Cooked Bulgur with Mushrooms for Weekdays and Shabbat

Most people know Bulgur from Tabbouleh salad, where all you need to do is soak the Bulgur in hot water for about 20-30 minutes, and the grains soak up all the water and become soft.  Then you put the grains in a salad and there you go! First off what exactly is Bulgur?  Bulgur wheat …

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Lag BaOmer is the holiday that sets a Secular American and Israeli Jew apart

For me, Lag BaOmer is the holiday that sets a Secular American Jew and a Secular Israeli Jew apart. Growing up in a secular Jewish-American background, with a large Jewish community in Central New Jersey who mostly went to Reform and Conservative synagogues, Jewish life was mainly centered around the major holidays. Rosh HaShana, Yom …

Jerusalem’s ModLi, Dubai’s The Modist, and the Rise of Modest Fashion

*Picture above taken from a Vogue Article about Chaya Chanin and Simi Polonsky, the  Orthodox Jewish designers behind The Frock NYC. This is such an overwhelming and perhaps controversial post to write, and I although I don't have a background in the fashion industry, my choices in what I choose to wear have changed in recent years when …

Prenatal Yoga in Jerusalem at Parparim Ba Beten (פרפרים בבטן)

I wish this post existed when I was pregnant with my first, Ovadia, who is now 3. I was searching online in English for prenatal yoga in Jerusalem, as it's common on the lifestyle/motherhood blogs I was reading from the U.S. to hear about the variety of benefits of prenatal yoga's relaxation, breathing, and birthing techniques. …