Articles by: Lynn Kirsche Shapiro

Tisha B’Av and The Nine Days

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Posted: July 26, 2015

    We are now in the beginning of the month of Av. During the first nine days of the month we commemorate the destruction of the holy Temple (Beit Hamikdash) in Jerusalem. During these […]

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A Special Journey Through Machane Yehuda

A Special Journey Through Machane Yehuda

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Posted: July 24, 2015

  Each summer when I go to Israel, I try to think of an interesting, enriching outing to do with my Israeli grandchildren. Last summer, I went with my granddaughter, Gila, to “Dialog BaChashecha” the […]

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Reading Jewish Social History Through Cookbooks

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Posted: June 23, 2015

    I have just spent two wonderful family-filled days in New York. We were celebrating the wedding of my cousin’s son with my mother’s family. And now I am sitting in the airport waiting […]

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Father’s Day: Gratitude and Remembrance

Father’s Day: Gratitude and Remembrance

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Posted: June 16, 2015

My parents, Sandor (zt”l) and Margit Kirsche This coming Sunday, June 21, is the traditionally celebrated Father’s Day. My mom likes to say that I was “always a daddy’s girl”, and this seems true to […]

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Summertime!

Summertime!

Dill Dip page 70, Food, Family and Tradition Living in Chicago, I get to experience each of the four seasons. Even though this pattern repeats itself every year, I never stop looking forward to each […]

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Shavuos Memories: Bittersweet but Evergreen

Shavuos Memories: Bittersweet but Evergreen

  Shavuos, “Festival of Weeks,” is named for the seven full weeks that we count from Passover until Shavuos. Historically, it commemorates the date when the Jewish people received the Torah at Mount Sinai, which […]

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My mother in Freising, Germany, 1946

Mother’s Day        

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Posted: May 5, 2015

    This coming Sunday is a special Mother’s Day for me. This year Mother’s Day falls on May 10, which is also the birthday of my eldest child, my daughter, Tova, who is today, […]

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Holocaust Remembrance Day: Let Us Remember Together

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Let Us Remember Together

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Posted: April 14, 2015

  Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, begins this year Wednesday evening, April 15, and marks 70 years since the liberation of Jews from the Nazi Death Camps and the end of the Holocaust.   Each […]

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Passover: The Past and the Future – “And you Shall Tell Your Children”

Passover: The Past and the Future – “And you Shall Tell Your Children”

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Posted: April 9, 2015

  “Dried Fruit Compote,” (recipe, page 265, Food, Family and Tradition) We are in the midst of Passover now. Each meal requires special thought and planning. Even yesterday, when I went on a small outing […]

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Passover Today: Where Traditions and Memories Unite

Passover Today: Where Traditions and Memories Unite

Passover is absolutely my favorite Jewish holiday. The anticipation of and excitement about Passover begins long before the holiday, nourished by the tremendous amount of work and preparation involved. It’s like adding fuel to the […]

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