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

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 […]

matzo ball recipe

My Favorite Matzo Ball Recipe

It was always an on-going debate, what makes the perfect matzo ball recipe?  Should the balls be small and hard, or big, soft and fluffy? Personally, I like them soft, the way my grandmother used to make them. Her chicken soup was also perfect.  And her secret recipe, well sadly it remained a secret.  We […]

Moses and the Ten Commandments

This is an 1844 print featuring Moses and the Ten Commandments. I am always impressed by artists who can draw like this.  Happy Wordless Wednesday! Submitted for Wordless Wednesday.

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) […]

Travel Destinations

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.

Hebrew Carved On Barcelona Walls

Why Are Letters in Hebrew Carved Into Barcelona City Walls?

On first glance, the stones walls around the main courtyard in the medieval Jewish Quarter of Barcelona look similar to any other stone wall. Close inspection (pointed out by our guide) shows that some of the stones have letters in Hebrew carved into them. Once pointed out, it is quite easy to spot the Hebrew carved in […]

Old Jewish Quarter in Spain

Old Jewish Quarter in Bisbal d’Emporda, Spain

I am always fascinated with the narrow streets and balconies of the old Jewish Quarters in different medieval towns. the Interesting  old Jewish Quarter of Bisbal D’Emporda, Spain was no exception. The maze like streets offered us a challenge, but thankfully we had a map to find our way. I did find the Pentecost to […]

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 […]

Jewish Humor

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 […]

mohels

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]