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

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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 […]

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 […]

Jewish breast cancer survivor ribbon

Breast Cancer Survivor Ribbons

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 […]

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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 […]

Travel Destinations

Marrakesh synaguage wall

Inside a Jewish Synagogue in Marrakesh Morocco

Last week when I featured the Sukkah in Marrakesh you asked for more.  The Sukkah was in this courtyard just outside of a small Jewish synagogue in Marrakesh.  The curtains surrounding much of the courtyard offer some privacy for the Jewish people who live in this tiny, close knit community.  From the main road, there was […]

Sukkah in Morocco

Sukkah in Marrakesh

We were visiting Morocco during Sukkot yet I was still surprised to find a Sukkah in Marrakesh. In it simplest form, a sukkah is aa temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. We knew there is a small, active Jewish community in Marrakesh. There is a synagogue in the old Jewish Quarter […]

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.

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 […]

Jewish Humor

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 […]

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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?

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 […]

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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) […]