It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

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Wear It With Pride

01 December 2009


For ages there has been a rift between the Ashkenazi and Sephardi communities. Matters from the complex to the mundane have been responsible for this acrimony. But I have at last brought the sides my kitchen.

This past week, in preparation for Shabbat I made a traditional Ashkenazi chicken soup, and a Sephardi stew, along with kasha and varneshkas. All three were outstanding. After Shabbat was over, realizing that I had no storage containers for the leftovers, I decided to make a bold move. I combined all three into my crockpot, warmed them together, and then put the concoction in my fridge.

The result? Delicious! If I can bring these two worlds together in a crockpot, how hard could it be to do it everywhere else?

Piece of pie. The key to success is not attempting to make the dishes together. They should be made separately and then blended together once completed. The basic rule of thumb should be: if it all tastes good, put it together. It's all going to the same place go for it.

Our people should only be as easy to deal with as the food.


gonewest said...

Slow cookers are rather magical. But now that you told us this, you have to share recipes. It's a rule. Love me some buckwheat.

Anonymous said...

LOL Shtuey, mutt soup, usually thought of as a delicacy among us in the Rainbow Coalition. My fav!

commoncents said...

Great Post! I really like your blog!!

Common Cents

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Mary Ellen said...

I have no idea what those dishes taste like, but I'm hungry just reading this. But then again, I'm always hungry.

I would like to think that just bringing people together at a table to enjoy a meal together would be a great way to bring peace and harmony. But then I was thinking...Judas was at the table with Jesus and the other Apostles and that didn't end up well. ;-)