Traditional Latkes

I want to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah and a beautiful 8 days of light and blessings. This is my go to recipe for latkes from Susan Fischer Weis's "The Complete Guide to Hanukkah" (substituting Matzoh Meal for Breadcrumbs) and they always warm our hearts and stomachs. *You can use a …

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“My caterpillar to butterfly moment. My Jewish birth.”

Modest Jerusalem is launching a series of personal essays from friends and other women from Israel and around the world, who have inspirational stories covering a variety of topics. Kicking off this series is a dear friend and former colleague of mine, Juli Kristof, who was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. She made Aliyah to Israel …

DIY: Natural, All-Purpose House Cleaner with Castile Soap and Essential Oils

There are many reasons to make your own All-Purpose House Cleaner. Financial reasons, wanting to green up your house,  limit your bleach usage, to protect your kids from being exposed regularly to chemicals in the house, and many others. I want to first mention that I am not against bleach and I do clean my …