’s evident in the way the characters dress and the things they say. The show features a group of teenagers and their families who live in Newport Beach, Orange County,…

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Detroit Opera House

My First Opera – The Summer King

I’ve listened to and performed a lot of classical music. I’ve sung along to many pop songs. I have jammed out to 80’s rock with my parents. My sister has even locked me in a room with her and forced me to listen to musical soundtracks over and over again. But even with all of…

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chuppah, huppah. Jewish wedding

Learning About Judaism: Six Degrees of Separation

We’ve started the conversion process and are several weeks in at this point. And, as it turns out, there are connections everywhere. [similar id=43974 type=all] We were out to dinner with my fiancé’s family to celebrate his grandmother’s 90th birthday and they were asking about the conversion process. We were talking, and my fiancé’s cousin…

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