Sunday, May 8, 2011

Yom HaZikaron 5771

Several items of note:

1) Jameel shares a fascinating video about the Machal volunteers who came from abroad to fight and help the nascent State of Israel during the War of Independence.

2) Here’s something to bookmark for next year IY”H: Pragmatic Attic has a great collection of Pesach recipes from around the J-Blogosphere. Special thanks to her for including my pseudo-gebrochts Pesach rolls as well as my non-gebrochts broccoli kugel.

3) The newest Kosher Cooking Carnival is available here. Special thanks to Leora, who also included my Pesach rolls.

4) And finally, the latest Haveil Havalim is available here. Special thanks to Esser Agaroth for including my explanation of why we celebrate on Yom HaAtzma’ut.


“אל מלא רחמים שוכן במרומים, המצא מנוחה נכונה על כנפי השכינה במעלות קדושים טהורים וגיבורים… לנשמות הקדושים שנלחמו בכל מערכות ישראל… ושנפלו במלחמתם ומסרו נפשם על קדושת השם, העם והארץ… וינוחו בשלום על משכבותיהם ותעמוד לכל ישראל זכותם… ונאמר אמן.”

“O God, full of mercy, Who dwells in the Heavens, deliver proper rest on the wings of the Divine Presence, in the ascents of the holy, the pure, and the courageous… for the holy souls who fought in all of Israel’s battles… and fell in their wars and gave their lives to sanctify Hashem’s Name, the nation, and the Land… And may they rest in peace on their resting places, and may their merit stand for all of Israel… And we shall say: Amen.” (From the memorial service for the IDF fallen soldiers*)


*The above translation is courtesy of the official Our Shiputzim Hebrew-English translator. Please note that she’s available for translation work. For more information, contact me at OurShiputzim at gmail dot com, and I’ll gladly forward all serious inquiries to her.


  1. Thanks for linking to KCC - first one to do so! You get a prize. Should I send you some sourdough? Or pickles? (my newest fermentation projects)

  2. Leora - LOL! Pickles, please! :-)

  3. Thanks for linking to the Passover recipe roundup. Although I'm hoping to make you broccoli kugel well before next Pesach!

  4. Laura - If you do, I'd love to hear how it comes out!


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