I found this kit from Hobby Lobby ($12 with a coupon. It comes with a lot of product, I think I have enough to dye at least 8 small shirts). The kit comes with the dye, bottles, rubber bands, and gloves. In addition, you'll need shirts (or whatever you're dying), an old towel or garbage bags, and aprons for your kids. The kit comes with directions, but I thought I'd share a few additional personal tips. To prep your shirts, get them damp. I threw ours in the washing machine in hot water to preshrink them.
Good Jew, Bad Jew
The question of — “Who is a good Jew and who is a bad Jew?” — goes beyond just being a good or bad person. For members of the Central Rabbinical Congress, protesting on Park Avenue in NYC several weeks ago, it starts with living the Torah.http://lotuseditions.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/good-jews/
Jews are either those who are born of a Jewish mother, or those who have converted to Judaism in a halakhically valid fashion. Yet others wondered: Had Jewish national sovereignty rendered classic halakhic standards insufficient? What, in our increasingly conflicted and nuanced world of identity formation, should being a Jew mean? What should joining the Jewish people require? Those questions, more than anything, are at the heart of the now relentless debate surrounding conversion, a debate that often threatens to tear the Jewish people asunder.http://danielgordis.org/2011/03/01/what-not-who-is-a-jew/
It’s official: Jewish camp strengthens Jewish identity
According to a new report, these happy kids at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires are more likely to be Jewishly engaged as adults than their friends who didn't go to Jewish camp.
Hundreds of thousands of Jewish camp alumni—and their parents—have long known that those halcyon weeks spent at Jewish summer camp don’t just cement lifelong friendships, they strengthen Jewish identity.
Now they have it in writing.
A new study on the long-term impact of Jewish overnight camp concludes that those who have attended camp are more Jewishly engaged as adults, according to 13 key variables, than those who did not go to camp.
Pursue Your Passion Without Going Broke
I often hear of how you should find your passion and pursue it to find happiness in your career and I completely agree as I’m proof that it’s possible, but there is a hazard I would like you to avoid: going broke in the name of passion
I experienced this first-hand as I was on a mission to assist people struggling with anxiety and was so committed to the cause that I was relying on volunteer honorariums to survive for over a year because helping people was all I was concerned with.
Be Broke Without Going Crazy
It’s summer, when everyone gets lazy and begins asking the sometimes unintentionally infuriating question, “Are you getting out of the city?”
If you’re twenty-five and broke, well, no, probably not.
Read more: http://www.thegloss.com/2011/06/21/career/bullish-life-be-broke-without-going-crazy/#ixzz2w8fhIIU8
You have a tattoo on your arm. You didn't think very carefully about it when you got it. You're on a date, and your date asks about your tattoo.
I got it on a whim one day a few years ago.
It All Happened on a Whim, You See: A Tale of Teaching English to Kids in China
If my life was a pole with a bunch of arrows pointing in a million different directions, China had never been on that signpost. It ended up being more like an emergency ejection seat; I didn’t know where I was going to land until I pulled the lever. I found myself signing a yearlong contract to teach English in Central China without having ever stepped into a classroom as anything more than a student. “Why?” asked a lot of people. Well, it was simple. I wanted to see if teaching was for me, I wasn’t in any hurry to get back to the States, and as ever, my mantra was – “why not?”
Have you ever, on a whim, bid on something on eBay or at a silent auction thinking, “Why not? I’ll probably be outbid anyway”?
Teens break in to mansion, party, and steal leopard
Teenagers call them ghost parties: Gatherings that are organised on a whim at a house that’s often not the host’s — but this particular party left plenty evidence behind.
Two 18-year-olds in court on charges related to murder of 70-year-old Spryfield man
THE FATAL SHOOTING of a Halifax senior Saturday might have been done on a whim, The Chronicle Herald has learned.
And Glenn Francis Oakley’s killers came back later to rob him, sources familiar with the police investigation said.
Two teenagers armed with a .22-calibre rifle were hanging out under a bridge on Drysdale Road in Spryfield when Oakley, who was out for his regular evening walk, just happened to cross the bridge.
Whilst observers held their breath as the space shuttle Discovery blasted into space last week hundreds of scientists at NASA monitored every conceivable aspect of the take off after the Columbia accident which took the lives of all seven crew members.
How to Ask Someone to Take Off Their Shoes at Your Home
When you invite someone to your house it can be pretty awkward to ask them to remove their shoes -- especially if they are wearing sandals or flip-flops. But it's your house, so you have the right to command your guests be shoeless. To do it politely, you'll need to do it the right way.