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National Slow Cooking Month

Posted on 12/31/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
January is National Slow Cooking Month. A slow cooker, also known as a Crock Pot (the way that tissues are known as Kleenex), is an electric machine which slowly cooks food at a constant low temperature. The...

Why You Should Know the Name of Beatie Deutsch

Posted on 12/20/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
Beatie Deutsch may not be a household name, but she should be. She is a running dynamic who moved to Israel from the United States. After having four children in six years she started running to get back into...

Wright Brothers Day

Posted on 12/15/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
You may wonder what you can do in just twelve seconds. Could you make history? Could you even make dinner in that amount of time? It took less than a quarter of a minute and it is still remembered from 1903....

Waiting (Wasting) Time

Posted on 12/08/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
We all spend a lot of time waiting. Waiting for a light to change, waiting for a bus or ride to come, waiting for a class to start, waiting in line, waiting for a baby to be born, or a special event to occur....

Cookie Day

Posted on 12/03/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I kid you not, December 4th is National Cookie Day. (I’m not sure if Cookie Day is celebrated in countries other than the U.S., but wherever you live you are encouraged to eat a cookie in honor of this...

Thanksgiving

Posted on 11/26/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I am not an American, so as an outsider it is interesting to view how Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. For most, it is not about the pilgrims but rather about food, friends and family, and oh yes, perhaps...

One of my Favoriate Torah Scenes

Posted on 11/17/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
One of my favorite scenes in the Torah is in the portion of Vayeira which we read on Shabbat. God is about to destroy Sodom because it has become a despicable place. Abraham wants to try and save the people....

Moving On

Posted on 11/10/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
An extended stay at the hospital for my husband in a ward generally meant for people who stay no more than a few days had me thinking. People would come and go and we would have to stay. Sometimes the bed next...

Desert Survival & Judaism

Posted on 11/03/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I was recently on a desert survival workshop through Tour Adumim in the Judean Desert. It was a good workshop and highly recommended. But I learned more than just desert survival skills. The first thing that...

Noah's Ark, or I was Unjustifiably Upset

Posted on 10/27/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I was unjustifiably upset. I bought a Noah’s ark toy for my grandchildren. It happened to come with a lot of little pieces, some of which had to be put together. One of the little pieces I found was a...
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