Jewish Journal


By Honey Lazar

February 26, 2014 | 5:38 am

Ruth and I talked a lot about being generous, kind, and loving.  Now that Loving Aunt Ruth: Recipes for a Well-Lived Life is close to being released, I wanted to share some of my conversations with Aunt Ruth. 

Aunt Ruth's love transcends time.



(Please visit www.lovingauntruth.com to sign up for book and book talk updates.  As Aunt Ruth says, "Always make sure to have love in your life.  It is the greatest gift of all.")

  • The Giving Season

    By Honey Lazar

    December 19, 2013 | 5:55 am

    This is the season for holiday mail.  Catalogues stuff my rural box, while cyber reminders of deals and sales stack my in box with temptations. This year, I get Aunt Ruth’s mail.  She doesn’t get Williams Sonoma or Neiman Marcus.  She gets letters from Sloan-Kettering, Hadassah,... read on

  • My Country ‘Tis of Thee

    By Honey Lazar

    November 12, 2013 | 10:41 am

    Loving Aunt Ruth is looking good for a spring 2014 release! 

    Yesterday was Veteran's Day, and there were no prouder veterans in our family than Aunt Ruth and Uncle Bob. He was a Captain, and she drove and repaired staff cars for the Red Cross.  He served in Europe, and she drove... read on

  • I Don’t Want to Be Alone

    By Honey Lazar

    September 30, 2013 | 6:14 am

    We live in a world made up more of story than stuff. We are creatures of memory more than reminders, of love more than likes. Being attentive to the needs of others might not be the point of life, but it is the work of life. It can be messy, and painful, and almost impossibly... read on

  • Sisterhood

    By Honey Lazar

    September 13, 2013 | 4:56 am

    These gloves belong to Aunt Ruth and her sister, Leah, who was also my mother.  The stacking represents how I see the sisters.  Aunt Ruth beams as she says, "My sister was older than I, smarter than I, and more beautiful than I.  She is not diminishing her worth by admiring her... read on

  • The Pharmacy

    By Honey Lazar

    September 10, 2013 | 6:51 am

    By mid-century, people over 55 will outnumber those under 18 for the first time in history.  As I face my own senior citizenship, the importance of learning from Aunt Ruth deepens.  She is teaching me that caring for others through small acts of generosity and kindness make all the... read on

  • Honey Cake and So On!

    By Honey Lazar

    September 4, 2013 | 10:19 am

    With the honey cake in the oven, early morning is spent looking ahead to Yom Kippur and breaking the fast.  Just when I thought that having grown children exempted me from cooking, Aunt Ruth taught me that sharing holidays makes them sweeter.  She is right, of course.

    ... read on
  • A Taste of Aunt Ruth

    By Honey Lazar

    September 2, 2013 | 6:10 am

    Aunt Ruth is committed to friends and family.  I am lucky to have enjoyed holidays, birthdays, and ordinary days with Aunt Ruth.  She taught me to make my home a welcoming place with something in the freezer just in case!  Aunt Ruth believed that everything tastes better shared.

    If you would like a recipe of Aunt Ruth's to sweeten your New Year, please send me an email at honeylazar4@gmail.com, and I will send you one right away!

    L'Shana Tovah from Aunt Ruth and me!

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