Judaica For Home and Body (Artwork, books, recipes and more)

Jewish breast cancer survivor ribbon

Breast Cancer Survivor Ribbons

Check out these breast cancer survivor ribbons for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month Worldwide breast cancer rates are staggering as it is the most frequently diagnosed non-skin cancer in women. It is estimated that almost 3 million women in the US are living with breast cancer (and nearly one third of these women don’t know they have […]

Chocolate Purim Masks

Purim, or any costumed occasion, these chocolate masks would be fun for kids, or adults. If used for Purim, I don’t know how it would work at your house, but around here these masks would be eaten long before the story is over. You can get your own chocolate Purim masks here. What’s your preference, traditional or chocolate […]

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Tradition (an Original Painting)

TRADITION is an original painting by Claudia Ravel.  Not a traditional look, but certainly a traditional activity.  I really like it, how about you? Submitted for Wordless Wednesday.

Judaism for Dummies

Actually, It’s a Book for Smart People: Judaism for Dummies

I am no dummy!  Yet, I love this book. Judaism For Dummies is fun and loaded with interesting, amusing and focused information on what it means to be a Jew. I will admit when I first opened the package and saw that my father had sent me a book entitled Judaism For Dummies, I was a […]

Travel Destinations

Mezuzah in Morocco

Mezuzah in Marrakesh Morocco

A Mezuzah in Morocco.  It’s not really as random as it sounds.  I took this shot just outside a synagogue in Marrakesh, Morocco. A mezuzah is a piece of parchment (often contained in a decorative case) inscribed with specified Hebrew verses from the Torah, and often hung at the door of Jewish family. Mezuzah in […]

Holocaust Memorial Berlin

Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

Titled the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin is one of the most powerful places we have been so far.   It is massive, covering 4.7 acres with 2,711 concrete  stelae, arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 2.38 m by 0.95 m and vary […]

Hebrew Carved On Barcelona Walls

Why Are Letters in Hebrew Carved Into Barcelona City Walls?

On first glance, the stones walls around the main courtyard in the medieval Jewish Quarter of Barcelona look similar to any other stone wall. Close inspection (pointed out by our guide) shows that some of the stones have letters in Hebrew carved into them. Once pointed out, it is quite easy to spot the Hebrew carved in […]

Dachau

Sobering Photos of Dachau

We visited Dachau last week.  It was a very sobering experience. All photos on this page © Rhonda Albom 2012 Have you visited Dachau?

Jewish Humor

School play joke

A Joke About a School Play

A little Jewish boy excitedly came home from school and told his mother that he won a part in the school play. The Mother, pleased with her son’s enthusiasm asked, “What part will you play, Saul?” Saul responded, “I shall be the Jewish husband.” The mother replied, “Well, you go right back to that teacher […]

Sayings of the Yiddish Buddha

Sayings of the Yiddish Buddha

Just for fun, if the were a Yiddish Buddha, he just might say these things . . . Sayings of the Yiddish Buddha If there is no self, whose arthritis is this? Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated? Drink tea and nourish life; with the first sip, joy; with the […]

Jewish Guilt Will Get You Everywhere

An elderly Jewish man in Miami calls his son in New York and says, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.” “Pop, what are you talking about?” the son screams. “We can’t stand the sight of each […]

funny hanukkah pictures

Hanukkah Zebra or Photoshop Zebra Strips

Have you ever seen a Hanukkah Zebra? The real question is has anyone? Is this a naturally occurring rare Hanukkah Zebra, or simply a Photoshop creation? Still want more? Check out The Big Book of Jewish Humor. What do you think – Hanukkah zebra or a bit of zebra photo editing?