Author: Talia

Haloumi, Fig & Olive salad for Tu B’Shevat

Tu B’Shevat is coming up very quickly, and I’ve been thinking of a few yummy things we can make using the 7 species.  This salad is the perfect side to your Tu B’Shevat lunch, or to be honest, any time when you feel like eating something delicious! Serves: 1 Ingredients: 1 fig 2 slices haloumi cos lettuce leaves ¼ onion, sliced and caramalised 4 large olives 1 small tomato ¼ lebanese cucumber Pomegranate molasses Olive oil Instructions: Like any salad, this is dead easy to make. Fry off your haloumi till it’s nice and golden. Dice up your fig,...

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Rosh Chodesh Tevet

I love learning about the Jewish months. Shalom! Welcome to a new month – Tevet, and a new collection of research! Tevet is strong but humble month. The big themes for Tevet are self-reflection, judging, and two sides. For this article we’re going to focus on self-reflection, as it ties in nicely with the secular new year in a few days time. As I go through the month of Tevet I’ll be asking myself some questions about my life, and who I am. Questions like: “Are there areas of my life that I’ve been compromising on, that need to be brought back into line with G-d?” “Are there areas of my life that are less than “good” that need to be submitted to Hashem?” “Are there things I’m doing that hinder my relationships – either with Hashem or with my family or friends?” “What impact am I making in the world for Hashem – where is my light shining, and is this still where I’m meant to be?” I personally find parenting to be one of the areas that I need great wisdom in. And so I will be praying even more this month than usual for wisdom in that area. Wisdom comes more easily when we’ve submitted our lives, and have everything in Hashem’s hands. And that only comes through personal dedication and prayer, and our action. My experience has been...

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Rosh Chodesh Kislev

I love learning about the Jewish months. Rosh Chodesh means “New Moon” or “New Month”. Chodesh Tov means “Good month” – it is a greeting given on the Rosh Chodesh. Rosh Chodesh Kislev. Shalom and Chodesh Tov to you! Here we are at the start of a new Hebrew month – Kislev. At I sit down to write this blog post to you all I have been reflecting on the last two months since the Jewish new year started. For me, these two months have seen lots of changes and things I didn’t see coming! I have learnt so much in...

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Rosh Hashanah 2016

For Rosh Hashanah this year we climbed a local “mountain” (by name only – it was fairly easy!), to watch the sun set, blow the shofar, and welcome in the new day, and new year! There is something so wonderful about starting the year with the right intentions – our were to keep things simple, put Hashem first, and enjoy the best company possible – family! After our exploration up the mounting we came home for a scrumptious dinner (another important part of starting the year with the best intentions!!). Seriously. So delicious. The whole evening was awesome, and for me...

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