The Jewish Food Our Chinese Shabbat Guests Loved Best

The Jewish Food Our Chinese Shabbat Guests Loved Best

Last week, we Weisbergs were very, very busy hosting lots of large groups. Sunday, the last night of Chanukah: we hosted 2 ChefRabbiJosh.com groups: a National Geographic group for candle-lighting, and an American Catholic family for dinner. Monday: German Catholic theological students from the Dormition Abbey Tuesday: Josh’s Israeli students for a Siyum Thursday: A […]

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Sad Chanukah’s Over?

Sad Chanukah’s Over?

Don’t be too sad, Purim’s right around the corner! I know because my neighborhood bakery’s already selling hamentaschen. I LOVE living in Israel!

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My 20/20 Resolution

My 20/20 Resolution

When I went to sleep last night it was 2019, and when I woke up this morning it was 2020. But except for the change in the date in the corner of my computer screen, the new year went completely unnoticed in my religious Jerusalem neighborhood. No New Year parties, champagne, greetings, etc. But, nonetheless, […]

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My Bat Mitzvah Girl and My Bubby Fruma, a Hero of the Holocaust by Elana Mizrahi

My Bat Mitzvah Girl and My Bubby Fruma, a Hero of the Holocaust by Elana Mizrahi

One Chanukah morning, I attended the bat mitzvah of the daughter of my old friend, Elana Mizrachi. I’ve known Elana for over 20 years. I remember when she was my husband’s student. I remember when she was dating her husband. I remember davening for Elana Mira bat Cherna to be blessed with a child–for almost […]

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My All-Nun Dreidl

My All-Nun Dreidl

Yesterday I went to the shuk to get all sorts of stuff we need for Chanukah when I noticed some pretty hand-painted dreidls that caught my eye. A bit pricey at a dollar and a half-a-piece. But, hey, for Chanukah you can splurge a little…So I got 4. And a bag of chocolate chips for […]

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My Pre-Chanukah Gloom

My Pre-Chanukah Gloom

This morning, after a challenging interaction with a family member, I felt so upset. LIke even the things in my family I thought were going well–well, they aren’t. So I decided to cheer myself up (or at least take a breather from crying) with a walk through the forest. Oh, it was so beautiful out […]

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