Yom Ha-Atzmaut

In April Israel is celebrated by Jews all over the world. The day marks the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948.

The festivities in Israel begin the evening before, where outdoors concerts, parties and barbecues culminate in fireworks in the evening. Friends and families gather, usually outside or at nature reserves. The next day all museums and other attractions are open to the public – this day free of charge.

Among the rabbis it is discussed which prayers are the right ones for focus on. However anyone who regards Israel’s independence as an occasion for real joy can say the prayer shehecheyanu, in thanks for being brought to this point.

If you are in the mood of celebrating Yom Ha-Atzmaut, this could be the day where you dive into Israeli recipes and serve it to the people you love.

Lemonade for Lemon Lovers

Lemonade for Lemon Lovers

I am not a big fan of sodas. But I love homemade lemonade and its endless fruity combinations. Ice cold on a hot summer day….well, doesn’t get any better (if you are out of Champagne that is…). This lemonade is without artificial preservatives and is usually a big hit among children as well as adults. It doesn’t really […]

Let’s break some bread – sourdough if possible

Let’s break some bread – sourdough if possible

  In many cultures sharing a good meal is the beginning of a friendly welcoming ceremony. Breaking bread is a “let’s have peace and share some bread” gesture. I would like to add – please let it be…. sourdough bread. Don’t get me wrong, making and eating bread might seem like a peaceful act, but in […]