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Chocolate Toffee matzo recipe

Chocolate Toffee Matzo Recipe

A chocolate toffee matzo recipe that is simple and delicious – what a special Passover treat! Especially for me, a believer that everything tastes better covered in chocolate. Matzo is no exception. Chocolate Toffee Matzo Recipe Contributed by Jennifer Hazen Ingredients 1 box matzo (15 pieces) 1 cup (2 sticks) butter (for Parve, use margarine) […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Kosher Aprons

A Bit of Kosher Apron Humor – Kibitz Spot

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 […]

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 […]

Star of David

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 […]

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 […]

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

Kosher Aprons

A Bit of Kosher Apron Humor – Kibitz Spot

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 […]

Rabbi Joke for Silly Sunday

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]