Monthly Archives: May 2013

Our Customized Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if your dad is anything like ours, he’s probably pretty tough to shop for. Fortunately we’ve got you covered with a variety of gifts for our favorite kinds of dads.

tie clip

Classic Dad
If you lean towards a classic Father’s Day gift, and you have a refined, tie-wearing dad, we suggest you pick up this elegant Sterling Silver Magen David Tie Clip ($160).

Abraham & Isaac & Jacob T-shirt

Jewish Jokester Dad
If your dad is more of a Jewish jokester who appreciates a witty t-shirt, check out this awesome Abraham & Isaac & Jacob Jewish Patriarch t-shirt ($24). All the cool Jewish dads are wearing it.

Cardamon coffee

Caffeine-Dependent Dad
Is your dad not fully human till he’s had his morning coffee? If so, try this awesome and very intense authentic Nachle Israeli black coffee spiced with cardamom ($10).

The Man in The White Sharkskin Suit

Bookworm Dad
If your father is a voracious reader and enjoys some good non-fiction, he might like this story of a family leaving Egypt: The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World by Lucette Lagnado ($11.37).

Pray Ball!

Sports-Lover Dad
For the sports lover, we recommend a book about being a Jewish sports fan. Also appeals to the punster dads. Check out Pray Ball! The Spiritual Insights of a Jewish Sports Fan by James Gordon ($22.95).

MyJewishLearning, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization and receives a percentage of the proceeds of any purchase you make using our links. Happy Father’s Day to you and the fathers in your life!

Posted on May 30, 2013

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MyJewishLearning is seeking an intern!

MyJewishLearning is an umbrella of pluralistic, nondenominational Jewish websites and blogs, and we’re looking for an intern for support with a variety of tasks, both on the business and editorial sides of our publications, which include Jewniverse and a variety of blogs. We’re looking for a solid writer with an interest in Jewish culture and history on the one hand, and who is eager to learn some of the nitty-gritty of online marketing and business on the other.

Familiarity with WordPress and Photoshop is a plus.

The internship is available immediately and would last at least through the end of August. The position is 10-15 hours a week and pays $10 per hour. Applicants must be available to come into our Midtown Manhattan office. To apply, send resume and cover letter explaining your interest working for MJL to info@myjewishlearning.com with “Internship” in the subject.

UPDATE: The summer position has been filled, but check back in for future openings!

Posted on May 22, 2013

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Amazing Gifts For Your Mom (Whoever She May Be)

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At the Passover Seder we have the Four Children, so it seems only right that on Mother’s Day we should have the Four Moms. Except, really, how do you divide all moms into just 4 categories? So we added a 5th, and are suggesting some gifts to help you keep the guilt trips at bay.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12th. Order today and get it in time to give to your mom, whichever of these categories she exemplifies or defies!

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Fancy Mom
Not every mom is a jewelry-lover, but if yours is, you can’t do better than this stunning and simply beautiful purple leaf pendant necklace made in Israel ($141). We love how elegant and chic it is.

tree-clock

Stepmom
We love this awesome Family Tree Wall Clock ($20) that has room for you to add 12 pictures from your family, 1 for every hour of the day. It’s a nice way to acknowledge your big mixed family while maintaining some design flair.

 

Ergo carrier

New Mom
Even if you’re not into attachment parenting, this popular Ergo carrier ($129.95) is an amazing (and comfortable) way to carry your baby and keep your hands free. Plus, it’s cute and made of organic cotton.

 

yoga-mat

Yoga Mom
If your mom has gotten into yoga or pilates, we suggest you surprise her with the deluxe Manduka Pro Mat. ($80-$138) It’s the mat serious yogis dream about – and yogis say you really can tell the difference.

 

haddassahThe Old School Mom
Is your mom active in her synagogue’s sisterhood, president of her local Hadassah chapter, and maker of the all time best coffee cake in the universe? Then we suggest you go in with your siblings to get this trio of fantastic cookbooks:

 

The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook ($24)
Classic, beautifully photographed Jewish favorites, with a contemporary twist, by one of MyJewishLearning’s favorite young food writers.

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Aromas of Aleppo ($31)
Most of Syria’s Jewish community left the country during the 20th century. This gorgeous cookbook captures some of their rich, tantalizing culinary heritage.

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and Jerusalem: A Cookbook ($20)
One of our favorites this year, by the Israeli-Palestinian duo sweeping bestseller lists with their healthful, glorious Jerusalem cuisine.

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

Posted on May 7, 2013

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