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

Miriams Song Poster

I just fell in love with Miriams Song. It’s not a song, but rather an acrylic painting from Jewish artist Laura Bolter of Kansas City. Available at Imagekind Miriams Song by Laura Bolter More from Laura Bolter – also available by clicking on your favorite design to view it at Imagekind. Peace Hamsa Jerusalem Night […]

Tradition (an Original Painting)

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.

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 […]

Judaism for Dummies

Actually, It’s a Book for Smart People: Judaism for Dummies

I am no dummy!  Yet, I love this book. Judaism For Dummies is fun and loaded with interesting, amusing and focused information on what it means to be a Jew. I will admit when I first opened the package and saw that my father had sent me a book entitled Judaism For Dummies, I was a […]

Travel Destinations

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 […]

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 […]

Beit Shemesh Women’s Flashmob

Beit Shemesh Womens Flashmob in Israel

This Beit Shemesh womens flashmob took place on the morning of Jan 6th, 2012. Approximately 250 women, all residents of Beit Shemesh came together in this mass public dance in the city square as a from of protest and to raise awareness against the exclusion of women from the public domain. The Beit Shemesh women’s […]

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 […]

Two Funny Hanukkah Jokes and a Great Quote

Two quick Hanukkah jokes for Silly Sunday and a great Quote from Golda Meir: Denominations A woman goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Hanukkah cards. She says to the clerk, “May I have 50 Hanukkah stamps?” The clerk says, “What denomination?” The woman says, “Oh my God. Has it come to […]

funny hanukkah pictures

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?

Jewish Guilt Will Get You Everywhere

An elderly Jewish man in Miami calls his son in New York and says, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.” “Pop, what are you talking about?” the son screams. “We can’t stand the sight of each […]