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FIRST IS FIRST!

By Revital Belz

5 days ago

My mother taught us never to spend a dollar if you can pay less. I continued the tradition with a twist – never buy in a store if you can get it second-hand. I became an avid supporter of... read on

  • Hanukkah Surprises

    By Revital Belz

    November 5, 2014 | 12:51 am

    When I was a kid, my grandmother used to make lavish Hanukkah parties complete with sumptuous meal, homemade doughnuts and potato latkes. No disposables here, the table sparkled with silver tableware, crystal goblets and linen napkins as my dignified grandparents presided over the... read on

  • FOOD FOR THE SOUL

    By Revital Belz

    October 2, 2014 | 2:54 am

    One of the great leaders of the Jewish Nation once movingly declared, “There is no nation like the Jewish People.” Throughout the ages, in times of joy and sorrow, rich or poor, free or enslaved, they remain faithful and loyal to G-d’s Mitzvot!

    When I was a teenager, our local... read on

  • What to Buy for Who

    By Revital Belz

    September 17, 2014 | 4:26 am

    OK, I get it that the month preceding Rosh Hashanah is a time of soul searching and introspection, but that’s supposed to be for the upcoming Judgment from G-d, not for racking my brains on what to buy for Aunt Etty who kindly invited me for the festive meal. I’ve therefore divided... read on

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  • Kulanu Be’yachad – Everyone Together!!

    By Revital Belz

    September 7, 2014 | 1:03 am

    We have all been through a tough time. One way or another, the war is leaving its mark on us all. But there is an up side too. Yes, Operation Protective Edge has had some positive side effects!

    Due to the fragile security situation, many families are remaining indoors most of the... read on

  • A YIDDESHE MAMMA

    By Revital Belz

    August 16, 2014 | 12:23 pm

    I love that woman although I admit I have hardly said two words to her.

    Who is she? The mother of my boss!

    She visits our office regularly – sometimes a few times a week. The moment the door opens, we feel her beaming smile. She greets each one of us personally as if we are her... read on

  • Something in it all

    By Revital Belz

    June 18, 2014 | 2:57 am

    I was eleven when I first went to sleep away camp. It was an Orthodox Jewish camp In Eastern Pennsylvania, a two hour bus ride from my New Jersey Suburban home. I boarded the bus in my oversized tan boy shorts and big grey t-shirt and the carrot sticks my mom had packed for me as a... read on

  • Where’s My Brisket???

    By Revital Belz

    June 3, 2014 | 2:49 am

    So...On Rosh Hashana: broiled chicken. Succot: meat borsht and roast beef. Pesach: Grandma’s tongue and brisket. Shavuot: CHEESECAKE???

    In my house growing up, my mom would only make meat and chicken once a week on Shabbat, and besides for the cold leftovers we’d have Sunday... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Revital Belz is from Elad, Israel and studied public relations at Bar Ilan University, while working as copywriter for aJudaica.com.  As a mother of five boys, she also enjoys...

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