Tomorrow night is the start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, a day of fasting, praying, and repenting for the past year’s sins. Throughout the year there are many lesser known fast days, but this one is the biggie for all Jews — it’s a 25 hour period of no eating or drinking. Whether you fast on this holiday or for a different religious holiday, you know that by the end of the fast you’re tired, thirsty, and famished. So how do you break your fast without undoing all of the hea… read more »
Childhood Obesity Awareness Blog Carnival
This article was written for inclusion in the blog carnival hosted by Littlestomaks to promote awareness of childhood obesity as part of the National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Please read to the end of this article to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.
You’ve heard it before — we have an obesity epidemic going on, and it’s not only affecting adults, it’s hitting children too. Currently over 23 mill… read more »
Last week was the celebration of the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah. As I mentioned around this time last year, one of the traditions of the holiday is to enjoy a new fruit. Last year I brought my family two fruits that were new to us: the rambutan and mamey sapote. It’s not so easy to find a new fruit every year, but I managed to find something unique this year: Pitaya, aka dragon fruit
The dragon fruit come from the cactus family and is native to Mexico and Central and South America, but it is also cult… read more »