Category Archives: Judaism

Hot Pastrami.

One of the “bad” parts of immigration is losing your heritage. We try so hard all these years to assimilate, to lose an accent, to find a good job, to fit in and then one day  we realize we achieved … Continue reading

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Bar Mitzvah – part three – Max.

Max’s Torah portion was Vayikra – about sacrifices Jewish people had to make. We were able to connect all the dots in his speech. Here is part of his speech:  I would like to share a personal story of transition … Continue reading

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Bar Mitzvah – part two (Secular vs. Religion)

There are going to be 2 parts to this post. Part one: Being Jewish or Christian in the USSR. Growing up in the 70s and 80s in the USSR did not leave us any room for G-d. We were not … Continue reading

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International Women’s day and Purim.

International Women’s Day and Purim happens to be on the same day this year – what does it mean? More food, that’s all! The idea of an International Women’s Day first arose in the early 20th century, and it is … Continue reading

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Culture shock.

Let me begin by saying that I apologize in advance about the mood of this post. I experienced a major cultural shock today. I would say that after living here for 21 years nothing should shock me anymore, but oh … Continue reading

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