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Blessing On A New..

By Revital Belz

2 days ago

Growing up in the States, I don’t remember that we made a big deal of Tu Bishvat. One thing on which we were particular was to mark the day by making a “she’hechiyanu” blessing on a new... read on

  • lessing on a new

    By Revital Belz

    2 days ago

    Growing up in the States, I don’t remember that we made a big deal of Tu Bishvat. One thing on which we were particular was to mark the day by making a “she’hechiyanu” blessing on a new fruit. I remember my mother serving us buxer(carob), a rock-like fruit with an awful taste that... read on

  • FIRST IS FIRST!

    By Revital Belz

    December 15, 2014 | 1:15 am

    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 the local thrift shops. I would visit every garden sale in the vicinity and read with ardent... 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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