Author: Talia

Children’s Book Review – High Holidays // VIDEO

I was pleasantly surprised when my book order came through nice and quickly last week. I had bought a number of books to add to our collection for the Fall Feasts – Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, and usually it takes AGES for things to arrive to us, but this seems to be another advantage to living in a capital city now – faster shipping. 🙂 Anyway, we got a bunch of books which I’ll list below, and I’m really happy with them. I love books for their unique ability to make you feel warm and fuzzy, loved, not alone,...

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Delicious grilled zucchini salad

     It’s September and I can start feel Spring riding in on the wind – asking me to think about BBQs and salad and all those good things we can enjoy in our loong and warm Summer. Grilling veggies is one of my favourite ways to make a salad because it gives them great taste and interest, and looks beautiful too. This salad is also on my backup list for Rosh Hashanah, should one of my other recipes not turn out, or I change my mind at the last minute. I am prone to doing that…  I have to...

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An Introduction

Hello! I’m Talia, and this is my blog. I’ve been blogging with WordPress since 2005, and this little blog is my latest re-invention. I’ll get into more of that later, but first let me do the normal instructions. I’m married and have three kids. We live in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. A beautiful part of the world. We homeschool, and are lovers of the outdoors and nature. We recently made a big God-driven move to Brisbane to start attending an Orthodox Synagogue. Our experience so far has been really positive, and we’re grateful for the way this community has welcomed...

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High Holiday Activities for Kids

This is a list of activities I’m doing with my kids (1, 3, 5) for Elul and the High Holidays. This list starts on the 10th of Elul (totally not organised to start on the 1st!), and goes through to Simchat Torah. I live outside of Israel, so Rosh Hashanah has 2 days, and Sukkot has 8. 🙂 Feel free to play along with us! I’ll be sharing lots of pictures on my instagram – @taliacarbis Elul 10: Draw a picture of the high holy days and what they mean to you. Elul 11: Shabbat. To discuss – What have you...

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Rosh Hashanah Menu 5778

I thought it would be a good idea to plan out my menu for Rosh Hashanah this year, as it’s only two weeks away! This is our first year celebrating Rosh Hashanah and having synagogue services to go to, so I’m not 100% sure how it will all fit together. As far as I can tell there aren’t any communal meals around Rosh Hashanah, but it certainly won’t hurt me to have all these meals planned, and just have them later in the week if we end up eating with someone else. We have also put in a kosher meat...

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