Post 311: How to change a Jones Strait skirt with back slit into an A-Line with closed pleat: Shaare Tzedek Dr’s Rap about washing hands, Ralph Dobrin June Events file:///Users/idafarkash/Downloads/JUNE2016.pdf, AMAZING – Fill your Rav Kav at home!!! Also Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: Our Hatred of Jews Has Poisoned Us, whole wheat waffles

How to change a Jones Strait skirt with back slit into an A-Line with closed pleat:

You must be familiar with the Jones 100% cotton straight skirt with two pockets front and back, resembling  men’s trousers. Only the back slit reached up to the back of the knee.

The skirt should be slightly large in the back.

Here’s the secret of how to turn it into an A-Line.

Start by cutting off  a bottom section from the skirt. The size should be about the same as the maximum A that you want your skirt to flair out

1-Start by opening the side and back seams . The side one up to where your hip is attached to your torso. Open the back middle seam to almost the waist.

You will have essentially cut from the bottom a long rectangle when you open one of the shorter seams. This project involves a lot of seam ripping. Just be patient. You will fold the long piece into two rectangles and then cut 4 right triangles.

You can see the diagolal representing the shape of one of the triangle.

2- Iron the triangles as flat as possible.

3- Sew the side seam to the triangle to create the “A”.

4. Press the seams open. Sew the front sections to the back sections.

5- Sew the back seam taking in as much as possible so that you are able to use the remaining open bottom into a closed kick pleat.

6- Press seams open.

7- Voila! 4 pocket A line skirt that is very nice especially in navy blue. Mine is already dusty from sitting  out on our roof garden. The A looks exaggerated , but it fits nicely.The back pleat is on the next photo. As you can see with the extra material one can close up a slit.wp-1464710338960.jpegwp-1464710221427.jpeg

I may not be attending any of the events below: Ralph Dobrin is originally from South Africa. He is a good friend.

For people who care about Israel, use the link to find events of interest. file:///Users/idafarkash/Downloads/JUNE2016.pdf

Also Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: Our Hatred of Jews Has Poisoned Us


To put smiles on your faces: (this one is great!)

Shaare Zedek Doctors Rap

This is so cute.

It’s happening, The AACI’s Spring Yard Sale, it’s one week away……..Nothing like shopping to get your mind off of things.

AACI’s Annual Yard Sale, will take place on June 3rd 08:30 to 12:30 at the AACI’s offices on 37 Pierre Koenig corner of 2 Poaley Zedek in Talpiyot.

 Spread the word and come with a friend and neighbor.

The location is : at AACI Glassman Family Center, Pierre Koenig 37, Talpiot. For directions or further information, please call 02-566-1181.

Come One Come All!

The newest Jerusalem attraction in the Mamilla Mall invites you to come and celebrate Yom Yerushalayim as you watch the multidimensional movie “I am Jerusalem” for FREE.

Feel like you are riding the Light Rail, fly over Jerusalem landmarks and meet some of the people who make up the multicultural landscape.


Tickets must be purchased in advance. They will sell out quickly.


Sun May 29, 2016 11:08 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Rivka Shore” dovandrivka

I bought a small device at the tachana mercazit last week. It is called a
mitkan USB. You plug it into your computer at home and you can refill your
Rav Kavs at home with a credit card. You can check how many rides are left
on a Rav Kav and even see the last several buses it was used on. This is
such a great thing for anyone but especially for parents. (I’m sure I’m the
only one whose kids tell them last minute that they are out of rides, but
just in case this happens to you, this could be the answer).I bought it at the rav kav store in the tachana mercazit (I don’t know if
the one in Rav Shefa also has them or not) and it was only 10 shekel!! You
can buy all types of rides from all the companies (not just Egged). Just
one other thing to know. Apparently it only reads the “newer” cards with
the golden chip in them. Most of ours have been replaced since they first
came out so they all have that.This was just too good to keep to myself. I had to share with you all.Rivka Shore

Whole Wheat Waffles

1 cup | 4.5 oz | 120 g whole wheat flour
2 cups | 9 oz | 225 g all-purpose flour

1/2 cup | 1.75 oz | 50 g rolled oats or 1/2 cup | 1.5 oz | 40 g wheat germ

4 oz | 110 g organic cornstarch or rice flour or walnut flour or potato starch
2 teaspoons fine-grain sea salt-can omit
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
4 cups | 1 L buttermilk-or can use Greek Yoghurt, or goat milk
1/2 cup | 4 oz | 115 g butter, melted and cooled-I would do half butter
4 eggs, separated

Preheat the oven to 225°F | 110°C. Combine the flours, oats, cornstarch or substitite, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, and egg yolks. In a third bowl, using an egg beater or an electric mixer, beat the egg whites into stiff peaks.

Heat the waffle maker, and when it is ready, add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until the mixture just starts to come together. Dollop the egg whites across the top of the batter and fold until uniform, using a few strokes as possible.

Use a scoop to ladle the batter into your waffle iron and cook until deeply golden and crisp. Transfer to the warm oven while you make the remaining waffles–the dry heat of the oven helps them set a bit. Any leftover batter will keep for a day or so, refrigerated.

Makes 16 Belgian-style waffles.

From Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home & Travel.




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