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

Do It Yourself: Canning Kosher Foods

Guest post by Jessica Wiener. DIY Canning Kosher Foods Whether you’re a seasoned or novice home canner, you love making treats for yourself, your family and your friends. Home canning is especially handy during the holiday season. But when giving edible gifts, you need to be aware of dietary restrictions. Make sure you have special jar […]

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Sand Animation – Kseniya Simonova

I never expected a story animated in sand to so completely grab a hold of my emotions. I had never even heard of sand animation before watching “You are always nearby” by Kseniya Simonova. It is a powerful, captivating and mesmerizing story of a young couple who were separated by WWII. This sand animation is […]

Yiddish with Dick and Jane

Yiddish with Dick and Jane

See Jane schlep. . . Schlep, Jane. Schlep. Do you remember Dick and Jane? This version with a Yiddish twist is hilarious (and made for adults). I learned to read with the original. It was a long time ago, but I still remember: See Dick. . .See Dick Run . . .Run Dick Run Really, […]

Jewish Tombstone for Wordless Wednesday

A beautiful Jewish Tombstone This beautiful artwork is a photograph of a stunning Jewish Tombstone by photographer Terry Shuck. What an amazing piece of art, so different from traditional Star of David found on so typically on a Jewish Tombstone.  Who would have thought I would ever call a tombstone “beautiful.” Submitted for Wordless Wednesday.

Travel Destinations

Beit Shemesh Women’s Flashmob

Beit Shemesh Womens Flashmob in Israel

This Beit Shemesh womens flashmob took place on the morning of Jan 6th, 2012. Approximately 250 women, all residents of Beit Shemesh came together in this mass public dance in the city square as a from of protest and to raise awareness against the exclusion of women from the public domain. The Beit Shemesh women’s […]

The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic

It is estimated that the Old Jewish cemetery in Prague has 12,000 visible tombstones, with up to 100,000 burials. The cemetery was active from the early 1400s until 1787. It is sobering and surreal at the same time. It is quiet. People walk around in wonder, and respect. The small space was all that was […]

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Do You See a Repeating Star of David in this Floor in Spain?

Sometimes I see patterns that others don’t. When I look at this courtyard tile mosaic in Alcazar of Seville Spain,  I see a repeating Star of David. I wonder what was on the mind of the tilers when they laid the floor. Was it the pattern they intended for me to see, or is simply […]

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 […]

Jewish Humor

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 Hieroglyphics

Jewish Hieroglyphics (a joke)

Written across the wall of the cave were the following hieroglyphics symbols: It was considered a unique find and the writings were said to be at least 3000 years old! The piece of stone was removed, brought to the museum, and archaeologists from around the world came to study the ancient symbols. They held a […]

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 […]

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A Bit of Mohels Humor: The Bris Anthem

The topic of male circumcision is serious, however this group found a fun and humorous way to express their views. Let’s call it a bit of Mohels humor that is too funny not to share. It’s a parody of Royals, the hit by New Zealand superstar teen Lorde. Mohels by Kol Ish (The Bris Anthem) […]