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Jewish Cooking at my Casa with Yonatan (my Hebrew Name meaning A Gift From God ) Mandelbrot Alert twice baked Jewish biscotti

The last batch of Mandelbrot went way too fast and i gave a biscuit to a friend and she declared ” that it was the best cookie she had ever eaten in her whole life “so i decided to make more with a slightly different recipe. With this batch it is more traditional with less […]

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My Great Great Grandfather Shepard “Shepsel”Slobotzki Who Was a Tavern Owner

. This is a picture of My Great Great Grandfather Sheppard “Shepsel”Slobotzki Shepsel which means “Little Lamb”.. He owned a tavern in the late 1800’s in Poland that my Grandmother remembered from her earliest memories. I filmed her many years ago for a good hour and took her back there under my guidance and penetrating […]

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Living an Adventurous Life…if you think adventure is dangerous try routine it’s lethal

by Jonathon Lipsin. “Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” ~ Judith Thurman “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” ~ Ralph […]

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I always felt loved by my Bubbe ,she loved me unconditionally and exuded the warmth of Yiddishkeit that is lost now with that generation.Her accented english played like honey in my ears and i didn’t have to use my imagination to be transported to Lodz or Grodno in the 20’s or 30’s .There was a […]

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This was written about 17 years ago .I was in Hawaii when i heard the news on top of the volcano Haleakala above the clouds.GOODBYE Bubbie,Gentle woman.grandmother of my soul and spirit and blood,it is time for you to leave usand i stand by the shore in Maui thinking about you…….Seeing your soft skinned warm facein […]

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