Interesting Links

In Israel we've enjoyed a mild spring and summer so far, with normal humidity and cool evenings. July is expected to get hotter, starting this Shabbat. Between my kids being home from school and preparing for an exam in lactation, things are hectic. Fortunately life provides unexpected … [Read more...]

Whatever Floats Your Wick: Chanukah Translation Confusion

We use floating wicks to light our Chanukah menorahs. Made of thin cork with aluminum foil glued on one side, they come with stiff wicks that get threaded through a hole in the stopper. We always run out of wicks before stoppers. But I digress. Some stoppers are round and some are hexagonal. You put … [Read more...]

Imaginary Ingredients

Kinder eggs, made of good quality chocolate with a toy in the middle, used to be popular in Israel. This year the kids received a chocolate-flavored knock-off called "TOY" in their shul candy bags. Made in Turkey, it’s imported by a company in Bnei Brak. The ingredients in English read: Sugar, … [Read more...]