Jonathon’s Story – part 4

Meanwhile, back with the Maccabees… We took several more cities, and knocked down the pagan altars. Israel was beginning to follow the Torah again. My Father walked with his head high, proud to lead the people back to righteousness. I remember one day he was planning an advance on a city with Judas, and a […]



Our home is in full gear getting ready for Chanukah. We are planning the treats we will make and counting down the days. There has been some controversy about Chanukah because it is not listed as a biblical feast. The “miracle” of the oil cannot be substantiated with historical evidence. The nine candle menorah is […]

Sukkot, the feast of vulnerability

Sukkot is a mere 2 weeks away. What is the point? What is this feast about? How will we serve our Elohim this year? My vision is that we join together as one people serving the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I don’t care what your sukkah is built of. I don’t care if […]

Yom Teruah

And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall present a […]

When niddah comes to call part 2

I’m lying in a strange bed watching a romantic movie by myself crying my eyes out. Yes, niddah has come to call again. I want to feel my husband’s embrace. I want to sleep in the same bed. But I must choose. Will I choose to fulfill my physical desires? Or will I choose to […]

When niddah comes to call

              When my husband and I were engaged, we did not touch and we were never alone. The slightest brush, a tap of the foot under the table, were cherished and remembered with delight. In the absence of physical contact, we learned to communicate. We became the best of […]

Shabbat activities – scavenger hunt


Enjoy some warm weather fun with your family. Have an outdoor scavenger hunt! Work on the list all together or split up into teams. Have fun! Look for pinecone feather flower bark water bird squirrel stick pretty rock fern something red something smooth something prickly something shiny something loud something soft something manmade something beautiful […]

How do I homeschool Torah?

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall […]

What about tzitziyot?

I was recently asked about tzitziyot by a reader. What do they mean? Should women wear them? These are excellent questions, but before I answer them, I’d like to give a brief explanation of where I’m coming from. We have been on this Torah keeping, Hebrew roots journey for 5 1/2 years. In that time, […]

Rubber boot homeschool – history alive


I have decided to start writing my rubber boot homeschool posts again. Why, you might ask? Well, because I want to.  And I missed writing them. And I’m excited about the new approach we’ve been using of late. And I want to show you that I really do have an understanding of grammar, no matter […]