Gefilte Fish

Gefilte FishThe Manischewitz folks sell over 1.5 million jars of gefilte fish internationally each year – almost one jar for every ten Jews in the world. “gefilte” fish is literally “stuffed” fish. Originally a food of the poor, the idea was to clean the whole fish, remove everything, add spices and fillers to the chopped meat, and stuff it back into the fish skin. Behold! A BIGGER fish!

On a scale of 1 to 10, nobody ever gives gefilte fish  2 through 9!

The Tree of Life

Tree of LifeI was looking for a way to portray visually my philosophy of life . . .

Another beautiful piece of paper-cut Judaica from my good friend Kim Phillips at Hebrica Judaica & Miscillanica here in Monteagle. She did it on commission froma design I came up with – The Tree of Life, rooted in Chesed (steadfast love), grown in the spirit of Dayenu (it is enough for us), is crowned in Shalom (wholeness and peace.) 

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Or order your own beautiful Tree of Life HERE