The fundamental model of Tisha B'Av is a reenactment of the tragic history of ancient Judaism. Jews relive the stages of destruction of the First and Second Temples as well as the loss of Jewish sovereignty. Read more
This savory combination of fried eggplant, hard-boiled egg, hummus, Israeli salad, and assorted condiments is stuffed into a pita and drizzled with tahini sauce and amba. The dish is now a favorite all over Israel. Read more
On the 9th and 10th of the month of Av in the year 70, the Roman legions in Jerusalem smashed through a fortress and into the Holy Temple and set it afire. In the aftermath, many Jews believed that Judaism itself was shattered beyond repair. Read more
Open-air food markets (called "shuk/souk" in Hebrew and Arabic, respectively) serve as a showcase for the country's myriad ethnic cuisines, and offer a space to gather and eat. Read more
We are currently in the midst of "The Three Weeks," a time of grieving for Jews in remembrance of the destruction of the first and second Temples.
My husband does not do birthdays.
“How did the Jews become a global people?” “They got pushed around a bunch.” “They had to go to different places.” Indeed.