Author Archives: DeLora

Jewish Liturgical Music

I am currently working on a paper researching Jewish Liturgical music, so I thought I would share some of my findings that I wrote up for school here on the site! Much of Jewish life, culture, and religion is very … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur and Kapparot

Yom Kippur–The Day of Atonement. Today is the culmination of the 10 Days of Awe stretching between Rosh Hashanah and the beginning of Sukkot. Today is the day that Jews believe their name is written in the Book of Life … Continue reading

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Happy Jewish New Year (A bit late…) Rosh Hashanah and the Days of Awe

So life has been a bit crazy as I have returned to my crooked little Brooklyn apartment, and I’m a bit late wishing you all a Happy Jewish New Year! Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) was on Thursday, and … Continue reading

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Shipshewana Adventures and a Bit of Nostalgia…

As my time in Goshen has nearly come to an end–I return to the city on Saturday–there were a few places I wanted to visit while I still had the chance. Yesterday I climbed in the old beater mini-van I … Continue reading

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Words of the Week!

It’s been a little quiet on the blog lately, largely due to the start of school and an online class that is taking more of my time than I had anticipated. I’m venturing into the world of graduate school with … Continue reading

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Anabaptist Orchestra Camp!

A little over a week ago I was privileged to attend Anabaptist Orchestra Camp in the sleepy little town of Elnora in Southern Indiana. It was an extended weekend filled with lots of music and rehearsals. This is a unique … Continue reading

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Words of the Week (And a lovely Hebrew Song)

Since I was just at Anabaptist Orchestra Camp the past weekend playing my little Juliet (yes, my violin does have a name), I thought these words for the week would be appropriate… Violin: keenor Orchestra: teezmoret And for your viewing … Continue reading

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Words of the Week! (and another summer adventure in which I navigate Anabaptist Orchestra Camp on crutches)

It is a rainy summer day here in Indiana, so I think two appropriate Hebrew words to learn are… Geshem: rain Kahyeets: summer I’m leaving today for another summer adventure at Anabaptist Orchestra Camp in Southern Indiana. We will be performing … Continue reading

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More Summer Adventures in Mennonite-land!

As most of you know, my summer hasn’t gone quite as I had anticipated and I am spending a large portion of it in Indiana recovering. While I am missing my Brooklyn life, it has been fun being back in … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

Lora Stoltzfus! But even if you didn’t win the drawing, you should still go to Amazon and get these books!

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