Monday, March 7, 2011

Around the J-Blogosphere

Several items of interest:

1) G6 has a beautiful post about her community’s custom of bringing a wimpel to shul. Mazal tov to her and her family!

2) Pragmatic Attic shares several ideas for Parshat Shekalim cookies – here and here.

3) Ilana-Davita visited Dieuleufit – the French village known as the “Oasis of Peace”, because many Jews found refuge there during the Holocaust.

4) The latest Haveil Havalim is available here. Special thanks to Esser Agaroth for including my siddur party post.

5) The V’Nahafoch’hu Kosher Cooking Carnival is available here. (Hint: Be prepared to stand on your head while reading it…) Special thanks to Miriyummy for including the Resident Ulpanistit’s chocolate swirl blondies.

!חודש טוב ומבורך


  1. Thanks for the linkage!
    The minhag of the wimpel is a truly beautiful custom, though not widely practiced.

  2. I was actually there by the wimpel it was a very nice simcho.

  3. G6 - A few months ago, a family from our community brought their 3-year-old's wimpel to shul. Since many people were unfamiliar with the minhag, the father talked about its origins etc. in his speech.

    Yekke Wannabe - Yehi ratzon she'yirbu smachot b'Yisrael!

  4. Thank you for the link. I had missed this.

  5. Thanks for the push, and the reading instructions.

  6. Ilana-Davita and Miriyummy - My pleasure!

  7. So you're a Yekke, G6! The only Yekke minhag most people know about is waiting 3 hours between meat and milk. That's what makes most wannabe a Yekke. And I gave up my 3 hours when I married my husband!


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