Category Archives: Holidays

Happy Shavu’ot and Why You Shouldn’t Have Cheesecake

I love cheesecake, myself. I’m definitely making one for tomorrow, only it’s going to be a non-dairy cheesecake. Just wanted to clarify, before diving head first into the heavy stuff ­čÖé What’s Shavu’ot Anyway? Shavu’ot or Shavuot, or if you … Continue reading

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Independence Day and Naqba Day Thoughts

Israeli┬áIndependence┬áDay My apologies for another “heavy duty” post today. It’s sort of a “heavy” week here in Israel, with the Holocaust Memorial Day, followed a week later by the Memorial Day for the fallen soldiers and then, the very next … Continue reading

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Holocaust Day from the Perspective of a Sabra

Like many other Israelis, I try to stay away from the media on Yom Ha’Shoah – National Holocaust Day. I try very hard to avoid watching even a single documentary about the Holocaust. I’ve had enough and more then. I’m … Continue reading

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How about an Alternative Passover tradition?

Passover, or Pessach in Hebrew, is upon us. The Eve of Passover, aka the Seder, is on Monday Evening. Passover Obsessions Going into town today, it was Passover frenzy all over the place: streets jammed with cars and people everywhere … Continue reading

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The Scent of Passover

It’s two weeks away from Passover, or Pessach in Hebrew. For the past week, I can actually smell it in the air. It’s getting into the house too, but the worst (best?) is when you go outside and it hits … Continue reading

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Purim Memories and Purim Pictures – Happy Purim!

It’s the Jewish holiday of Purim today. If you’re not familiar with Purim, here’s the full description in Wikipedia. Purim and Me Purim is the holiday of fun for the kids. Kids dress up, give and get packets of sweets. … Continue reading

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Visting the South of Israel

Hannuka isn’t just candles, dreidles and latkes – it’s also a week long school vacation. We started it with a day up in the Golan Heights, followed by a day in Tel Aviv. We’re trying to make plans for the … Continue reading

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Hannuka Pictures from Israel

Here it is again, the holiday that can’t be spelled in English! Chanuka, Channuka, Hanuka or Hannuka – I just checked and people are searching Google in all four variations, so I had to use them all in the post … Continue reading

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Funny Interfaith Meeting and an Explanation of Hannuka

It’s Hannuka next week, so I thought I’d share this video today. I hope this one doesn’t offend anyone. It’s Israeli humor and he’s honestly NOT making fun of the Christians but of your average ignorant and tactless Israeli.

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The Secular Rosh Hashana

Someone has already messaged me privately on my cat forums to wish me a Happy New Jewish Year and mentioned that she looked at my blog and couldn’t find a good post where she could have added it as a … Continue reading

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