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

miriams song

Miriams Song Poster

I just fell in love with Miriams Song. It’s not a song, but rather an acrylic painting from Jewish artist Laura Bolter of Kansas City. Available at Imagekind Miriams Song by Laura Bolter More from Laura Bolter – also available by clicking on your favorite design to view it at Imagekind. Peace Hamsa Jerusalem Night […]

Coloring Jewish Year 5776-5778 Wall Calendar 2017

Jewish Coloring Calendar Offers Relaxation and Fun

Combining the latest craze with a 16-month calendar, Amber Lotus has creatively designed a Jewish Coloring Calendar called: “Coloring Your Jewish Year Wall Calendar.” Coloring seems to be catching on for adults all around the world. It’s easy, relaxing, and according to the experts offers multiple benefits including: Stress and anxiety reduction Helps you become more focused Increases […]

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, […]

Kosher pork

Kosher Pork? Is it for Real?

When you saw the words “Kosher pork” did you make that face? You know the one – complete confusion, skepticism and doubt. That was my reaction when my daughter told me she had heard that Kosher pork is available in Israel. I shook my head and told her she was obviously mistaken. So I Googled […]

Travel Destinations

Jewish Refugee Museum

Jewish Refugee Museum in Shanghai China

Today we visited a powerful museum – the Jewish Refugee Museum of Shanghai, China. While much of the world turned a blind eye, Shanghai offered refuge to the Jewish people during WWII, saving about 23,000 Jewish people. A quick bit of history as posted on the walls of the museum: 1933: The Nazis came to […]

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 […]

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 synagague in auckland

Discovering an Old Synagogue in Auckland New Zealand

I was surprised last week to see this “Old Synagogue” sign on one of the campus buildings at Auckland University.  (Surprised because I live here in Auckland and didn’t know that an older Synagogue existed before walking by and seeing it.) Here is the building, now the University House of Auckland University.  You can see the […]

Jewish Humor

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Two Funny Hanukkah Jokes and a Great Quote

Two quick Hanukkah jokes for Silly Sunday and a great Quote from Golda Meir: Denominations A woman goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Hanukkah cards. She says to the clerk, “May I have 50 Hanukkah stamps?” The clerk says, “What denomination?” The woman says, “Oh my God. Has it come to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]