Bagels or is it Beigels?

Nothing in my experience across all cultures is more unifying than food. And long after many of the other customs of Judaism have faded from individual practice, you will find people are nostalgic about their Jewish food, of what they once ate at their grandmother’s house. So I have studied Jewish food and shared the …

THE JAM DOUGHNUT

The Story of the Jam Doughnut and the State of Israel We think of jam doughnuts (sufganiot) as being a ubiquitous Chanukah snack – deep-fried, golden, and oozing its jammy contents with each bite. But, in fact, jam doughnuts are part of the story of the modern State of Israel. They are the story of …

For the love of babka

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/for-the-love-of-babka/

My first real Yom HaAtzma’ut

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/my-first-real-yom-haatzmaut/

MY SAVTA ETA

I sometimes feel as if I don’t have any rights to the Holocaust narrative; that it was my grandparents’ or even my parents’ story. I sometimes feel that even those who don’t have a family connection to the Holocaust have more of a right to the story than I do. The reason being that, in …