B”H Imagine you were the only one who had recorded on video a monumental event that changed the course of your country’s history? By “accident”. My guest today is Alexandra Zapruder, the granddaughter of Avraham Zapruder, the Russian Jewish immigrant living in Dallas, who recorded the Zapruder film – raw unedited footage of President John F. Kennedy’s assasination. Divine Providence? I think so. What does Alexandra think? How did Mr.
B”H As we wrapped up the Hanukkah Holiday, I was thinking of Jewish education – not our children’s but ours. As I’ve mentioned before Hanukkah (Chanukah) is connected to the word chinuch, education in Hebrew. I often hear women sigh in dismay at the level of Jewish education they’ve managed to provide their kids via a Sunday School/Hebrew School program, AND then sigh at their own level of education. They wished
B”H Are you a hot mess when it comes to motherhood? Be honest. It can be totally overwhelming and yes, even those of us who thought we had it all under control before we had children, well let’s just say, things change! How do we become a better version of ourselves, how can we be more present and not totally overwhelmed and as they say in yiddish – suflaygen?
B”H This was the topic of my talk custom made for the ladies in Aventura Florida. But, really I think it was custom made for me! (I’ll tell you why in a minute) I was sent there as the first speaker of an initiative spearheaded among four Chabad houses in the area, called Project Connect. Project Connect will span over four months. This month’s event was hosted by Chabad of
B”H Have you ever wondered if there is a spiritual dynamic going on that you’re not aware of? How could the Torah’s mitzvot actually help you as a person? Are they really that important? Is your life and life around you all that you perceive with your senses? How can I really achieve more than I think possible? Well, if you’ve been listening to Jewish Latin Princess Podcast for a
B”H Hanukkah brings out the crazy in our people… Let me tell you how I explained it for my column on The Jewish Herald Voice’s December 15, 2016 edition. Rosh Hashanah: food; Sukkot: food; Tu B’Shevat: food; Purim: food; Passover: food. Wait, what happened to Chanukah!? Sorry to disappoint you, but while eating latkes and donuts is a nice custom, there’s no mitzvah to eat on Chanukah. The mitzvah of
B”H It’s December already, wow! I’m in Miami this week re-connecting with old friends… friends who I haven’t seen in years and physically connecting with many of my newer virtual friends, who I’ve made through this platform the blog and the podcast, Jewish Latin Princess. I’m down there for a speaking engagement so I will also get to meet new women. Always so fun. Mothers, if you listen with your
B”H Welcome to another episode of Wednesday Wink ladies! What is cooler than a friend who sees Hashgacha Pratit (Divine Providence) in her life all the time? A friend who takes the message and does something amazing with it – using her talents to serve G-d in this world! Today’s Wednesday Wink is from my friend, now published author, Rivka Fishman. I vividly remember her sharing this incident with me
B”H Have you ever been on the receiving end of a “non-apology”? One of those apologies that left you wondering, “what was that!?” How do you deal with the unapologetic offender? And what if you are the offender? Yikes! How good are you at apologizing? You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess everyone. Welcome. I don’t know that I’m so good at apologizing. I recently had to apologize to my really
B”H Hanukkah Menorahs seem to be one of those Judaica items that we can’t have enough of. They are so pretty to display and it’s so beautiful to have one for each member of your family. And they make great gifts! In case you’re still in the market for a Hanukkah Menorah (or a few) here’s a roundup of some of my favorites kosher Hanukkah Menorahs in the market. And
B”H Today I have a special episode with Financial Planner and Money Coach, Debbie Sassen, which we’ve called Demystifying Investing. Debbie is the creator of the 6 month online course, Smart Women Build Wealth and I’ve brought her on today because I wanted her to demystify the world of investing for my audience and to tell you about her course, Smart Women Build Wealth. I know that investing seems like
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