These Desserts Take Halvah to the Next Level

The one PR war Israel is not losing is the culinary one. Israeli cuisine is so hot right now, you can see it’s influence everywhere, from shakshuka trucks, to oiled puddles of hummus photographed to perfection, and now halvah. Cooks across the country are experimenting with it in desserts to add that same savory/salty flavor

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Eight Great Honey Pots for Rosh Hashanah

The tradition of eating apples with honey on Rosh Hashanah to symbolize the sweet year we hope is in store for us needs no special Judaica. You can beautifully conduct the tradition with your regular set of china. That said, honey pots make excellent hostess gifts this time of year and are particularly symbolic wedding

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The Baton Carrier: A Jewish Journey Story

When I wrote my first Jewish Journey story about The Sleeping Giant, I meant to follow it up shortly with another one, but things got busy and how the time flies! To briefly recap for all my new readers, a Jewish Journey is the story of a person’s Jewish life: what their practice is like,

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9 Pinterest Boards for 9 Days Menu Ideas

The people in my family are such carnivores, just the idea of not eating meat for 9 days is tantamount to mourning a death in the family. Fortunately, that is the right frame of mind for the first 9 days of Av, when the Jewish people mourn the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem as

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Eight Great Mezuzah Cases

The first mitzvah performed in a newly established Jewish home is to hang a mezuzah. “Mezuzah” actually refers to the parchment contained in the decorative case, not the case itself, which is just called a mezuzah case. Of course, everyone just calls the whole thing a mezuzah. On the mezuzah scroll is written the Shema

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Star of David Perler Bead Ornaments

I love to feature businesses and craft projects that have a little Jew-y twist to them and when a friend recently gave me her kid’s discarded fuse bead collection, my son immediately jumped on the six-pointed star template contained within it. He said to me, “Mommy, I’m going to create something for your blog” so

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Modern Jewish Calendars for 5778

Yep, it’s that time of year! Here is the official release of my new Jewish calendars. I’m pretty excited about how they turned out and the early sales have been good, so that is very validating. I made 2 wall calendars and 2 planners this year. Here they are… Great Jewish Quotations Wall Calendar As

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