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Groups: What's for Dinner, Black Kos community, Elders of Zion, Shamrock American Kossacks

Diaries published: 8 (4 days since last diary on Fri May 22, 2015 at 08:59 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 6333 (0 days since last comment on Mon May 25, 2015 at 06:24 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

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Total Recommends: 143

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: Shavuot D'var Torah: Prophets and Angels, 18 comments, 29 recommends

People Following Batya the Toon: 17

Batya the Toon's Most Recent Diaries:

This Saturday night is Shavuot, zman matan Torateinu ; the holiday on which we commemorate the giving of the Torah. Traditions on this holiday include decorating one's home with flowers, eating ...
by Batya the Toon
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 08:59 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Time for another diary on holiday cookery! Spring in the Jewish calendar isn't quite as densely packed with holidays as autumn, but last month we had Pesach (aka Passover), and next month we'll be ...
by Batya the Toon
Comment Count 32 comments on Sat May 02, 2015 at 04:30 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
As Granny Weatherwax would say. In case anybody was wondering where I've been ... sorry I fell off the site for a couple of months there. Between the holiday of Shavuot, a dear friend's wedding, ...
by Batya the Toon
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 11:33 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
(Disclaimer: This is a d'var torah for Purim, rather than a piece of Purim Torah . Maybe next year I'll do the latter instead.) So as most of you probably know, on Purim we read Megilat Esther , ...
by Batya the Toon
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 01:26 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
No, not the upcoming Halloween and Thanksgiving. I'm talking about the autumn holidays we just finished: the cluster of holidays in the Jewish month of Tishrei , from Rosh Hashanah through Simchat ...
by Batya the Toon
Comment Count 51 comments on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 06:12 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
These bitter greens that we eat: for what reason? Because the Egyptians embittered the lives our ancestors in Egypt, as it is said (Exodus 1:14): "They made their lives bitter with hard labor, with ...
by Batya the Toon
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 02:26 PM PDT with 16 Recommends

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