Monthly Archives: May 2017

Post 438: Shavuot learning for women at Beit Avi Chai and the Rova Matnas,Trip with Women in Green Isru Chag Shavuot at Sinai Farm in Sussya- Leil Shavuot Shiur given by Rav Yaakov Moshe Poupko – Meeting for people who are Hard of Hearing- My raw food experiment- Almond paste spread


In Search of Truth Beit Avi Chai 11-4 AM 

Dr. Orit Avneryǀ Prof.

Elisheva Baumgarten


ǀ Prof.
Nir Baram
ǀ Dr.
Daniel Gordis
ǀ Rabbi
ǀ Prof.
Aviad Hacohen
ǀ Dr.
Aviva Zornberg
Amichai Chasson
ǀ Prof.
Yoram Yovel
ǀ Prof.
Yerachmiel Cohen
Nava Semel
ǀ Prof.
Avigdor Shinan
Tzur Shezaf
and more…
 Free admission,subject toavailabilitySunday, June 4

Shavuot learning for women at the Rova Matnas on Misgav Ladach 20. In english. Midnight til 4am.
🌹 12-12:45am
Rabbi David Aaron. “Soul Torah: How to spiritually reboot.”
🌹 1am
Rabbi Gavriel Sassoon. “Kaballat HaTorah and mastering oneself.”
🌹 2-4am Rbzn Tziporah Heller.
2-3am Megillat Ruth
3-4am What you have to do to receive the Torah
Brought to you by the Ahavas Yisrael / Torah Tuesday Learning and Chesed Group.
🌹 We would appreciate volunteers to help set up and clean up. For info call 0547347926

Trip with Women in Green Isru Chag Shavuot at Sinai Farm in Sussya

On the day after Shavuot there will be an activity for the entire family at the Sinai Farm in Susiya, in South Hevron Hills. (See the attached Hebrew flyer)

Background on  Sinai Farm: In 1996, members of the family of Yair Har-Sinai, hy”d, and his wife Dalia Har Sinai and their nine children, decided to establish an agricultural farm on the outskirts of the community of Susiya, near Nahal Rahim. It is an agricultural farm that uses methods from the past and organic methods. A herd of sheep was established, as well as orchards, a vegetable garden and wheat fields. All of the hard work was conducted with the ideal of blending with nature, a modest, un- materialistic lifestyle and first and foremost, love for the Land of Israel.

For Jews to preserve the state’s lands was, in their eyes, a supreme  value and therefore they did the agricultural work and allocated more and more  plots of land to shepherding.

In 2008, Yair Har Sinai was murdered by Arabs from the area. His wife Dalia made the decision to continue their shared path, to continue developing and preserving the grazing areas and continuing the activities in the area of shepherding and producing cheese from their milk.

To the family tragedy of the father’s murder, was added the theft of 170 sheep from their pens in the middle of 2010, but even this did not break the vision of the family, which continues, together with friends, to work in the farm and develop it. On the day after Shavuot, as mentioned, an event will be held at the place for the entire family and it will be a good opportunity for the People of Israel to see with their own eyes, true love of the land and dedication. Details in the attached flyer. The main activities will be from 12 noon to 4:00pm. Entrance fee: 90 nis per family. 20 per person.

Yehudit Katsover 050-7161818  Nadia Matar 050-5500834

Rav Yaakov Moshe Poupko’s lecture, “Yerushalayim:  From Conception to Resurrection ”, can be heard on Leil Shavuot, 1 AM, at the Mayanot Shul, 28 Narkis Street Nachlaot (close to Mircaz Ha”Ir).

Monday, June 5th

Support & Education for People who are HOH (Hard of Hearing) or Deaf and their families –Do you live with hearing loss? Have you felt isolated? Do you have trouble communicating with others- in person, or on the phone? You’re not alone! Facilitator:Ronnie Kaufman. 14:00 At AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot.

My recipe for almond spread is not like the smooth store bought one. Mine is not oily.

Almond paste/spread:

1 cup ground almonds + 4 brazil nuts

5 fresh chestnuts

1 tab Coconut oil-  mine had solidified.

1 Tab brown rice sypup

1 tab apple cider vinegar

1 tab poppy seeds

2 Tab of avocado


1-Put nuts into your food processor and run until pulverized.

2-Add the vinegar, brown rice syrup and coconut oil and continue blending.

3-Check on the consistency. It will start to hold together.

4-Add the poppy seeds Blend.

5-Add avocado. Mixture should now make a ball. 6-Refrigerate. Enjoy.


( serve on the side: Red pepper, avocado, carrot,

פטרוזיליה סינית

 flakes mixed with brown brown rice syrup   Ingredients

1-spinach, kale, beet greens, additional herbs chopped fine, combined with orange sections and chilled in plastic bag. (my phone is not cooperating. Hence no photos)

2-rolled millet corn meal/ground almond, rolled between two sheets of baking paper chilled overnight.

Cut all vegetable for filling. save stalks of the beet greens and spinach for soup.

Roll out the chilled millet and corn almond meal.

Layer greens with orange section. Fold the sides together and pinch to close. Serve with mixed sesame seeds, Chinese parsley

פטרוזיליה סינית

flakes, brown rice syrup and orange juice sauce.

Serve also including almond spread inside the roll or on the side.



Post 437: Tour of Ammunition Hill-Seniors over 80 years of age need not wait on any lines in Israel- Inspiring Chamber Orchestra Concert- Details of Protest against CUNY speaker-Healthy Vegan Falafel


Join AEPi Alumni Association of Israel in celebrating 50 years of the reunification of Jerusalem – the eternal capital of the Jewish people. Earlier this week we celebrate Yom Yerushalayim, the day in which, 50 years ago the battle for Jerusalem was won by Israel during the 6 Day War.

Join us as we have a special guided tour of the historical site where one of the major battles took place over Jerusalem. The guided tour tells the story of the battle on Ammunition Hill. During the tour we will walk the paths of the paratroopers who fought here. We will talk about the morals that guided the soldiers here during this crucial battle: heroism, courage, initiative and more.

Following the tour, for those who are interested, we invite you to join us (via lightrail train) as we head over to Shuk Machane Yehuda for lunch.

We invite all alumni to join us with their families or dates for this special event. . Tickets are free announcements below were forwarded from a friend.

Did you know Israel has a Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel (Likud)? The Knesset in March 2017  approved the second and third readings of the Social Equality Ministry’s law proposal which would allow Israeli citizens over age 80 to receive public services without waiting in line.

Currently only a few places allow the elderly to skip lines. The new law proposes to turn this benefit into a right. This will save the elderly time which otherwise would have been spent waiting in line, but is, of course, aimed at helping them physically by saving them the effort of standing in line for lengthy periods of time.The new law allows the elderly to skip lines in banks, supermarkets, post offices, cinemas, theaters, events, sports stadiums, galleries, museums, libraries, national gardens, nature reserves, and other places.


concert May 22nd


The Har Nof Chamber Music Society presents

Marina Solodovnik, piano

Monday evening, May 22, 8PM

Moadon Gil Hazahav, Mishkelov 24, Har Nof


L. v. Beethoven Sonata Op. 27 No. 2 in C# minor (The “Moonlight

(1770-1827) Adagio sostenuto – Allegretto – Presto agitato

R. Schumann Carnival, Op. 9

(1810-1854) 1. Preambule

2. Pierrot

3. Arlequin

4. Valse noble

5. Eusebius

6. Florestan

7. Coquette

8. Replique – Sphinxes

9. Papillons

10. Lettres Dansantes

11. Chiariana

12. Chopin

13. Estrella


Pantalon et Colombine

16. Valse

Intermezzo – Paganini




20. Marche des Davidsbundler contre les Philistins


F. Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

(1810-1849) Allegro maestoso – Scherzo – Largo – Finale
(presto ma non tanto)

Moadon Gil Hazahav, Mishkelov 24, Har Nof (“The Golden Age Club”), Mishkelov
24, is located in the Kupat Holim Clalit building on 58 Shaulzon St.,
opposite the supermarket. The entrance is around the corner on Mishkelov St.

Buses # 33, 52, 55, 74.

Entrance fee: Adults: 40 NIS, Couples: 70 NIS, Students: 20 NIS. Children
under the age of 15: free.

Tickets at the door.

From: josef Flaschner
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 11:14 AM

Please pass on and call.
Joe Flaschner

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: “josef Flaschner”
Date: May 19, 2017 5:39 AM

Dear Friends of Israel and the Jewish People,

1) It is urgent that we contact Chancellor Milliken’s office via phone calls (646-664-9100) and emails ( mailto: demanding that he rescind City University’s invitation to Linda Sarsour to be the commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony of the School of Public Health. As of this morning, his secretary was answering his phone and promising to give him all messages.

The choice of Linda Sarsour as a commencement speaker is shocking and appalling to those of us who are CUNY graduates, who have children attending CUNY AND to those of us who pay NYC and NY State taxes!

Sarsour openly declared that the convicted terrorist, Rasmeah Odeh, is her hero–a woman who killed two people and wounded nine others in a supermarket bombing in Israel. Sarsour virulently supports boycott, sanctions, and divestment against Israel, the aim of which is economically cripple and, ultimately, destroy the Jewish state. Sarsour masquerades as a feminist but has used violent and obscene language to denigrate women who have spoken out about the mistreatment of women by Islamists. Sarsour has publicly said that feminism cannot include those women who believe that Israel should exist as a Jewish state. Sarsour claims she is a feminist even as she defends Sharia Law which severely restricts women’s freedom. Sarsour is free to express herself….but given her discriminatory and anti-Semitic views, she should not be given a platform to speak at a taxpayer-funded institution that serves ALL people in this city and state. We are also shocked that the commencement ceremony of the CUNY School of Public Health is being held on June 1st, a major Jewish holiday. The date should be changed.
2) Calls should also be made to Governor Cuomo at 212-257-6405 and 518-474-8390 (in Albany). Demand that all resources at his disposal be used to rescind the invitation extended to Linda Sarsour, a virulent unapologetic supporter of boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel which has as its ultimate goal the destruction of the State of Israel. It was Governor Cuomo who said, “If you boycott Israel, we will boycott you.”

3) Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who is at the forefront of the fight to get Sarsour’s CUNY invitation rescinded, Nonie Darwish and others will be speaking at a demonstration, spearheaded by Pamela Geller, in front of the CUNY administrative offices at 217 East 42nd St., NYC on Thursday, May 25 from 12-2 p.m. We hope to see you there.

In the words of Jeff Wiesenfeld, “This is a seminal moment in which lack of action will bring regret.”

Lynne Bursky-Tammam and Nessim Tammam
Yom Hashoah Mobilization Committee

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Nice to serve a light salad with the Falafael

Falafel Chickpea Patties Recipe

Healthy Vegan Falafel

Healthy vegan falafel recipe, without deep frying, GF flour or eggs and with lots of fresh parsley!

Author: Ruxandra Micu

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Serves: 20+ falafels


  • 2 400g cans boiled chickpea (You can use dry too, but if you want to have these chickpea patties ready in 25 minutes, then you should use canned chickpeas. If you’ll use dry chickpeas, you have to soak them overnight)
  • 2 Tbsps  ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated omitted
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, mashed
  • 4 Tbsps chickpea flour, or any other type of flour- I left out
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsps tahini paste
  • oil (3-4 Tbsps) for frying


  1. Add boiled chickpeas in the food processor and blend well until they have a paste-like consistency.

  2. Put them in a large bowl and blend in all the other ingredients, except oil.

  3. Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan or heat oil on a paper lined tray in the oven.

  4. Remove tray

  5. Make the patties – Here’s the trick. Use a tea leak holder with the tiny openings in the sides. Frill the tea leak holder with the mixture just OVER the capacity. Cover and squeeze the holder closed. Several drops of liquid will come out. Your parsley has been added to the mixture before hand- 1 Tbsps per patty.

  6. Fry them 2 minutes on each side.or bake/

  7. Put the falafels on a plate covered with a paper towel, in order to absorb all excess oil.

  8. Serve!

  9. Seniors over 80 years of age need not wait on any lines in Israel- Inspiring Chamber Orchestra Concert- Details of Protest against CUNY speaker-Healthy Vegan Falafel

Post 436: Police Instructions for owner’s of cars parked in the Old City parking lots -Special Concert for Shavuot in the Jewish Art and Life Galleries Jewish choral songs and Hebrew hymms Adina Peled, soprano, Fay Shapiro, Hillel Shadman, tenor, David Magan, bass The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Choir-One Israel Funds offers trip for Opening New Medical Center in Benymina May 25th and a second trip “East of Beit Lechem” to vist many sites including Shlomo’s Exotic Animal Farm and dairy May 29th

Can you imagine any European country doing this to protect an American president?

Posted to the Old City residents:

“As part of the police preparation for the Trump visit, they (sic), the security police, are distributing a form to all car owners. In order to avoid any unpleasant situation, it is to be filled out with your personal information and your cars details and place it inside your front windshield in a VERY VISIBLE PLACE. The forms have been placed on all cars in the lot.

If the Shabak or police have any concern regarding a car parked in the lot they will be able to easily reach the owner.

This request is for all cars parked in BOTH lots.

Thank you for your cooperation.”

Another reason to not own a car in Jerusalem.

The Minhal requests that everyone cooperate in order to save time and trouble for the police…and members of the parking committee.


Special Concert for Shavuot in the Jewish Art and Life Galleries May 30th 3:00PM Tuesday Erev Shavuot

Jewish choral songs and Hebrew hymms

Adina Peled, soprano, Fay Shapiro, Hillel Shadman, tenor, David Magan, bass

The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Choir price range 40-50SH

Non Dairy Ice cream


4egg whites

14cup sugar

4egg yolks

1(10 ounce) carton non-dairy whipped topping

1tablespoon vanilla


Whip egg whites and sugar until stiff. Whip remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Fold two mixtures together (do not overmix). Freeze as is. variations

Savannah Buttermint Ice Cream

A salty, buttery mint ice cream with white chocolate flecks. Turmeric adds a soft ivory yellow.

Savannah Butter mint Ice Cream was inspired by the pastel-colored white chocolate sticks found in old-timey chocolate shops and those powdery, melt-in-your-mouth mint candies in the restaurants of our grandparents’ generation. It’s slightly salty, minty, and very buttery. The white chocolate flecks give it a pronounced creaminess.

There is a special ingredient in this ice cream: the butter flavor. A bit of turmeric gives the ice cream color but no added flavor. The creamy pale yellow hue sets the mood for butter mint:

Makes about 1 quart

2 cups whole  milk

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
8 drops natural butter flavor
3 to 4 drops pure peppermint

essential oil

Pairs well with:  Chocolate cake or fudge brownies.

Mix about 2 tablespoons of the milk with the cornstarch in a small bowl to make a smooth slurry.

Whisk the cream cheese, salt, and turmeric in a medium bowl until smooth. Fill a large bowl with ice and water.

Combine the remaining milk, the cream, sugar, and corn syrup in a 4-quart saucepan, bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat, and boil for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and gradually whisk in the cornstarch slurry. Bring the mixture back to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring with a heatproof spatula, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.

Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture into the cream cheese until smooth. Pour the mixture into a 1-gallon Zip loc freezer bag, and submerge the sealed bag in the ice bath. Let stand, adding more ice as necessary, until cold, about 30 minutes.

When the ice cream is almost ready to be churned, melt the white chocolate in a double boiler; let cool slightly.

Pour the ice cream base into the frozen canister and turn on the machine. Drop the butter flavoring and peppermint through the opening in the top of the machine. Slowly drizzle in the melted chocolate; it will form into flecks in the churning cream. Continue to spin the ice cream until thick and creamy.

Pack the ice cream into a storage container, press a sheet of parchment directly against the surface, and seal with an airtight lid. Freeze in the coldest part of your freezer until firm, at least 4 hours.

Excerpted from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer (Artisan Books). Copyright 2011.




As a youth, Shlomo Horowitz assisted with establishing the Insect Room at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. Ever since then, with the exception of his years in yeshivah and the IDF, he has been involved with the care of exotic animals and wildlife education. Shlomo has taught classes in zoology and nature at numerous schools in Jerusalem. Aside from weekly classes in several schools, he also taught special sessions at over fifty haredi Talmud Torahs as part of the Jerusalem Municipality’s “Noah’s Ark” projects. He has also led teacher-training sessions for biology teachers in the haredi education system, amongst many other education projects.

Shlomo’s university studies were in the field of geology. He has collected some unique fossils in Israel, including a hippopotamus tusk from the Kinneret and an elephant tusk from Sodom, and he has published articles on his fossil discoveries in Teva HaDevarim magazine. Shlomo has a large collection of exotic animals, biological artifacts and fossils, which he maintains in a Pinat Chai at Sedeh Bar in Gush Etziyon.

The Biblical Museum of Natural History is located at 5 Ha-Tzaba Street, in the northern industrial zone of Beit Shemesh.


Post 435: Tel Aviv Beach Boutique Hotel. Trip with Weiner Center Nachlaot Wednesday 17.5.17-tiyul to Tel Aviv Yaffo

The above is a photo taken from the new Betzalel Boutique Hotel located about 2 blocks from our building. Our building is just beyond the left side of the photograph. Every big city in Israel  depends on tourism. It is the economic engine that drives Israel’s other industries. Watch a beach hotel construction: 

Photos of A Lifeguard Booth Boutique Hotel in Tel Aviv. The lifeguard tower pop-up boutique hotel is designed by Rafael Edger, with interiors by Aline Langlieb and exterior graffiti by artist Edgar Rafael.

True – there is no kitchen; I’m sure that there is a fridge and toilet and sink hidden somewhere, maybe under the bed?

Members of the Weiner Senior Center in Nachlaot request your presence at a tour to Tel Aviv Yaffo this Wednesday 5.17.17

Bring Teudat Zehut.

Meeting 7:45 at Binyanei Ha Umah, parking lot closest to the city

1-includes  breakfast at 9:30 in the Old Yaffo Museum, talk and tour of Old Yaffo and Old Yaffa Museum  until 1:00 – maybe a film

2-free time at shuk ha pishposhim 1-2 – perhaps break away from the group and meet up. Above sounds drawn out.

3-Bring lunch

4-visit to the Arabic Hebrew Theater in Yaffa   at 2:00

5-maybe additional ride to the  Peace Center also in Yaffo 2:00-?

6-tour of the port 3:00

5:30 depart

Trip back by 7.

There are still seats available for the trip. Call  David: 052-8655-626 or 052-8655-313

120 sh.

Post 434: Women’s Ensemble seeks venue for June Concert – Concert of Yehora Gaon performs in Zedekiah’s Cave May 18th 9-11PM

Ensemble “Hashmi’ini” – a group of ten singers and instrument players – are interested in giving a concert  for women in Nachlaot during the last week of June.

Our varied repertoire includes songs in both Hebrew and English ranging from Israeli folklore and Hassidic to Soul, Jazz, Irish, Musicals.
All our concerts have been enthusiastically received.
We prefer to perform in private homes – we have found that this creates a warm intimate atmosphere.
We would be grateful to hear from women in Nachlaot who would be willing to host us. We would need a large living room, preferably with a piano, large enough to accommodate an audience of between 20 and 30 people. (The women in the ensemble will be responsible for the refreshments).
We don’t charge for our concerts.
If interested, please contact Debby:


Concert of Yehora Gaon performs in Zedekiah’s Cave May 18th-

The mysterious cave under the Old City of Jerusalem – Zedekiah’s Cave, an incredible and unique concert venue. The East Jerusalem Development Fund hosts the best Israeli artists for intimate and excellent performances in the cave.

 Israel Prize laureate Yehoram Gaon will perform an intimate performance that including songs that have become an inalienable asset to the Israeli music world, including “Where Are You My Love”, “Do not Taste With Love” and “Minister Moshe Montefiore”.

Transportation: Parking is in the First Station Parking lot and there will be mini buses leaving from there for FREE transportation to Zedekiah’s Cave. We do not suggest walking there on your own

Israel Event

70nis per ticket

55nis for Seniors, Students and Jerusalem card holders

Tickets can be purchased at Bimot *6226

Language Hebrew

Tel: 02-627-7550


Post 433: Join us as we celebrate the 50th year of the reunification of Jerusalem with women from all over Israel and featuring original music by singers/ songwriters, Ricka Razel Van Leeuwen, Kaley Halperin Franny Waisman, Cautions about bon-fires on Lag B’ Omer, Give and take free market. Scallion, potato, nutmeg, beet green spinach pancakes or less caloric vegetable filled bourekas.

May 15 @ 8:30 pm11:00 pm

First Station

StageNight: Open Mics for Women

Spotlight On Women/ Bamah LaIsha and Emunah Jerusalem present StageNight: Open Mics for Women

Join us as we celebrate the 50th year of the reunification of Jerusalem with women from all over Israel and featuring original music by singers/ songwriters,

Ricka Razel Van Leeuwen

Kaley Halperin

Franny Waisman

And many more!!!

Doors open at 7:45pm
Showtime: 8:30pm



For tickets and reservations

Annie 054-632-3066
Tickets 50nis
Emunah Members and Students 40nis

In view of the damage and dangers to the public that were caused by fires in previous years, it was decided that one street in Musrara alone is the only place in the entire city center where fires can be built. Attached are safety rules for lighting bonfires in the public space. Residents who see a bonfire or bonfire anywhere else in Nahlaot / Market / Mishkenot Ha’uma / Shaarei Chesed / City Center are kindly requested to notify the local police officer immediately, at any time.  Any questions, reports of nuisances or suspected criminal activity In the area: * The station’s diary – 02-5391550 * NCOHOT NCO, City Center and Mishkenot Ha’uma (Swaid) – 050-5063740 * NCO market point (Elazar) – 050-4811280 – In dealing with complex matters, a meeting at the station may also be arranged with the police officers in advance. At the same time, the Lev Ha’ir Community Council staff is at your disposal to assist, accompany and deal with problems and nuisances.

Give and Take free market will be held at the reading station in the garden.
On Tuesday, May 16, between 5:00 and 8:00, a free market will be held at the Gonen reading station, on the railway track, near the new Katamonim Park.

You are invited to bring clothes, toys and objects in good condition and take what you like.

For details מינהל קהילתי בקעה רבתי, יששכר 3, בקעה, ירושלים טל: 02-6734237  02-6733485 (שלוחה 0) פקס: 02-6718291

Scallion Spinach Pancakes or Bourekas: There is an alternative to frying. I took a prepared potato bureka like the one in the photo. It is made of many layers of thin filo dough. I sliced the boureka in four sections across the square and pulled out the potato filling. I mixed that with my prepared filling for the pancakes without the eggs and flour. I laid out the sliced squares on a baking paper lined tray and baked them thoroughly and turned them. I removed my altered pastry and dropped my mostly vegetable filling on the pastry. I baked this at 450 degrees and pulled the tray out. The dough was sufficiently soft to fold it and make a closed pocket. This I warmed on top of the stove Shabbat evening.

Using the prepared pastry saved time and the added carb calories.

Bourekas are a popular Mediterranean appetizer, side dish or snack food.Israeli Kitchen

Potato bourekas

Yield: About 14 to 15 pancakes, or burekas filling.

12 scallions (mine were very thin; I’d use fewer if yours are on the thick side)
1 handful beet green leaves, rolled in a stack and sliced into very thin ribbons

1 cup defrosted spinach pressed dry
2 eggs, lightly beaten or substitute with ground flax seed meal
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon coarse or kosher salt (use less if your mashed potatoes are already seasoned)
Freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup fresh bread crumbs or panko (plain and lightweight) or your non glutin flour mixture
1 1/2 cups cold leftover mashed potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Clean and trim the scallions, leaving about 2 inches of green stems; I reserved the darker green tops for garnish and salad additions. Cook in boiling water until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, wring out well, and chop finely. Place the scallions in a medium-sized bowl, add the chopped leaves, eggs, nutmeg (if using), salt, pepper, bread crumbs and potatoes and stir to combine. The batter will be loose and wet; this is just fine.

Heat the oils in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking. Use about 2 tablespoons batter (I used a cookie scoop that holds slightly less) per pancake, flattening them as they hit the pan. Cook until golden brown underneath, just a couple minutes, before flipping them and cooking them on the reverse side until golden and crisp as well. Drain on paper towels, but be gentle as they are still fragile. You can keep them warm in a 200 degree oven while cooking off the rest of the batter, adding more oil as needed and letting pan cool between batches if it gets too hot.

Serve scattered with reserved scallion stems, if desired, topped with a crispy egg or alongside a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt. They also make a wonderful meal with a big salad. Leftovers keep well in the fridge for a few days.

Post 432: Friday May 12- Jerusalem Cycling Event: Activities at Yiboneh – Monday May 15, when schools are off for Lag Ba’Omer,around 70 of Israel’s museums will open their doors for free,to participate in International Museum Day. Made in Israel Festival Beit Avi Chai May 17th and May 18th

The exact route is not available.

Cycling in the capital city-from Tachanah Ha Rishonah 
One of the largest cycling events in Israel
7,000 Cyclists
20,000 Spectators and Participants
4 Spectacular Cycling Routes. On the city’s main attractions and surrounding nature and scenery 

Start and finish at “The First Station” of Jerusalem (David Remez Square)
6:30        50K start
6:45        40K start
7:15        20K start
7:30        10K start
For registration in English please contact us:
+972-3-5711575 ext. 228
Sunday-Thursday, 9am-6pm.

Monday May 15, when schools are off for Lag Ba’Omer, around 70 of Israel’s museums will open their doors [sis]for free,to participate in International Museum Day.

On Friday, May 12, the Mateh Yehuda Regional Food Festival will open, where many culinary events will be held throughout the region. As part of the festival, the Israel Antiquities Authority will hold an experiential workshop entitled “From Bread to Bread”, which deals with the production of flour and bread in ancient times. In the activity the children are invited to experiment with milling of flour as it was done in ancient streets, churning butter and baking pita on a taboon. Cost of participation – 20 NIS per child (please bring cash as accurate as possible). Location – KKL-JNF offices The mountain area, on Highway 38, next to the junction leading to Givat Yeshayahu and Shrigim.     The number of seats is limited.

Best regards, Hadar Shalev – Training Coordinator Jerusalem Space, Israel Antiquities Authority

Made In Jerusalem – Two days of original and interdisciplinary Jerusalem creation festival at Beit Avi Chai. Among the exhibitors: Haim Be’er, the Hazelnuts, Eli Haviv, Rivka Miriam, Jehoiachin Friedlander, Hadas Balas and Dan Salomon, May 17th and May 18th.

Chilled Tomato cucumber Soup


1 long European or 4 Persian cucumbers, peeled and coarsely chopped

1 ½ pounds ripe tomatoes, quartered

2 slices onion, rinsed

2 large garlic cloves, halved, green germs removed

2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Salt to taste

Slivered fresh basil leaves or very small whole basil leaves for garnish 

Working in two batches, blend all of the ingredients except the basil leaves in a blender for two minutes or longer until smooth and frothy. Transfer to a bowl or container (a metal bowl is the most efficient for chilling), and chill for at least two hours before eating. Garnish each bowl or glass with slivered or very small whole basil leaves.\\\\m/recipes/1013748-tomato-cucumber-soup-with-basil


Post 431: Lecture in Hebrew on Ethiopian Arts in Israel at Yad Ben Tzvi tonight 5-7 PM

I attended a panel discussion last night arranged by Telfed, a volunteer Anglo social organization of Israelis with connections by, birth, family, education to South Africa. The three panel speakers have devoted hours, days, months and years to research and visit the small villages and cities in Lithuania where their parents and close relatives were literally thrown to the dogs.

And that process has in two of the cases become a career and in the third a focus of the speaker’s retirement.

The title of the evening’s program was “Holocaust Through the Eyes of the Second Generation. Too much of the time, in this writer’s opinion, was devoted to lecture and book readings. However, Solly Kaplinski’s story and poetry was the most compelling. He was an adolescent, carefree and then one day his father, testified witnessing atrocities to the National Court and his whole life changed. I learned about the partizan Bielski brothers The forest was a location; Jews went in, survived and moved on with their stories and others didn’t. The Feuermans  and Derschowitz (my father’s and mother’s family names) came to America at the end of the 19th Century. I am second generation, my children are third and my grand-children are fourth generation Americans. The Feuermans were from Kolomea in the larger province of Czernelica in Galicia, now part of the Ukraine.

Where is the trail to follow?

There will be a lecture on Ethiopian Jewelry tonight at Yad Ben Zvi at 5 PM.

Post 430: Joseph Clements, a Kew Diploma Student, will present a lecture: How to Grow Your Own Chair – An Overview on Living Tree Sculpture Tuesday, May 9, 12:00 p.m. at the upper lecture room. You are most invited! Theater – Religious Disputation : May 12th bike-ethon. Jerusalem, Lecture Series Family management Mesila Jerusalem; Easy Ricotta Cheese dessert

Watch the ubiquitous sparrows in Gan Haatzmaot. On a spring or summer morning they quiver from branch to branch, their wings catching the wind like sails. When they diminish in number it’s a signal that the watering spots on the cement are drying, and the air’s humidity from overnight has been sucked dry. I try to exercise before 11:AM. The body heats up and reaches a time to rest. Miraculously, that halt coincides with Hashem’s glorious day. A breeze turns the corner and drifts closer and closer and in a second it  lovingly smacks me in the face, as a nother wave hits. Here’s a suggestion for a better origin of  the timely breeze – it was flooding around me, but until I stopped and felt and breathed, it passed unnoticed.

 From Leora Parker:

I hope you will be able to come to the opening tonight, 6:PM.  It is a beautiful exhibit featuring Jerusalem as different artists and photographers see it. It adorns every available wall space in AACI in Talpiot.

I will be bringing extra artwork for sale for the Opening as well as many as the other artists may do also. A lovely catalog will also be available along with refreshments.

If you can’t make it for the opening, you can still come and see the exhibit during their regular hours until June 29th. AACI ph. 02-566-1181


Come and support the art and artists in Israel.

Leorah 🖼


Jerusalem Artist Circle

Dear friends,

 Joseph Clements, a Kew Diploma Student, will present a lecture

How to Grow Your Own Chair – An Overview on Living Tree Sculpture

Tuesday, May 9, 12:00 p.m. at the upper lecture room.

You are most invited!

Jerusalem Botanical Gardens Scientific Department

Theater & Theology – Divine Right

Enjoy an evening of thought and entertainment.

This play will be about the Disputation of the Ramban against the Catholic church in Barcelona in 1263. Each performance will be followed by a discussion with a scholar.

This show is appropriate for teens and adults.

Showtimes: May 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 at 7:00pm

It is a small theater so make sure to book in advance.

Reservations Address: 2 David Remez May 19th and beyond-see link above.


Neighborhood: German Colony

Tel: 02-671-8281


Parking: Free parking in Gan Hapaamon. Paid street parking on side streets around the theater.

Mesila Workshops for English-speakers are back!

“Mesila – English Speaking Division”

Continue reading Post 430: Joseph Clements, a Kew Diploma Student, will present a lecture: How to Grow Your Own Chair – An Overview on Living Tree Sculpture Tuesday, May 9, 12:00 p.m. at the upper lecture room. You are most invited! Theater – Religious Disputation : May 12th bike-ethon. Jerusalem, Lecture Series Family management Mesila Jerusalem; Easy Ricotta Cheese dessert

Post 429; Timna Most and air force jets schedule Jerusalem

If you are strolling on Rechove King George, stop by. There was no admission fee.

The Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art
Museum Opening Hours:

Sunday- Thursday: 09:00-15:00

Adult: 20 NIS

Child (5-18), Soldier, Seniors:15 NIS.

Family (2 adults + 2 children) : 50 NIS

Flexible hours for pre-booked group visits
For information call: 02-5889007

Timna Most, painter, born 1955, South Africa.

Timna Most was born in South Africa. She immigrated to Israel with her family at the age of five. In the mid-1970s, she began to show her work. She has been a member of the Association of Painters and Sculptors in Jerusalem since 1985.


Avni Institute, Tel Aviv.
1965-1970 Literature and philosophy, Tel Aviv University
1985-1986 Etching, Jerusalem Print

Air-Force jets will also be a flying over the following cities and towns (from 10:40 am)

Beer Sheva, Yerucham, Dimona, Arad, Kiryat Gat, Jerusalem, Beit Shean, Afula, Nazareth, Tiberias, Katzrin, Tzfat, Carmiel, Nahariya, Haifa, Cesearea, Netanya, TelAviv, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot, Netivot, Ofakim and Hatezerim.


Here is the exact timetable for Jerusalem.  Thanks to for this info-Be on my roof from 11:00 – 11:50-they pass so fast- how will I know the difference between all eight Jets?

airforce flyovers