An Israeli’s Guide to Feeling Great this Winter

The middle of January is pretty much the same all over the northern hemisphere (unless you live in Florida!). It’s bitterly cold and achingly tempting to stay huddled indoors with heating, Netflix and steaming hot drinks. Januarys in Jerusalem are icy and bitter, with bone chilling winds and either glaring sun or grey clouds and […]

Everything You Need to Know About: 10th Tevet

In the Jewish calendar, today is 10th Tevet (Asarah B’Tevet), one of the six fasts in the Jewish year. Similar to 9th Av (Tish B’Av) and the 17th Tammuz (Shiva Asar B’Tammuz), it commemorates the events leading up to the destruction of the Holy Temple. The 10th of Tevet marks the beginning of the Babylonian […]

Winter Warmers: Matzah Ball Soup

January has arrived, bringing crisp air and bare trees and unrelenting, bone-chilling cold. Every time I leave the house, the call of centuries of (overly) concerned Jewish mothers reverberates through my head: Take your coat! January’s icy chill invariably strikes even the strongest of us down with coughs, colds and the dreaded flu. When germs […]