I woke up this morning to find that Mexican Jewish food had been featured in The New Yorker blog! Was I still asleep? Was I dreaming? When American Jews think Judaism or even Jewish food, they think Ashkenazi or Eastern European food. They don’t think Hispanic Jewish food. People don’t think of Jews as a… Continue reading Mexican Jewish Food Hits The New Yorker
7/12/2011 Shalom uvrakha to all members and supporters of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals. During the past several weeks, I have had many meetings during our stay here in Jerusalem. I’ve met with current and future authors of articles for our journal, Conversations, and our website jewishideas.org. I gave a lecture at the… Continue reading Conversion goes back to 2006
Sorry, dear readers. I haven’t felt up to writing very much and I find, that amazingly, I have very little to say. My health keeps me much too preoccupied so aside from my little updates on books, articles, TV and film I’m keeping up with, I don’t have much going on. I don’t know if… Continue reading Are you reading my husband’s blog?
Obviously, becoming an Orthodox Jew has made me more sensitive to things. Because of my IBS, I was already careful about what I ate but now I have to also make sure every restaurant I eat in has proper kashrut (kosher) certification and everything I buy at the store has a proper hecksher (kosher seal… Continue reading Oops, Sensitivity Fail
Whoa. Six more months until my husband becomes a rabbi and I need to take off those training wheels (from my new Rebbetzin-in-training wheels title). I don’t know how much or in what capacity I will be able to help out at my husband’s shul but I know that I would love to make synagogue… Continue reading "Do You" and Stuff-Part 2
I know, I know, I still have to tell you how much I loved Limmud! But for a second, I have to rave about all the wonderful Jewish learning experiences I’ve had lately in Riverdale. I love classes. What I miss most about my time on the Upper East Side was the amazing wealth of… Continue reading "Do You" and Stuff-Part 1
Event: Friday Night Moroccan Dinner (Half of the proceeds will go to the Haiti relief fund!) Date: Friday, February 5th, 2009 Time: 6:15pm-8:15pm Place: Kingsbridge Center of Israel, 3115 Corlear Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463 Admission: $18 per adult $30 per couple $5 per child Pay on website or by check (Put “Friday night dinner” in… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: Friday Night Moroccan Dinner/Proceeds to Haiti
The OU finally put up a piece that I sold to them about a year ago. It will probably piss off some potato kugel aficionados and for that, I apologize. I’d probably be upset if someone wrote “plantains (yuck!).” Perhaps, I should have talked up my life of good gelfite fish and matzah ball soup?… Continue reading Raise your hand if you’re a Jewminicana!
The many, many kosher Asian restaurants in New York City is a testament to the Jewish obsession with Chinese food (and now sushi). In Jews and Chinese Food: Love Affair”, an entertaining talk based on her book, “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles”, New York Times Metro reporter Jennifer 8. Lee dissects the longtime love affair between… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: What’s with Jews and Chinese Food?
Lyrics in Ladino: Hanukah linda sta aki, ocho kandelas para mi,Hanukah Linda sta aki, ocho kandelas para mi. O… Una kandelika, dos kandelikas, tres kandelikas,kuatro kandelikas, sintyu kandelikas,sej kandelikas, siete kandelikas, ocho kandelas parami. Muchas fiestas vo fazer, con alegrias i plazer.Muchas fiestas vo fazer, con alegrias i plazer. O… Una kandelika, dos kandelikas, tres… Continue reading Ocho Kandelikas (Ocho Candelitas/Eight Little Candles)