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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 […]

matzo ball recipe

My Favorite Matzo Ball Recipe

It was always an on-going debate, what makes the perfect matzo ball recipe?  Should the balls be small and hard, or big, soft and fluffy? Personally, I like them soft, the way my grandmother used to make them. Her chicken soup was also perfect.  And her secret recipe, well sadly it remained a secret.  We […]

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.

Jewish Leprechaun

T-Shirts to Celebrate a Jewish St Patricks Day

Last time I checked, there was no Jewish St Patrick’s Day.  It’s just not a Jewish Holiday.  Then I looked again and it says “Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.”  So  to my Jewish Irish readers I say, Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I did a bit of research and here is what I found: According […]

Travel Destinations

Chai on the street

Chai on the Street in Toledo Spain

As we travel, we encounter some interesting Jewish decor, like this tile containing a Chai on the street in Toledo Spain: We carry Lonely Planet Spain. Submitted for Wordless Wednesday.

Old Jewish Quarter in Spain

Old Jewish Quarter in Bisbal d’Emporda, Spain

I am always fascinated with the narrow streets and balconies of the old Jewish Quarters in different medieval towns. the Interesting  old Jewish Quarter of Bisbal D’Emporda, Spain was no exception. The maze like streets offered us a challenge, but thankfully we had a map to find our way. I did find the Pentecost to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jewish Humor

coffee jokes

A Coffee Joke About a Man and Wife and a Cup of Coffee

Coffee Joke A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, “You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee”. The husband said, ” You are in charge of the cooking […]

Jewish mother

Things a Jewish Mother Would Never Say

Things A Jewish Mother Would Never Say “Aw, just turn these undies inside out. No one will ever know.” “I don’t have a tissue with me — just use your sleeve.” “Well, if Timmy’s Mom says it’s okay, that’s good enough for me.” “Of course you should walk to school and back. What’s the big […]

How the JNF Robbed Me Of My Birthday Presents

A guest post by Darren Stein A few weeks ago I gave a presentation to the Sydney chapter of the Bnei Brith Society on the subject of Doomsday Cults.  In gratitude, they presented me with a certificate from the Jewish National Fund (JNF), indicating that they had donated two trees to this environmental agency in […]

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?