The Festival of Trees
Due to various demands, I had to take an impromptu vacation from blogging. I partially wrote the following blog on Monday, January 17, 2022. I apologize for the late posting, but better late than never. Today was glorious! It was cloudy all day, but there was a lot of sunshine inside my home. Mike and I…
Sarah’s Kitchen: Delicious Wheat-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, and Tomato-free Pizza
It has been a while since I did a post on food, but I just had to share this delicious wheat-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and tomato-free pizza that I made for my husband. He is allergic to eggs, dairy, wheat, barley, and a long list of other food items. Corn is one of his allergens. Many…
Someone is Watching You
There is an inscription that is often inscribed over the Ark in Synagogues which reads: “Da Lifneh Mi Attah Omed.” It means, “Know before whom you stand.”
The Best Things in Life
Shalom to all my friends – both old and new. As many of you know, the last two months have been very dramatic for me. My family and I recovered from That which shall not be named. That is what I have decided to call this virus going forward. Today is my last chance to…
A Little Taste of Heaven
The spices or besamiym give us a little fragrance of heaven. It is not uncommon to compare pleasant aromas to heaven. Whoever came up with the phrase, “It smells like heaven,” might very well have been drawing inspiration from the Havdalah service.
Hey, Take Off Those Glasses!
Yesterday, my granddaughter Izzy tried on my glasses again. She looked so cute, but I doubt she could see much of anything through the lenses. Many of us are like my Izzy. We tend to try on the wrong glasses, especially when navigating the Straits. Thus, our vision and outlook tend to get distorted when…
The Bare Bones: Reviewing this Year’s Thanksgiving and Hanukkah
This year has brought a significant number of changes for me and my family. Despite the different challenges brought on by these changes, I can sincerely say that they have all worked out for the best. Change # 1: Conversion and the Miracle of Tefillin After pursuing a Jewish lifestyle for more than twenty years,…
What in Heaven’s Name
There was a lot going on in the heavens earlier this evening. I counted eight different I chem-trails or whatever those lines are called. I do not know how many had already fizzled out to form some of those wispy clouds, but there were several planes flying around up there leaving behind the trails. “What…
The Miracle and the Test
Tonight is the fifth night of Hanukkah. Why do we light candles for eight nights? Some say the tradition of kindling the Hanukkah lights stemmed from a miracle that happened more than 2,000 years ago when the Maccabees took back the temple and set about purifying and dedicating the holy altar. There was only oil…
Sarah’s Kitchen: Warm Comfort
On a chilly fall/winter evening, there is nothing more comforting than a bowl of hot, savory soup. This soup is completely vegan and simply delicious.