60 Years of Israel

1948 The State of Israel is founded Israel declares independence as British leave Palestine 1956 The Sinai campaign Secret ploy to thwart Egyptian blockade backfires 1967 The Six-Day War Israel’s boundaries dramatically extended after thwarting surprise strike by Arab states 1973 Yom Kippur War (October) Egypt in surprise attack over …

Mama K’s Matza Balls

45 matza balls This recipe has been handed down from generation to generation in my family. It is Westphalian and Alsatian. If you are afraid of using chicken fat, try half chicken fat and half olive oil. 14 matzos 2 medium white onions, chopped coarsely 3/4 c melted chicken fat …

Esther Ofarim

Esther Ofarim sings Veotach in Hamburg 1998 Esther Ofarim has had a long and distinguished solo career after splitting from her husband Abi. She continues to perform primarily in Israel and Germany. In the English speaking countries she seems to have fallen somewhat out of sight. But thanks to Youtube …

Sarah Aroeste

Sarah Aroeste started attending music school at age 12. Sarah spent the next 10 years (including her 4 years at Yale University) training as a classical singer. During that time she won several competitions and sang in various international venues, most notably Tanglewood Music Festival and the Israel Vocal Arts …

Visiting Tel Aviv?

Taking advantage of the new Thomson Fly flights to Israel? Well this web site can help you find your way around Tel Aviv link: Tel Aviv City

Nextbook

I just came across this web site (via Lisa Goldman) and thought I’d share it with you… Nextbook is a non-profit organization which commissions books on Jewish themes, sponsors public lectures, readings, and performances in cities around the country, and publishes an online magazine. The website, Nextbook.org, contains information on …

Lancaster & Lakes

The Lancaster and Lakes Jewish Community have a new web site… http://lancslakesjc.blogspot.com/ They also have a music social event coming up this weekend… Saturday 29th September: Klezmer Dance led by Sue Cooper with band Manchester Klezmer, which will take place on at the Gregson Arts and Community Centre, Moorgate, Lancaster, …