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

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 […]

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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 […]

Hamsa (Hand of God) for Peace and Protection

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 […]

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 […]

Travel Destinations

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jewish Humor

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 […]

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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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 […]

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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 […]