Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pekudei 5771: God is present and accounted for

For more information about the nature of the Hebrew calendar check here:
or go to where you can find out the exact dates of Jewish holidays,Torah portions and a converter to check Hebrew dates against the Gregorian calendar.

I adapted my roasted vegetable soup from numerous sources. The most important thing to do is to spice the vegetables to your taste.  I used cumin, tumeric, cayenne pepper, sea salt, pepper a little vinegar, garlic, onion, cilantro and splenda to give the vegetables full deep flavor.  I added quinoa and red lentils to make a full body broth.  I use acorn squash, red peppers, yellow peppers, carrots and kale.  I added pressed baked tofu too.  This is a really healthy low-fat, low carb soup.  Enjoy

Monday, February 21, 2011

VaYakhel 5771: The Spinsters Arrive

Show Notes Vayakhel 5771:  The Spinsters appear!

You can read Rabbi Lawrence Kushner’s The Tent Peg Business here:

Definition of SPINSTER a woman whose occupation is to spin

Super Scarves Project Information

I’ll post photos of my super scarf in process and my one row lace scarf soon.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ki Tissa 5771: Of Golden Calves and Glowing Presences

Sorry I am so late this week!

For more on Michaelangelo's depiction of horns based on the mis-translation of the Hebrew word referring to "rays" of light rather than "horns of light" see:
For more detailed discussion on the origins of the golden calf see:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tetzaveh 5771: Priestly Fibers

For More information about Priestly Garb look at: 
The Temple Institute detailed drawings and descriptions

For more information on the Urim & Thummim  look at the Jewish Encyclopedia

For more information on why the words Urim and Thummim appear in Hebrew on the Seal of Yale University look at: