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Lyrics of the Heart

I will forever be amazed and awed by the tremendous and unique experiences the city of Jerusalem has to offer. I recently returned from a short, trip to Europe. Upon my return, a dear friend of mine invited me to go with her to a Yiddish-Tango musical performance in the Eden-Tamir Music Center in Ein Kerem Jerusalem. Tangentially, this [...]

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Combining my passions for design and travel - Gift show Maison et Object Paris

Recently I went to the Gift show Maison et Object, in Paris. Paris is of course for lovers and for lovers of beauty. I did visit the main art Museums Orangarie, the  Picasso, Rodin, Pompidu and D'Orsay. And again the thrill of standing in front of wonderful delicious art just feeds my soul. Way back, after [...]

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Sling Slang

I love slang as it is a sign of life through a language. Hebrew is both an ancient language and also a relatively young language, in it's modern format - revived by Ben Yehuda in the early 19th century. Hebrew is a fast evolving language reflecting the fast pace of Israeli society. Within the society [...]

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Lights, Latkes, Chanukah!

Every year, I continue to be proud and amazed by the Chanukah experience offered here in Israel. Whether you're from America, Australia, Europe, or other western countries, we have all grown accustomed to focusing on Christmas come holiday season, and it can be a struggle to put Chanukah at the forefront of our minds. The [...]

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Rosh Ha Shana Checklist

I love the structure and meaning of the Jewish festivals. In Australia New Year was basically an excuse for drinking. Here there is a plan and process, and yes a sense of satisfaction if you get  through the structure. It does take more time and effort but there is with that a greater sense of [...]

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​Travelling in different ways at different stages in life

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny KayeTraditionally people start to firm up travel plans in May and June for the summer. I have long held that the preparation before and reminiscing afterwards, is at least equal to the travelling itself.I enjoy seeing people select gifts for friends and family. I’m [...]

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Why making products with Yiddish moves me so deeply

I have never been interested in making pretty products that sit on the sideboard. Each product I make has a story and comes from my Kishkes - gut. I love making products with YiddishIn our family, a typical Jewish family, lots of languages flew around the kitchen table. I spoke to my mother in Hungarian [...]

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Seder Checklist

As Pesach and the Seder approaches, I thought it could be useful to have a checklist handy to ensure that you don't forget what to place on the table. As SEDER means order, I thought a little assistance on this front might be helpful.Is there something we have left out?AT THE SEDER TABLESeder plate with: Sliced [...]

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​10 Topical tips for the Big Passover Clean Up

Are you multi-tasking so much that you’re just not getting anything done? Who and what is draining your time and energy? Click here to view full clock collection Best to start with a plan and think of the salami approach - one slice at a time, thus avoiding an "all or nothing" approach.  A glass of [...]

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Spring Cleaning of Soul and Home

The concept of spring cleaning came from the Jews. It is a wonderfully renewing and revitalizing process. So as the blooms are starting to burst, and the earth literally rises once more to its prime, we mere mortals have a need to cleanse our souls and cupboards of the all the dust that has accumulated [...]

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