Verses Outloud

What makes a poet? His success? His literary style? The fact that his poems make it into the world of music? The voice of a singer? All of the above? How is it that some poems, whether read or sang are unforgettable, while the others, albeit good ones, stay with you just for a little…

Counting the Blessings

This week I merited to attend two brit milah ceremonies. Two new baby boys came into this world. Every time a child is born, we witness a miracle. Don’t tell me that it’s a natural thing. Of course, it is! However, anything can go wrong. But we hope, we pray. And – miracle of miracles…

We are in it Together. Pardes in Jerusalem.

For the last few days,  I find myself walking the streets of the city I love the most, Jerusalem. Not only I am in the place the very air of which makes me breathe easier even through the heat, but I am blessed to be learning at the institution that brings people together based only…

Dreaming of the Golden City

  В этом городе звезды так близко – рукою подать В этом городе воздух напоен лавандой и мятой В эту ночь как спою я Тебе о любви? Your night’s stars are so close, I can touch them by hand Satiated Your air with lavender smell Where find the words for my love song to You, When…

Blood and Tears

There is really nothing to say today – only cry. Cry out of pain, out of anger, and out of helplessness of normalcy in relation to terror and murder. Today, when the news broke about the brutal murder of an innocent 13-year-old Israeli girl sleeping soundly in her bed by a 17-year-old Arab attacker, all I…

This is not the Shavuot I love

Shavuot is my favorite  Holiday for many reasons. I believe that this is a special Holiday as it clearly marks the Jewish nation as the one designated to live in a specific way – to be a “light to the nations” (Isaiah 42:1). This is no small task, the responsibility both brings you up and…

From Home to Home with Food to Dream About

It has been just a few days since I have returned from Israel, but my heart is yearning for it again. So, this post will just show the eateries and foods of Israel that I love. These amazing breads we just stumbled upon at the Old Train Station in Tel-Aviv. We tried these beauties, and…

In the Autumn Mood

Autumn, fall, osenj – however, you name it, the meaning for me is the same – beauty of colors, crying skies, the imminence of the coming winter. Every fall I start physically feeling worse from the day temperature drops so that I need a jacket to wear. Cold. I stay cold until the first tiny green baby…

Rosh ha Shana Blessings

We are on the eve of a New Jewish Year, 5776. It is always hard to reflect upon your own mistakes and shortcomings. I would just like to wish everyone the possibility to look upon yourself with criticism and upon others with favor. May we all have enough reasons to thank H-Shem for every day…

How It All Started

It feels like a very long while ago, my younger daughter moved all the way across the country to Portland, OR for college. Boy, did I miss her! I started a food blog as a way to virtually communicate with my now grown-up girls. Food is something that we all enjoy, and my kosher adventures seem…