Jewish Journal


By Revital Belz

2 weeks ago

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... 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

  • Pesach, Shavuot, and all that’s in Between

    By Revital Belz

    May 7, 2014 | 4:47 am

    The Game

    Counting the Omer is one of those things that has become a game. The longer I stay in the game, the more of a chance I have of winning. If I forget to count a day, I’m out. Me and my siblings have a contest every year of who can ‘stay in the game’ for longer. But we... read on

  • Nissan- The Month of Renewal

    By Revital Belz

    March 30, 2014 | 1:43 am

    I used to always get new clothes for Passover. The entire year I’d look forward to getting that one new dress with my Mom- preferably something floral and colorful that looked like spring. There’s just something in the air- all of the flowers finally blooming, that time when,... read on

  • A Stranger, A Brother

    By Revital Belz

    March 5, 2014 | 6:24 am

    My husband and I were very excited that we would be celebrating our first Purim together. We had all sorts of ideas for the Purim seudah and mishloach manot. I think I literally starting talking about Purim the day that Channukah ended! I can’t even explain my frustration when I... read on

  • Salty Can Be Yummy

    By Revital Belz

    February 20, 2014 | 1:58 pm

    My parents imbued me with strong values.  One of them was – the importance of chessed – helping our fellow Jews.  They firmly believed – charity begins at home and they lived what they taught.  Our address was a center for the homeless and the unfortunate.  My parents were always... read on