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The Chayil Woman

Yesterday was a day of God reminding me the beauty of being a woman. One of the first things I ever gleaned from my Hebrew studies and compelled me to go deeper was found in Proverbs 31. 838 more words



Those of you who know me know that I absolutely love to cook. I’m my happiest when I’m cooking a multi-course meal — and even happier when I’m able to make everything totally from scratch. 687 more words


JewishApp Open Source

A friend of mine told me that the reason people do not know what the jewish day is because it is not in front of their eyes all the time. 235 more words

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Sunset over a synagogue 


Ten days ago on Kol Nidre as I was headed to services, the western sky was putting on a show of its own, so I parked my car and spent a few minutes watching the beauty of Creation’s unfolding. 22 more words


Khoresht-e Beh (Quince and Split Pea Stew)

Firstly an apology: for the past while, this blog has been very, very Ashkenazi. I of course did not mean to fall into a trap of… 956 more words


Yes on Proposition 62 - Abolish the death penalty in California

In arguing against the death penalty, I must represent our Jewish teachings honestly.

The Torah does not categorically oppose capital punishment.  After the flood, God instructs the children of Noah, “He who sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed.”  Human beings must build societies governed by fairly-enforced laws.  304 more words


Artist of the moment......Eva Zeisel

Eva Zeisel was an internationally renown ceramist and industrial design. Eva Ziesel was born in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1906. Her family was a wealthy family, her father owned a textile factory. 213 more words