Featured Blog Posts – October 2009 Archive (5)

Ba'Mitbach (In the kitchen) by Irene Saiger and Fredda Loewenstein

This is our third post so we thought it might be time to tell you a little bit about the two of us and the background that prompted us to launch this blog. Fredda is from Boston, Irene from New York. We are "migrants" to Los Angeles and found each other through our husbands who are regulars at the Library Minyan. We are two of a small group of people who have been meeting on Shabbat afternoon for almost 15 years. It all began when our British friend suggested that getting together for "tea"… Continue

Added by Bronxgirl on October 27, 2009 at 9:16pm — 6 Comments

Why to read RASHI'S DAUGHTERS: Book I and II before Book III [RACHEL]

Finally I'm home from my Florida book tour, which I consider a success despite some good news and some bad news. Good news: my programs at Jewish venues drew large audiences of over 100 attendees. Bad news: except for "Books & Books" in Miami, none of my independent bookstore events drew even half a minyan. Good news: Jewish venues often sold out of Books I and II, which means lots of readers are new to RASHI'S DAUGHTERS. Bad news: if they don't get a signed copy when I'm speaking, are they… Continue

Added by Maggie Anton on October 25, 2009 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Heebster's 2nd Annual Halloween Party - "people are dying to get in..."

What better way is there to meet other single Jews than to be dressed up like your favorite vampire from Twilight, or as a sexy devil? Just because Halloween isn’t a Jewish holiday doesn’t mean we can’t use this holiday to have fun, dress up and mingle!

Luckily, Heebster, an LA Jewish dating and social networking website, will be throwing their annual Halloween party. It’s a great excuse to dress up, drink, dance and meet cool Jews. There will also be amazing prizes given out for… Continue

Added by Heebster on October 25, 2009 at 9:11am — 1 Comment

A Dad’s Point-of-View, by Bruce Sallan "Lesson of a Big Brother and Mentor"

One of the clichés about volunteerism is that "you get more than you give." In my case, it was true in ways and means I least expected. I’ve just become a Big Brother, again, to a 7-year-old boy and a mentor to a 23-year-old young man. As these relationships are new, I don’t yet know what lessons I will learn. But I know well the lessons I learned the first time around.

I became a Big Brother long before I was married or a parent. My life, at that time, was pretty heady. In my early… Continue

Added by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters on October 21, 2009 at 4:42pm — No Comments

A Zionist Love Story II

(This article expands the metaphor I drew of Israel as a “husband” which I introduced in my first blog of this series.)

When I got off the El Al plane with the Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight, which I joined as in-flight press, I admit I felt like French-kissing the land. It had been year since we’ve seen each other.

Only my love was different than the starry-eyed love I encountered among the new olim (immigrants to Israel) about to enjoy the Nefesh B’Nefesh welcome… Continue

Added by Orit on October 11, 2009 at 9:26am — No Comments

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