Kasha Varnishkes & Joan Nathan

I just had to share this! Of course, the moment I saw the title of this article ” The Enduring Delights of Kasha Varnishkes”, I just had to say something. I am so happy tablet started this series with Joan Nathan. I love watching the short videos even if sometimes my version of the Jewish…

About Dates

In Judaism there is something that is called gematriah, translated as numerology. Numbers have significance, value apart from their natural one, a special meaning. This is what many people that learn Torah know. In the life of my family, numbers play some mystical role tying people and generations. Sometimes I am trying to figure out…

Thinking of You

According to the Jewish calendar, today is my father’s fifth yortzeit. Fittingly, the Parshah that we are going to read tomorrow is Acharei Mot – אַֽחֲרֵ֣י מ֔וֹת – After the Death. It is really strange to live by the two ways to count time. All of us have two birthdays, two ways to commemorate many…

Was that the Longest Year of Your Life?

Everyone seems to be talking, writing, praying, whining, crying and obsessing about COVID-19. As we say – by now only the lazy one didn’t say anything about it. I guess, I am that lazy one. It’s been over a month since Rosh haShana, and only now did I get the guts to address something that…

Jewish Places of the (Not-So-Distant) Past

Originally posted on Noshing Across the Nation:
כח  אַל-תַּסֵּג, גְּבוּל עוֹלָם–    אֲשֶׁר עָשׂוּ אֲבוֹתֶיךָ. 28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.  Proverbs – מִשְׁלֵי I love to go to museums. Art, history, architecture, objets d’art, furniture, you name it. Certainly, I look at many things through the prism of the relations to…

Tazria-Metzora

Originally posted on Noshing Across the Nation:
This is a hard Parshah for me as, actually, most of the Parashot in Leviticus – Vayikra. I am going to bring you another commentary from a source that is not that well-known (I think). I subscribe to a newsletter by a Rabbi Ben Zion Spitz, the former…

A Few Verses Before Passover

Originally posted on Noshing Across the Nation:
Just a few verses combining the events of the day. The life of this world never seizes to amaze, both in good and bad ways. ? Oh Egypt, “how the mighty has fallen”! Egypt, the giant of old With your gold and your gems, with you valley of…

“Глядя на звезды мне всегда хочется мечтать…” или мой Ван Гог в Герцлии

Originally posted on "Multi-Focal" СТраницы Лины Городецкой:
„Говорить за нас должны наши полотна. Мы создали их, и они существуют, и это самое главное.“ Так однажды написал Винсент Ван Гог… Главная правда творчества в этих словах… Он прожил всего тридцать семь лет.  Ушел непризнанным, чтобы стать великим после, спустя годы после трагической гибели… Согласно оценкам с аукционов…

Hanukkah, Cooking, Baking, Kitchen & Life Struggles

This time I just want to share some culinary-related news: This article talks about the struggles and cooking as the way to overcome one’s challenges. A very close to heart concept for me. I used, and sometimes still use cooking, and especially bread making as a means to get out of melancholic thoughts. These days,…

Israel Foodie Roundup – November 2019

Just wanted to put it here maybe because I am dying to go to Israel again. Enjoy this beautiful post. Debbest Israel Israel Prepares for the Holiday Season and Petach Tikva has a booming new culinary scene. Winter is approaching and with it comes the festive season of Hanukah and Christmas. Bakeries around the country…

Fun Food and Israel Related Articles

It is no surprise that Israeli chefs are on the forefront of all things new. Why should food be an exemption? There have been a number of articles lately about innovative ways Israelis think about food using words like “vegan, ecological, and locavore”. New-old plants are appearing on the restaurants’ tables straight from the biblical times. …

Anticipating

I am not sure when I am going to publish this. However, I am writing it almost three weeks to the date when my life will drastically change. Change for the best, please, Gd! It’s been ten months since הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא let a certain amazing man find me among all the other women in…