These short winter Shabbats can be hectic! Sometimes it’s a heart-pounding, tense race to get ready on time, even though I wish it wasn’t. That is definitely something I need to work on. One way to manage is to have a good Shabbat list (or two). I just updated mine, […]
6 Continents, 35 Countries, 340 Cities, 1 Shabbat – this week! From LA to London, Melbourne to Moscow, Bondi to Brooklyn, Jerusalem to Johannesburg, Toronto to Tokyo… in every corner of the globe, people are joining the biggest global Jewish unity event the world has ever seen. The Shabbat […]
With summer coming, it’s time to think of cool and easy ideas for Shabbat lunches. I don’t usually use a slow cooker in the summer, and it’s good to have a list of options handy to help me plan. salads / spreads (like roasted eggplant, hummus, pepper, carrots olive tapenade, tomato dip, zhug) veggie […]
This post is part of the traveling with kids series. Check out part 1 (airplane travel), part 2 (your in-vehicle bag), part 3 (packing), part 4 (while you’re gone and making unpacking easy), and part 5 (safety). Sometimes, people go away to someone else’s house or a program or Shabbaton where Shabbat will be […]
There are times that one of us needs to be away for Shabbat, and sometimes with little or no notice! We have an “emergency” Shabbat-to-go kit to help us handle this. It’s everything you could need for Shabbat in a glamorous container – an old wipes tub… This is packed […]
With Shabbat and Purim squished together this year, I’m been making things for both days. Here’s our plan! Shabbat dinner: Challah and salads (homemade hummus, babaganoush, olive tapenade, and carrot) Matza ball soup (our last before Pesach!) Noodle kugel Beer BBQ chicken (crockpot, using my homemade BBQ sauce), without the […]
A few photos from our house today as we prepare for Shabbat: Red lentil soup (recipe) Prepping another salad Soon to be eggplant relish More making of eggplant relish The finished eggplant relish “flowers” from the kids l’kavod Shabbat Shabbat shalom!
Tisha B’Av is normally a fast day and a day of great mourning. This Shabbat is the 9th of Av – yes, that’s Tisha B’Av! And we don’t fast or mourn on Shabbat. So this year, the fast will be observed on the 10th of Av, which is Saturday night […]
Shabbat comes along every week, whether we are ready or not. Shabbat is our time of rest, our family day, and our spiritual high point for the week. And good food, too! But how about erev Shabbat – Friday, just before Shabbat comes in? Are things a little crazy then […]
These were picked by my boys from our backyard for our Shabbos table as a surprise for me – they are awesome kids! The short stems go well in a wine glass, and the smell of the lilacs is heavenly. Shabbat shalom!