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Post 450: Chesed Fair in Har Nof: Monday Evening September 4th: Sometimes one has to bite the bullet and attend a Hebrew speakers only event. Beit Natan honored Breast Cancer survivors, volunteers and caregivers last Sunday at the Bayit Vegan Guest House.


Shalom u’verachah,

A 4-week series to walk through the Yomim Noraim period, sponsored by Emek Learning Center in the German Colony will begin tonight, Wednesday, August 30th, and it will be held at the Prince family, Rechov Dan #18, from 8-9PM.

I hope to see you there! We will be learning about the avodah of Elul, and the rest of the series will involve two lessons ahead of Rosh Hashanah, and one before Yom Kippur.

Wishing you every good,

Yehudis Golshevsky

Beit Natan is the Jerusalem outstanding volunteer organization helping women recover from Breast Cancer.

Website: http://www.beitnatan.org/

Phone: 972.2.644.6052

Email: info@beitnatan.org

Contact: BEIT NATAN Cancer Support & Resource Center 50 Bayit Vegan St. POB 16452 Jerusalem Israel 91163


The Beit Natan Cancer Support and Resource Center provides comprehensive emotional, psychological and social support through every stage of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Beit Natan clientele includes women and men coping with cancer from diverse backgrounds throughout Israel. Working alongside Israel’s professional medical establishment, our professional, dedicated staff offers extensive knowledge and expertise. Their volunteers, many cancer survivors themselves, bring a wealth of valuable personal experience.


  • Lev Rachel Help-line manned by recovered cancer patients (200 clients)

  • Therapeutic Retreats for Recovery (twice a year, 80 participants each)

  • Tomchim – Home Hospice Volunteer Visitation (50 monthly cases)

  • Support groups and workshops (60 active participants)

  • Couples Retreat for Recovery (twice a year, 40 couples each)

  • R&R for cancer patients and their spouses

  • Mother- Daughter Programs

  • Simchat Chaya Programs (for teens and young adults who have lost a parent to cancer)

  • Outpatient Companions (volunteers who accompany clients to the outpatient oncology ward)

  • Careers After Cancer (workshops to assist clients dealing with career change due to cancer)

    Their annual “party” was attended by several hundred women who came from other cities such as, Natanya, Beitar, Beit Shemesh,  and Tel Aviv. I particularly enjoyed listening to Odelia Berlin. https://www.youtube.com/user/oledb27. The link is to Bat 31. About work, the army. I even understood the lyrics.

    Great end of summer activity!

    Today – Wednesday, 8 Elul – August 30, the Ezra youth group is holding its annual bazaar,
    all proceeds to tzedaka.
    This year: programming and support for families of children with Down Syndrome.

    Many booths, inflatables (mitnapchim), snacks, lottery & more!

    Come one and all – Gr-8 fun for all ages for an important cause!

    Where: Beit Yehudit-Mirkaz Tarbut Ha’amim
    12 Emek Refaim Street
    When: 5:00 pm
    TODAY – Wednesday, 8 Elul-August 30
    For more information: Ayelet: 058-784 5043


Post 449:Your Invitation to a Gallery Talk by Artist Sarah Eiger: Love Your Lymph Brochure front illustration -Tagine Recipe for Rosh Ha Shanah

From: sarah Eiger <saraeigersart@gmail.com>

Your Invitation to a Gallery Talk by Artist Sarah Eiger:

The gallery talk                  will take place o the 27/8 between 16::00-18:00

in the terminal  building in the old train station Jerusalem.(next to the

bicycle rental) Free of charge

Making up a Brochure for Love Your Lymph Exercise class – more information latter this week

Vegetarian Moroccan : From Spruce.com:Mixed Vegetable Tagine

What You’ll Need

  • 1/4
  • cup olive oil or argan oil
  • 1
  • onion, sliced into rings
  • carrots, peeled and cut in half lengthwise (or sliced)
  • 2 tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 2 or 3 small zucchini. cut in half lengthwise or thickly sliced
  • 1 or 2 large potatoes, peeled and quartered (or cut into 1/4″ thick slices)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • pinch of saffron threads, crumbled (optional)
  • a handful of red or green olives (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley or cilantro, for garnish

How to Make It

  I just returned from the shuk with a load of yellow and orange vegetables  It’s always nice to combine some frozen vegetables with squash, zucchini and  pumpkin gourds

  1. Wash and prep the vegetables

  2. Place the potatoes, carrots, and zucchini in a bowl; add the spices and toss to coat the vegetables evenly

  3. Pour half of the oil into the base of a tagine or in a skillet. Add the onion slices and top with the tomato slices

  4. Arrange the vegetables in conical fashion on top the tomatoes; or, if they were sliced, layer the vegetables over the tomatoes: first the carrots, then the potatoes, then the zucchini

  5. Add the olives. Drizzle the remaining oil

Rinse the spices from       the bowl which held the potatoes by swirling one cup of water in the bowl. Add this water to the tagine or skillet and cover

  1. Place over medium-low to medium heat (use a diffuser between a tagine and the burner) and bring to a simmer. It’s normal for this to take 15 or 20 minutes if cooking in clay, so stay patient.

  2. Once you hear the tagine simmering, adjust the heat to the lowest temperature necessary for maintaining a simmer. Allow the tagine to cook undisturbed for about one to one-and-a-half hours. Check to see that the vegetables are tender and reduce any excess liquid

  3. Garnish the tagine with the chopped parsley or cilantro and serve warm


Post 447: Trip to Shilo and several other soaring places tomorrow, Listening to Lisa Aiken, PHD, Dinner on the Hudson, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Contra Dance in Ramot Bet, Vertigo Dance Performance

If you have never been to Shilo or its rich environs and a few years have  passed since your last trip nearby, you have an opportunity for a free trip tomorrow: I found out about this a few hours ago: All the details are provided on the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfO9s_IrWMrFOnzazunpqeXE16fuyOzPW6TM11kwbVEnouCdw/viewform

A simple thing like joining a Webinar is a challenge with it’s frustrations. In fact, Lisa Aiken’s talk could have been entitled, “How to meet the Challenge of Joining a Webinar”. Yes  to get it started is a challenge . For on old hand, it can be a trifle. I felt it  empowered by getting and staying connected. a seminar conducted over the Internet.

What is a webinar? A webinar is a seminar conducted over the Internet.

I’m sorry to say that my idea of a seminar is a class at a college or university in which a topic is discussed by a teacher and a small group of students, and the burden of the class falls increasingly on the students.

At the beginning of the webinar the manager announced that 40+ students enrolled. During the hour she listed some of the single word answers of listeners. No feedback.

Notwithstanding the fact that Dr. Aiken’s message was well developed, it wasn’t so  important what she said, because, there was a sense of familiarity to it.

But getting on to a webinar, that was new, for me anyhow.

Some may say the purpose of a webinar is for arousing interest, where little or none exists. That person would not join a webinar; he uses his time to follow his range of interests and none other. Touchy-feely talks are seen as a waste of time. Dr. Aiken wore her therapist’s cap throughout, and had you think for a brief moment that a therapy session was in progress.

When one joins a Webinar you have a general idea of the contents. After a single listening experience,  I know that a webinar is really another type of Info-mercial, a television program that promotes a product in an informative and supposedly objective way, in this case promoting a series of Lisa Aiken webinars.

Heaven is wonderful, but getting there is most of the fun. This statement has been attributed to the Chofetz Chiam. I imagine the “fun” that the great Chofetz Chiam is referring to is the trial of living a life  seeking a connection to his creator. On the outside he lived a life of great difficulty and what we would call poverty. It was “Life”. He saw life with a capital “L”. Nothing was trivial.

His spiritual life was rich beyond imagination.

The speaker is Dr. Lisa Aiken.  Her topic, Overcoming Challenges with Resilience, was about “Life”. She urged us to make our stresses into small trivialities.

Firstly, what is a challenge? As a typical therapist, she threw the question out to her listeners. You’ve undoubtedly been in a room where the psychologist asks the audience members to utter their personal challenges.

Then after hearing complaints of the mundane variety from a somewhat embarrassed audience of listeners, the speaker comes up with some heavy complaints and then some and guess what, Dr. Aiken continued, “those folks are sunny and bright and not down on the world.”

I suspected she would supply many stories and examples from her hospital patients. One  a woman, suffered a stroke in her ninth month of pregnancy

Dr. Aiken was summoned to tell the woman that after delivery, she would never be able to walk or hold her baby. The lady burst out, “I’ve always been told that I was a good for nothing. You’ll see, I’ll be back in three months walking and holding my baby”. Three months later she proved Dr. Aiken wrong. More to the point, the woman didn’t know how resilient she was. But she learned and taught Dr.Aiken a thing or two.

Other stories were told describing near fatal accidents, that in the end helped wake up folks to the dangers of living in the fast lane of drugs and alcohol.

Making the necessary changes in their lives didn’t happen UNTIL they felt isolated, with  their backs up against the wall, without family, friends, job etc.

Continue reading Post 447: Trip to Shilo and several other soaring places tomorrow, Listening to Lisa Aiken, PHD, Dinner on the Hudson, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Contra Dance in Ramot Bet, Vertigo Dance Performance

Post 445: Link to Jerusalem Light Festival, Street Party July 7th Noon Rechove Ben Yehuda, Jump Rope and resilience, reaching out to breast cancer survivors and volunteers, way to find a particular gravesite in Jerusalem

This post is about energy-Maybe you have some energy to support an initiative to help Breast Cancer Survivors by volunteering some time? Please reply to chavaida@gmail.com.

If you have not seen the Jerusalem light festival tonight’s the last night. http://www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-festival-of-light-2017.htm

The Jerusalem Municipality is throwing a street party on the most exciting street in the city! Everyone is welcome to join friends on Rechove Ben Yehuda to mingle, and relax. Live bands/musicians will provide the entertainment! Noon on Friday, July 7th

I have not been blogging. By breathing slowly in these last heat filled days and dry windy evenings, some chores have been accomplished. Morning jumprope was cut short. I did half my usual and gave myself a break when I read that the temperature was already 90 degrees.

As has been written earlier, my future jump rope for breast health class yet to be filled with students. Dry weather, dry class of students? What to do? Perhaps a little bit of yin and yang can work. Think water. playing near it.

I have been reaching out to professionals and have been asked, “So what are your credentials, yes you are a survivor.” “What is my exercise called? “Lymph and Let Lymph”.

Now, I have more of a “leg to stand on”. I learned that there there is dragon boat racing on the Yarkon in Tel Aviv for women survivors! And the benefits – increasing upper body strength, moving lymph , strengthening bones, increased resilience closely parallel those of rope jumping. https://dragonboatisrael.com/

No water for racing near Jerusalem. However, jumping with a weighted rope is the next best thing to build upper body strength.

When it comes to women who have been through breast cancer treatment there is an instantaneous connection. With the goal of informing other breast cancer organizations about my class, I learned that I needed to have MORE than my enthusiasm on the plate. I made many phone calls to solicit volunteers.

Now I have a team of friend who will be going thru my list of about 60 women who have expressed interest in the class.

May Hashem bless these women volunteers.

I  made connections to medical professionals and  organization in Israel that have yet to see the need for women in treatment to make exercise pivotal.

Here’s where resilience comes in when faced with such challenges.

From Psychology Magazine: Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback. Even after misfortune, resilient people are blessed with such an outlook that they are able to change course and soldier on.Resilience is not a shield against suffering. It enables us to feel and to move through emotions like pain and guilt so that we can continue to feel alive and experience happiness.

A diagnosis of Breast Cancer is not the time to buy into the idea that you just feel your feelings and take all the time in the world; what if,  you have other kids at home, a demanding job, and an urgent need to function in the real world? There are concrete strategies for regaining your equilibrium even in the greatest pain. Among them: Choosing where to focus your attention (not on hating someone or something, which consumes energy);  and re-establish routines, particularly if you have children, who may need that structure even more than you do.

Despite her insistence to the contrary, there is a strong whiff of “just-get-on-with-it” matter of factness.  He began to see the wisdom of the writer Isak Dinesen, Karen Christence Dinesen, who said,  “The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea”.

I don’t mean black humor here!

If you are looking for a relative or other person’s grave: Here’s some light on the subject: Some important information: There are 4 burial societies in Jerusalem that handle Ashkanazi burials and over a dozen all together.

Jerusalem community
Western (Mostly French)

In addition, many who claim to be buried in Jerusalem are actually in Eretz Haim near Bet Shemesh.

You must have one or more of the following:

ID number of the deceased, since this can be searched easily.

Name of deceased and father’s name and/or date of death/burial.

No names other than the fathers are usually recorded or searchable.

Once you have found the “address”, finding the grave can still be difficult.
If in Jerusalem Community, there is a map after the parking lot bear to the left and on the right directly after the small building is a map. It is incomplete. If the grave is in a different area, or even in this area, go to the cemetery in the morning and call the society and ask to be directed to the correct spot


Thank Hashen for Shabbas. Here’s my to do list and am genuinely happy to put it aside. Lists are good but sometimes starting at the top is hard.

a) Finish the Medical Form and Liability Release for new hesitant exercise class members and suggest we get together at 7AM before her Ulpan.

b)Prepare Social Media Letter seeking volunteers to call survivors.

c) Separate the list of survivors into Hebrew and English speaking class members.

d) Improve flyer.

e) Prepare Shabat chicken potatoes salad

f) Follow up with organizations request support for survivors who lack funds for class.

g) Try to organize meeting of Volunteers for phone calls on skype so I don’t repeat myself and develop a team.

h) Finish Sewing project. (this has low priority except when I am frustrated).

i) Arrange small move of furniture details straight for next week.

j) Volunteer for Jerusalem Marathon

k) Before moving antique furniture -go to the apartment in Romema and clean, polish, wrap furniture, and tie; bring grandsons if available to help, so movers don’t break the small table.

l ) Get Prescriptions. High priority.

m) Water Roof Plants and maybe buy water replacement drink. So you understand why I am not blogging?

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Post 443: Restart Party-fix your broken electronics-also fix furniture next meeting July 17th

  • I am sorry that I didn’t get this out earlier:

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • גלריית שודדי ים

    מסילת ישרים 27, נחלאות, Jerusalem (map)

  • זיו 0545611292

ברוכים הבאים למסיבת התיקונים!

פסולת אלקטרונית היא אחד מזרמי הפסולת בעל הצמיחה המהירה ביותר במדינות רבות ובינהן ישראל. בעוד המיחזור חשוב, אנחנו רוצים להתערב לפני שזורקים לאשפה – ע”י מתן השראה לאנשים לקנות משהו שיחזיק לאריכות ימים ולהסיט מוצרי אלקטרוניקה מלהפוך לפסולת. אנחנו רוצים לעזור לאנשים ללמוד לתקן את המוצרים האלקטרוניים שלהם באירוע קהילתי.

הרעיון פשוט:

1. מביאים דברים שהתקלקלו לכם בבית ואין מה לעשות איתם אבל חבל לזרוק

2. מנסים לתקן אותו ביחד ובדרך לומדים איך דברים עובדים

3. אם הצלחנו, מעולה! לא צריך לקנות חדש!

4. אם לא הצלחנו, נוכל למצוא רעיונות לדברים שאפשר לבנות מהמכשיר המקולקל

רוצים לעזור כאנשי תיקונים? יש לכם מומחיות במשהו מיוחד?
צרו איתנו קשר (:

מה כדאי להביא?

• מכשירי חשמל קטנים (טוסטרים, קומקומים וכו’)

• מחשבים (ניידים ונייחים)

• מכשירים אלקטרונים בגדלים שונים

מוזמנים להציע עוד רעיונות…

הכניסה כמובן חופשית!!

פרטים נוספים על מסיבות ריסטארט


The fastest growing waste streams in many countries including Israel are electronics.. While recycling is important, we intervene before disposal – inspiring people to buy for longevity and to divert electronics from waste.
We help people learn to repair their own electronics in a community event.
The idea is simple:

1. You bring your spoiled or broken things from home that you have nothing to do with them but it’s a shame to throw them away

2. Together we try to fix it and learning how things work on the way

3. If we succeed, excellent! No need to buy a new!

4. If we failed, we can find ideas for things you can build out of the broken device

What should you bring?

• Small appliances (toasters, kettles etc.)

• Computers (portable and stationary)

• electronic devices of different sizes

You’re invited to suggest other ideas…

Entry is free of course !!

Want to help the repair team? Do you have a special expertise? Contact us (:

More details about restart parties:

Post 444; Help for individuals struggling with food obsession, Guide to Separate Swimming Beaches. Friday Night Singles dinner at the OU Center, Savings on Taxi Fares

 Today, there is a solution to those with food addiction:

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a 12 Step Program for individuals suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. There will be a free community information meeting on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at Yedidya Synagogue, 12 Nachum Lifshitz in Baka, Jerusalem at 7:00PM. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Everyone is welcome, including those who think they may have a food problem or are concerned about someone who may. For more information, call 058-535-0073 or visit our website at


By June 5, 2017

June Festivals in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem- Unity Event, Book Fair, Light Festival, Beer Festival and more!Yes, the summer is coming which means there are plenty of fun things on in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Here are just a selection of events on in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv over June:

Listing of festivals on this week from Jerusalem Foundation. Click on here.

Jerusalem Unity Event. Click on here.

Jerusalem International Book Fair. Click on here.

Jerusalem Light Festival. Click on here.

Beer Festivals. Click on here.


Guide to Separate Swimming Beaches http://lifeinisrael.blogspot.co.il/2015/08/psa-schedule-for-separate-beaches.html

Friday Night Singles Shabbat at the OU Center: ages 25-45:Taxi fares for people leaving Ben-Gurion International Airport are due to fall 12% starting Monday, but not all drivers will be charging the lower fare.

Under the interim plan announced by the Israel Airport Authority on Sunday, drivers who agree to the lower fare will be allowed to pick up passengers at the ground-level arrivals hall. Those charging the higher fare will be confined to the departures level, where there is far less business for them.



Post 442: Nefesh B’ Nefesh meeting Thursday- There will be a lesson tonight by Gil Kopatch at 20:00 at the Steinsaltz Center in Hebrew

Are you a NBN member and owner of  a business? Come meet other Olim, network and be part of the NBN business community to increase your business.
Register Now Thu, June 15, 2017 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (IDT) NBN Office 5 Nahum Hefzadi Jerusalem, Israel 95484
Jerry Glazer, Owner of the Jerusalem Puzzle Quest will be hosting this networking seminar where NBN business people can network with each other and help each other to build their businesses.
Our shared knowledge, networks and connections will help each other build our business, connect to opportunities and extend our reach.
Breakfast will be served.
This event is limited to 20 people so please let me know if you will be joining us.


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ה חוש הומור?

השיעור יעסוק בהומור בתלמוד וינסה להראות שההשערה שהתלמוד הוא ספר נטול הומור מוטעית ולא נכונה.

הסוגיא העיקרית בה יעסוק השיעור פותחת בסיפור על חכם הנכנס אחר רבו לשירותים כדי לעקוב אחר מעשיו שם, וממשיכה לחכם אחר הנכנס אחר רבו לחדר שינה כדי לעקוב אחר מעשיו עם אשתו. מה הטענה שמצדיקה התנהגות חריגה כזו?

בסוגיות נוספות נראה באיזה סיטואציה נאלץ רבי אליעזר לרדת מן החמור שלו ולהתחנן לאדם מכוער אחר שיסלח לו? ובסיפור אחר נעקוב אחר התערבות של שני אנשים האם ניתן לעצבן את הלל הזקן נשיא הסנהדרין? נלמד כמובן גם על האופן בו ניסו לעצבן אותו.

לסיפורים אלו המפורטים בגמרא מצורפת הוראה מעשית לגבי התנהגות האדם: תמיד להיות רך כקנה ולא קשה כארז, ולהיות ענוותן ולא קפדן.

Does the Talmud  sense of humor? The lesson will deal with humor in the Talmud and will attempt to show that the Talmud is a book without humor that is wrong and incorrect. The main topic that the shiur will deal with begins with the story of a sage who enters after his master to the bathroom to follow his actions there, and continues to another sage who enters after his master into a bedroom to follow his actions with his wife. What is the argument that justifies such unusual behavior? On other issues we shall see in what situation Rabbi Eliezer was forced to descend from his donkey and plead with another ugly person to forgive him. And in another story we will follow the intervention of two people. Can we annoy Hillel the Elder, the president of the Sanhedrin? We will also learn about how they tried to annoy him. These stories that are detailed in the Gemara are accompanied by a practical teaching regarding human behavior: always be soft as a nest and not too harsh, and be humble :

מחר יתקיים שיעור מאת גיל קופטש בשעה 20:00 במרכז שטיינזלץ.
השיעור יועבר בשידור ישיר
Will take place this week, in hopes and prayers that the rabbi will return to the weekly shiur in Chasidut.
There will be a lesson tonight by Gil Kopatch at 20:00 at the Steinsaltz Center in Hebrew tonight

Post 441:Pepe’s Last Battle – If anyone is interested in volunteering for the Maccabiah – the dates are 4/7 till 18/7., volunteer’s meeting this Wednesday. (From Klara LeVine): The International Book Fair begins tonight, (Monday) through Thursday.

On Thursday 8.06 at 20:30 I viewed a film screening of  the documentary, called Pepe’s Last Battle at Barbur Gallery.


Director: Michael Alalu

Pepe Alalu, one of the left-secular leaders in Jerusalem, introduced  the film, In it he is running for mayor,  the candidate of the  Left Wing Party Meretz. In fact he was present to introduce the film. “In a divided city that is becoming more religious and right wing, he knows his chances are low. Still, he believes that his run is important as an idealistic alternative and a ray of hope for the insecure future of the Israeli left-wing. His son, Michael, the director of the film, decides to help Pepe in his fight against windmills.” (from Barbur site). Much of the film was archival footage of Pepe with his family and Pepe speaking at party meetings and Pepe in his office as Deputy Mayor. There was Pepe reaching out to Arab Israeli tribal leaders and the same leaders looking at him quizzically.

Pepe gained a lot of support in his run during the Cottage Cheese Boycott. The cottage cheese boycott (Hebrew: מחאת הקוטג‎‎ or חרם הקוטג) was an Israeli consumer boycott which began in June 2011 using Facebook. The protest was against the continuing rise of food prices in Israel. The organizers called on the public to stop buying cottage cheese, which is perceived as a basic food item in Israel. Within a short time, 100,000 users joined the Facebook protest page.  As the boycott gained momentum, it sparked a public debate on the high cost of living in Israel.

Despite special sales campaigns designed to tempt shoppers, supermarket chains reported a sharp drop in the purchase of cottage cheese by Israel’s three leading dairies, and the price of cottage cheese in the country was lowered.

I remember the tent city in Tel Aviv and a smaller version  in Gan Ha Atz Ma’Ot and in a park near the Central Bus Station. The latter one was populated by soldiers. The families camping in Gn Ha Atz Ma’Ot spent several weeks in tents in during the hottest part of the summer. The grasses turned brown and the families went back to Haifa. I brought them ice for their coolers.

I am now part of a Municipal Forum for English Speaking Jerusalem volunteers.

I was sent this request for Volunteers for the Maccabiah, which I am passing on to you.

If anyone is interested in volunteering for the Maccabiah – the dates are 4/7 till 18/7. Contact person is Michal Magen, she is looking for English speaking volunteers – it is possible to work shifts at your convenience –  Please show up in front of #7 Safir Square near the Iriya at 6:00 PM. She will escort the group to a meeting.

(From Klara LeVine):

The International Book Fair begins tonight, (Monday) through Thursday. There’s a full page ad in last Friday’s Jerusalem Post Magazine. Authors will be appearing at different times. What caught my eye is a book called Five Seasons in the Kitchen: Zen Inspired Vegan Cooking, by Avital Sebbag, who will be appearing Thursday, 15 June, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the First Station (the old railroad station).

I looked up the book and you can read some of it here https://www.amazon.com/Five-Seasons-Kitchen-Inspired-Cooking-ebook/dp/B01ELQDRGM#reader_B01ELQDRGM https://www.amazon.com/Five-Seasons-Kitchen-Inspired-Cooking-ebook/dp/B01ELQDRGM#reader_B01ELQDRGM

What I found missing was the concept of yin and yang creating balance. Yes, she explained the seasons and their effects well but when I looked more on her fb page and looked at the recipes closer, seems to be what many raw foodists enthuse about, shakes, salads and more yin kinds of ingredients. Many will say what’s wrong with that. Nothing if you know that is what you need for balance.

If anybody does go to listen to her, or purchase her book, I’d love to know your impressions.

Post 439: Lecture at Beit Avi Chai Thursday June 8th 8:00 PM Leaving Sinai: The Spies, Before and After Desire in the Desert What does it mean to leave Mount Sinai? Surprising sources depict rebellion and desire. Dr. Aviva Zornberg Jerusalem International Photography Exhibit, Jim Henson Exhibit in Queens New York, Emunah’s Annual Sale, Temach Annual Conference

Leaving Sinai:
The Spies, Before and After:

Desire in the Desert

What does it mean to leave Mount Sinai? Surprising sources depict rebellion and desire.

Beit Avi Chai

Dr. Aviva Zornberg
Thursday June 8th Tickets 20 Sh, best to buy days before the lecture t ensure a seat.

The film, Next to Her , will be shown at Beit Yehudit, Emek Refaim 12, on Sunday June 4, at 7 PM. This 2014 movie tells the story of Cheli (Liron ben-Shlush), 27, who is raising her mentally challenged 24 year old sister, Gaby (Dana Ivgy), alone. When Gabi starts attending a day care program, Cheli now has time to develop a relationship with a man for the first time. But the new situation disrupts her relationship with her sister. Film will be shown in Hebrew with English subtitles. Discussions after the movie will be in several levels of Hebrew and in English. Refreshments will be served before the film. Cost: 20 NIS.

JERUSALEM INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE EXHIBITION COMING TO CAPITAL: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Jerusalem-International-Photography-Challenge-exhibition-coming-to-capital-494407


Two-month Ammunition Hill exhibit to feature 100 of best photos taken of city in international competition.

For those of my readers who plan to visit America: “The Jim Henson Exhibition” at the Museum of the Moving Image, opens July 22, 2017.
Following the Museum of the Moving Image’s  Jim Henson (1936–1990) exhibition in 2011, which offered a fascinating peek into the fertile imagination of the creator of the Muppets, Henson’s family made a major donation to the New York museum of over 500 objects from his archives. A permanent exhibition was in the works for four years, and will finally open its doors following a successful Kickstarter campaign this spring that raised over $144,000. Among the highlights will be the chance to see 47 of the puppets for Henson’s iconic characters in person, including Big Bird, Elmo, Kermit and Piggy, the Swedish Chef, and characters from Fraggle Rock and The Dark Crystal.

The Museum of the Moving image is located at 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, Queens, and is open Wednesday–Thursday, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.; Friday, 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m.; and Saturday–Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m. General admission is $15. 

Emunah’s Spectacular White Elephant Sale – Great Bargains!
Wednesday, June 7th, 201710:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday, June 8th, 201710:00 am to 1:00 pm
6 Arosorov Street (between Ramban and Ben Maimon)
Judaica, decorative and household goods, kitchenware, books, art,

DVDs, toys, linens (table, bed and bath), hats, purses, shoes and much, much more.
Proceeds for Emunah’s Children’s Fund.

Also on June 7th: Annual Temach Conference:

We are thousands strong. Torah-observant women who are building careers – entrepreneurs, in-house managers, visionaries, leaders, freelancers.

The Temech conference is the organization’s flagship event: Israel’s annual summit of Orthodox women in business. ALL women are welcome!

From the organizers: We are proud to announce the 8th Temech Conference; we estimate attendance of nearly a thousand women nationwide (so many, in fact, that we had to change venues from last year to accommodate!) in two separate tracks – English and Hebrew.

We promise an exciting program of world-class speakers, power networking activities and practical takeaways.

You are invited to join us on June 7, 2017, at the Binyanei HaUma in Jerusalem. For more information and to register, visit us at for conference schedule: http://www.temechcon.org/en/program-2/

http://www.temechcon.org/en or call 073-2017204.

Friday, June 9th 8:30 – 12:30

AACI Yard Sale – A bargain-hunter’s dream. Toys, games, clothing, kitchen and household wares, books, and more, more, more. Walk out with unimaginable bargains!

At AACI Glassman Family Center, Pierre Koenig 37, Talpiot.
For directions or further information, please call 02-566-1181Or visit the Facebook event page: YARD SALE

AACI YARD SALE- . Friday, June 9th 8:30 – 12:30 AACI Yard Sale – A bargain-hunter’s dream. Toys, games, clothing

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.