May 28, 2015 / 10th of Sivan, 5775
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  • Rachel_packer
    It’s official; I am the poster child for Oral B hygiene.  We now have a new gadget to add to our already expanding line of oral hygiene care.  It seems both my husband and I have too much bacteria festering in our mouths, but for opposite reasons.  I am overly aggressive in... Read More
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    My husband tells me that I always talk out of both sides of my mouth, and he’s right.  I try to see both sides of the coin so to speak, probably due to my social work background.  I like to look at the whole situation by breaking it down into its comparative parts so as not to be... Read More
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  • Rachel_packer
    So, I understand that when you go to an ATM, the mirror above the keypad serves as a safety feature.  After all, you need to see who may be behind you…I get that.  However, I am not sure why they have the same type of mirror above the refrigerated produce in the... Read More
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  • Rachel_packer
    Easter has come and gone.  The lonely leftover Peeps continue to haunt me at the supermarket with their beady little eyes and fluffy, gelatnous,  toxic colored bodies standing at attention from behind their boxed prisons.  The amassed leftover chocolate eggs and bunnies dutifully... Read More
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  • Rachel_packer
    Hello again, my old friend Swiffer. I have watched you standing there lingering against the wall Like a lady in waiting or a jilted lover waiting to be reclaimed, longing to be loved. You patiently anticipate the day when thou shalt be realized As the premiere Passover appliance.  For,... Read More
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  • Rachel_packer
     Top Ten Modern Day Afflictions-A New Spin on the Ten Plagues Every year, we sit at our Seder tables and ceremoniously dot our plates with wine as we recite the ten plagues.  Last year, my plate had a few extra dots on it.  My daughter accused me of being bad at math, while... Read More
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  • Rachel_packer
    When I was a kid, the days preceding Passover were usually filled with trepidation.  Sure, we were excited as Passover activities were in full swing, and we could almost taste the festival of freedom, a.k.a. spring break.  But, along with these frenetic preparations, terror lurked deep... Read More
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    One fun way to spice up your seder is by including some silly song parodies. This one was sent to us by Fae Silverman, the program coordinator of the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine. Seder Night Feverset to the music of I Will Survivelyrics by Carolyn Gage & Fae... Read More
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    Produced and Directed by Rabbis Matthew Soffer and Jeremy Morrison. Inspired by HaRav Michael Jackson, Z"L. Featuring staff and clergy of Temple Israel of Boston.   Read More
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  • Goat_in_tub_large
    This Purim we should remember the saying of the great Polish sage Rabbi AmiChai Dubowduboski, or as his students called him, Reb Adubdub, who taught, “He who laughs at what is seen laughs loudly. He who laughs at what is unseen laughs so loudly that milk will flow from your nose like the... Read More
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