Category Archives: traditions

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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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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Good bye! Hello!

This is my last post of 2011, (can you believe it!)… and right before I dive into it, I would like to thank everyone who stuck around with me, supported me and never, ever criticized me. It’s the time of … Continue reading

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Merging traditions.

My dear friend Elizabeth , Michigander who lives in Germany with her beautiful family posted a picture of her Christmas tree on Facebook. That picture sparked a conversation about different traditions in different cultures and countries. Her tradition is American … Continue reading

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Our Halloween costumes – 18 years and counting….

I have been experiencing blogging dry spell. It seems to me that I have nothing to say anymore, but I know it’s simply not true.  I have plenty to say, I just can’t put my words together, so today instead … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Dinner, Mmmmm, whats that smell?!?!?!? Part II

On the day when all the Jews in the world are fasting and asking G-d for forgiveness, I decided to write a post about food. I did not plan it this way, it’s just that this particular post has sat … Continue reading

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Chmaxing for Rosh Hashanah!

Every self-respected Jew on the night of Rush Hashanah is sitting down with his family and close friends for dinner. The dinner should consist of the most delicious Jewish food on the planet; and yes, if you make Gefilte fish … Continue reading

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