Light and Easy for a Hot Shabbat

What can you prepare for Shabbat if you absolutely do not want to leave a blech or a crock-pot on in your desire to not add any additional heat to already overheated apartment? Salmon, turns out to be that fish that can easily be eaten cold with pretty-much any sauce. So, I decided to make…

More Articles About Food!

An interesting article caught my attention – obviously, food related. Apparently, there’s a new book all about hummus! Naturally, I was also intrigued by this intro: “Traveling the streets and alleyways of nine Middle Eastern hummus hubs, from Cairo all the way to Damascus via Gaza, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Acre, and Beirut, we…

Limmud International – Loving It!

This past weekend I got a chance to go to Mexico City for Limmud volunteer training where limmudniks from all over the Americas and our British partners have gathered trying to help each other be more efficient and productive while preparing and running our respective Limmuds. Limmud as an organization had started in England over…

New Cool Articles about Jewish Food

Food is always on my mind. While it’s been a while since I wrote about my culinary experiments (not for the lack of experimenting, but lack of time to write about them), it doesn’t mean that I stopped cooking, naturally. I have been posting some pics on my Instagram account lamenting my abilities as a photographer….

Emor – Three Years

Today, 11 of Iyar, is my dad’s third Yortzait. Because in my shul, there is no way a woman can speak in front of the congregation, I asked a male friend of mine to say this on my behalf during our Seudah Shlishit: In Memory of Shimon ben Nachum This Parshat has a few lines…

Pesach Food at my House

One can write shelves of books about preparing for Pesach and cooking and organizing delicious meals, especially if one hosts many times during just one week of the “holiday of our freedom.” A lady in my office just proposed that Jews are not smart because of hundreds of years learning Talmud, but because of even more…

Will This Pesach Be Different Than Any Other Pesach?

So many things happening, so many thoughts in my head, so many feelings in my heart, and so little ability in me to express it all. Pesach is coming, and the Israeli elections seem to be fitting into a timing that is supposed to be of reflection, self-cleansing and preparing for a better, free future….

Verses of Hope?

Strangely enough, I seem to be able to write a verse or two when I am sad, depressed, mad at the world and at myself. These days I am happy and hopeful and scared to jinx it with as much as a light breeze blowing the wrong way. Maybe it’s because I am so not…

Hebrew in My Heart

Lately, I have been listening to a lot of Israeli songs. I always loved Hebrew, and now I feel that I am feeling it closer to my heart than ever. I have got acquainted with some really beautiful songs both music and lyrics-wise. They are not new, they might remind you of your youth or…

Random Spring Pre-Purim Thoughts

Spring is, inevitably, coming. And, with it come hopes, dreams of the better future, associations with pink / rosy glasses. Time and again, my mind races back and forth bringing pleasant thoughts and emotions and going back to the darkness that is so ingrained in my whole being. Personal ups and downs are mixed today…

פקודי

It’s been a while since I posted D’var Torah hear, but today I read a short beautiful d’var from a long-distant Rabbi, Ben-Tzion Spitz. Here it is for your pre-Shabbat pleasure:   God is shadowing us (Pekudei)   Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.-Robert Louis Stevenson   The main architect,…

Sushi Salad

Lately, I’ve become obsessed with sushi salad. I’ve got the idea at one of my friends’ Shabbat tables, where three young daughters of the family made one and decided to create my own version. So far, I’ve tried it three times with slightly different ingredients, but it worked magically every time to the delight of…