Jews, Israel

This is a “sponge” cake recipe. I think it tastes best around the 2nd or 3rd day.

12 eggs (separated)
1.5 cups sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1/2 orange
3/4 cup cake meal
1/2 cup potato starch

Beat egg yolks well while adding sugar and juices.
Add cake meal and starch

Beat egg whites stiff (until white peaks)
Add 1/3 of whites to the first mixture

Fold in the balance of the egg whites while adding to 13×9 baking pan lined with baking/wax paper.

Bake 1 hour at 325 degrees.

Below is an email from a friend that I met when I visited Israel as a High School student – we have stayed in touch for 17 years! I got to see her again when my husband, son and I visited Israel in 2006.

She lives in Ashdod (South of Tel Aviv) with her husband and two children. She works at a bank that is near where the elementary school was that was hit yesterday.


“hi , thank you for the concern
we are living with fear beacuse their are
sirens almost 3 or 4 times a day and we have to run
to an air-raid shelters and we have only 45 sec. to take shelter
only yesterday a missile hit a building and today another one a few streets from us
the children are crying and very afraid so two days ago we sent them to
jeremi’s mom who lives in Bet-Shemesh (near Jerusalem) thank god they are safe
we hear from the news that many peaple in the world are condemnig Israel but if they
would live here for a few days or in Ashkelon or Sderot that is being boming for 8 years the will change
their mind- we have to defend our citizens i think that evrey country will do that

how are the children? have you did something in the new-year? we’re been at home
beacuse the army told us not to go to crowded places -it’s not safe

hope for better times
lot’s of love ADI”


Jews, Muslims, Christians – we can all live together in peace – I have seen it happen. In Haifa and Tel Aviv there are neighborhoods where people of different faiths live side-by-side, just as is done here in the United States. I hope I can witness peach between all Palestinians and Israelis in the near future.

Peace in 2009!

May 2005 be one of great joy and peace for all. To kick it off right I’d like to introduce you to two organizations that I support and I hope you will find both interesting and worthy of your support.

Rabbis for Human Rights – RHR North America and

RHR/NA is a rabbinic organization dedicated to education, advocacy, prayer and action in support of human rights. Its initial focus is on supporting the work of RHR/Israel.
RHR/Israel is the rabbinic voice of conscience in Israel, giving voice to the Jewish tradition of human rights. RHR/Israel promotes justice and freedom, while campaigning against discrimination and inhumane conduct.

The Friends of Robert Frost
This is a much more lighthearted non-profit organization created to honor America’s favorite poet. They educate about Frost’s life and art and the historic preservation of the Stone House in Shaftsbury, Vermont. I hope to visit the house this year.

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