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Hamsa, the hand of God, sometimes thought of as the Hand of Miriam, is one of my favorite symbols. Thought of as a symbol of protection, it is popular in both the Jewish and Islamic religions. It is an commonly seen as an amulet shaped like a hand, frequently worn on a chain as a necklace. Hand […]
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 the […]
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.
I don’t know why I was surprised to find out that it is really easy to make your own matzo. After all, one of the reasons we eat Matzo on Passover is to remind ourselves of the rush of the exodus in which our ancestors carried with them only simple dough that didn’t have time to […]
We visited Dachau last week. It was a very sobering experience. All photos on this page © Rhonda Albom 2012 Have you visited Dachau?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
Do real men wear aprons? Sounds like I am starting a joke, but actually it is just a question. Hubby just had a birthday and picked out his own gift – a shiny new stainless steel BBQ. (We need the stainless as the last one rusted through – a small price to pay to see […]
Guest post by Steve from Be There 2 Day. A man goes to see the Rabbi. ‘Rabbi, something terrible is happening and I have to talk to you about it.’ The Rabbi asked, ‘What’s wrong?’ The man replied, ‘My wife is poisoning me.’ The Rabbi, very surprised by this, asks, ‘How can that be? The […]