B”H Here’s a roundup of Hanukkah themed items from the home decor stores that have caught my eye this year. This menorah from CB2 is stunning and what do you know? It’s Kosher! Crate and Barrel has a cute serving plate. I actually like the regular blue and white plates that they’ve styled with the Hannukah plates a lot. Remember that I even posted about them a while back on
B”H You know from this post that I’m not very into giving gifts for Hanukkah. I give Gelt instead. However, my kids are used to their grandparents and their grandparents’ friends who do love gift giving for Hanukkah. So, yes, my kids usually receive a small toy or tchotchke some or all of the eight nights of Hannukah (aside from the chocolate gelt and real Gelt that my husband and I provide).
B”H Today I welcome my youngest guest yet, Leigh Hershkovich. When you hear her speak you will not believe that she’s only in her early twenties… the confidence, maturity and clarity … G-sh I wasn’t like that at 24 and I was considered to be quite mature. Leigh just published a novel, Shattered Illusions and is hard at work on her second novel. She is also the creative director of
B”H Funny, no? Last week you learned all about whether it’s kosher for Jews to celebrate Thanksgiving. So, are you planning your menu? Don’t look at me for help… (insert blank stare emoji) Which leads me to the question some of you asked, do I celebrate Thanksgiving? While my debate might not be as nuanced as the one among halachic authorities, I do have my own meshugaz, when it comes to
B”H There’s a few things I love when it comes to creating the perfect modest fashionable look: silk – always, forever and ever my love prints mix and match – because why not!? Like you didn’t know that ;-) I HEART all these pieces, and I especially love them together… The moody prints had me at hello and hey, you can mix and match! I love Tucker NYC’s Classic
B”H Is Thanksgiving Kosher? Kosher, meaning “fit,” is Thanksgiving a Holiday celebration fit for a Jew? I don’t mean the meal itself, as certainly that can be made kosher, but I mean the entire celebration, which yes, revolves around the meal. (Celebration revolving around a meal? Sounds pretty Jewish to me, ha!) Is Thanksgiving, a holiday with non-Jewish origins, by default “un-Jewish”? The question of whether Jews should participate in Thanksgiving
B”H Have you ever changed career paths, or felt stuck in the cusp of professional change? Have you been forced to change because of getting fired, or perhaps you left your career to raise your kids and after a few years, you want to go back into the workforce and are wondering, how do I go back? Well today’s guest is full of priceless advice for women in those kinds of transitions.
B”H Have you seen the new Judaica from Kate Spade NY!? It is so pretty – as everything Kate Spade. I’m loving the pops of color, of course. UPDATE before I move to the pretty: Sadly, I just found out that the above shown menorah is not kosher. Actually, I had a suspicion. I initially checked and someone told me it was, so I moved forward with the post. But,
B”H Today’s interview is moving and inspiring. My guest is a cancer survivor. Stacy Middleman is on the show and today we talk about her journey and her new book Dear Cancer, Love Stacy. Stacy is a Houstonian, now living in Austin, TX, a wife and mother of two children. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the early age of 35 and after a double mastectomy and fully recovering, eight
B”H Shavua Tov, friends! I’m preparing for my next Shabbaton in February in St. Louis, Missouri and I realized I hadn’t posted about my Shabbaton in Guatemala this past Elul. It was such an amazing experience, it’s really hard to capture in words. I get so much strength from connecting with Jewish women from different backgrounds and places. I know I’m the one leading and aiming to inspire and teach women, but the
B”H One of the best things about Fall is the availability of modest fashion! It is the season to invest in clothing, if you’re looking for more modest pieces. Not too heavy, fall fashion can take you through the year – definitely well into the Spring. And this year, I’m loving the moody prints in particular the moody florals. But, of course I had to add some leopard to the mix of
B”H Siempre es un placer re-encontrarse con una vieja amiga y hoy me re-encuentro con una amiga de hace muchos años que esta creando bellezas con la comida. Bellezas a la máxima potencia y ademas no solo bellas, sino que dice que ¡sanas y facilitas de hacer! Tengo a Silvia Cohen, Food Creative Blogger, creadora de Lemishmash. Nacida en Caracas, Venezuela, Silvia siempre fue una persona muy visual y creativa. Silvia
B”H So happy to be back behind the mic. Today is Tuesday, October 17, the 26th day of Tishrei. Tuesday!? Yes, I took a day off! More than a day. I actually took Sunday and Monday, to regroup after the High Holidays of the month of Tishrei finished. I mentioned to you last week, during my interview with Professional Organizer Rebekah Saltzman, that as Tishrei winds down, and we wave
B”H I hope every one is enjoying the holiday of Sukkot! Later this week we culminate the festivities with the Holiday of Simchat Torah. In a way we’re entering the last stretch of the month of Tishrei and towards this time I start wanting to get my life back into a routine. For me that always translates into organizing, decluttering, paying attention to my spaces, my home etc. Yup, I always go through
B”H Maybe you’ve thought that this year you might want to be braver, more bold, tackle some unchartered territory or maybe the thought of doing that still terrifies you… Often fear gets in the way of us living our best lives and being the best versions of ourselves… Something that my guest today, explored intimately and lived to tell us all about it… I have Michelle Poler on the show
B”H ¡Jewish Latin Princess! El año nuevo a llegado y estamos en los dies días de teshuvá, en preparación a Yom Kippur. Espero que todas están disfrutando de las fiestas de Tishrei y que estén de ánimos alegres. Recuerden que la alegría es al mejor canal para acceder todas las cosas buenas que Di-s nos quiere entregar en nuestra vida y una teshuvá real tiene que ser infundida con alegría.
B”H What would it take for you to totally turn your life upside down? Do an entire 360! How would you change your life if you could suddenly see all of the far-reaching consequences of everything you’ve ever done? Today’s guest has interviewed hundreds of people who have experienced close encounters with death, well more than close, they’ve actually died and come back… And she has found through her interviews
B”H Pomegranate Salmon is my go to fish recipe for Rosh Hashanah. Everybody LOVES it… Not only is it delicious, but the presentation is phenomenal. My dear mother in law gets me the Joy of Kosher magazine as a gift every so often, and this recipe was published in the Fall 2012 issue. I’ve made it every Rosh Hashanah since! Every year I say, I have to share it with
B”H If you’ve been around here a while you know sweet foods and I… not good friends. So, honey cake is definitely not my thing. But what is one to do when Rosh Hashanah rolls around!? Enter my friend and fellow blogger, Amy from What Jew Wanna Eat, who introduced me to her Drunken Honey-Pomegranate Cake. This is hands down THE best honey cake ever… Pomegranate! Yes… brilliant! Make it and
B”H Do you have a love hate relationship with technology? We all do to a certain extent, don’t we? Being plugged so to speak affords us so many wonderful opportunities, flexibility and so on. On the other hand, it can keep us hooked to the point that we’re just not connecting as human beings. As my guest on the show says, “left to our own devices, we’re not connecting.” I