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Mother’s Day Gifts at Magen David Yeshivah

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Mother’s Day Gifts at Magen David Yeshivah

No Comments 23 April 2010

Mother's Day Gifts at Magen David Yeshivah

Exquisite costume Jewelry, Estate Sterling Silver, Unique Giftware.

Open daily in MDY lobby 10-4. Free delivery

For more info contact rose (718) 954-3356. Happy Shopping!!

Mother's Day Gifts at Magen David Yeshivah

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Bar Carts: Retro Chic Entertaining.

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Bar Carts: Retro Chic Entertaining.

2 Comments 24 March 2010

One part nostalgia, and two parts chic, bar carts and bars in general are a must for holiday parties.

This is my own vintage bar cart. I am about to de-stock it for Passover and I decided to post about it because there is nothing more essential to entertaining than a good bar area. It doesnt have to be a cart. If you purpose out a desk or a console as your bar, it is just as good!

Lately, bar carts have been everywhere in the design world. From the late Domino Magazine that LOVED them, to a recent article in the New York Times featuring the bar cart of fellow blogger Eddie Ross, bar carts are bringing back that romantic notion of “Cocktail Hour.”

The trick to having a chic bar  cart is quantity and repetition. You want your guests to feel like the drinks are abundant, not like they shouldn’t drink the last of the Vodka! (To all of you non drinkers, even your sodas and Pellegrinos can be set up on a bar. But, I DO NOT want to see a 2 liter bottle of soda on your bar cart! )

Stock your bar with tons of glasses in different heights, an ice bucket, chic coasters, cans of soda, sparkling and flat water. Display cut limes and lemons in fancy bowls.

For Passover, make sure you have plenty of wine around, since it is one of the few liquors that are Kosher for Passover! You need an easy to use corkscrew on hand!

If you dont have a bar car or even a table you can use a tray to display your drinks and get the same effect.

A tiny bouquet and a small bowl of olives dress up this little tray.

Decanters, martini shakers come in all shapes and sizes and are a great addition to the bar area.


You can also make a signature cocktail for the evening and leave it on the bar in a pretty pitcher. Sangria is a Passover favorite at my house because you can use all the left-over wine!

Make sure your bar is in an area that is easily accessible. Bar carts roll around, that’s why they are ideal for parties.

Have a Happy Passover!!

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The Calm Book- Daily Meditations for a Jewish Mom

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The Calm Book- Daily Meditations for a Jewish Mom

No Comments 20 March 2010

Excerpts from the soon to be published  The Calm Book , by Tzirelchana,mom and writer devoted to promoting world calmness.

We recently started a new year. Yes, according to the Mishna, Rosh Hodesh Nissan, the first day of the month of Nissan is the new year for festivals and kings and aren’t all we Jews royal, all of us Jewish women princesses. To me, the idea of starting the year during the spring  feels intuitively right.

Aside from Pesach cleaning, a great way to celebrate is to de-clutter. . De-cluttering is like dieting except you can eat as much as you like while your house loses the weight. And you find such interesting stuff. Calendars from 2006, and 5 and 4, math tests, going back at least a decade, and not to mentional ties of any size, jackets with shoulder pads to fit a linebacker, expired medicines…

Right now, I’m preaching but I’m not practicing. Decluttering just doesn’t seem so royal. Does Queen Elizabeth go round Balmoral or Windsor filling giant hefy bags? Still I  know its what I need to do and though the prospect makes me yawn—I’d rather be writing or painting, So here’s a start. A procrastinator’s prayer.

: Dear G-d, make we want to get the junk out of my house and out of my soul. And then help me to do it.Amen.

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You heard it through the grapevine, that your niece or sister or first cousin became a Kallah or a mother…None of the baalei simcha the primary parties, who happened to be your very closest relatives actually  phoned to inform you..

Though  you are  happy, your primary emotion is hurt.  You sulk. You feel sorry for yourself. You may even speak badly of the people who didn’t tell you—what kind of a family is this anyway? And how did you end up in it?

You know that you have to give them the benefit of the doubt so you think up excuses, reasons why they didn’t call, the time difference, telephone troubles, too overwhelmed, but the hurt has settled in your heart. You can’t seem to pry it lose.

You unload to your journal or your therapist or your friend and you have a good cry.

Families. We have expectations. Of how things should be. Of how we should be treated..

Lets reframe. Consider, really consider that the ba’alei simcha aren’t out to get you. That they have good reasons for not phoning yet.

Before my own nieces’s shidduch was finalized. I heard about it through a third party. I figured that my brother didn’t care about me enough to call and  I  hurt, needlessly.The shidduch wasn’t final yet. He didn’t want to tell anyone until it was a done deal and he was quite right to keep quiet.

Now, I’m going to do teshuva,. Whenever something like this happens, I will just keep still and wait. More shall be revealed.

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Passover Kitchen Accessories

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Passover Kitchen Accessories

No Comments 10 March 2010

These Passover kitchen neccesities wont be mistaken for anything that you use all year round!

Check out these kosher kitchen items to wrap up as a gift or purchase for your own Passover kitchen this year.

Just click on the images to purchase!

Passover Pot Holder

Passover Towel

Matzah Place Mat

Passover Napkins

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