hadassa margolese

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I began blogging in 2011 as a means of writing down my experiences as an activist in Israel in addition to sharing my thoughts on gender and equality...

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potato kugel recipe

The Best Potato Kugel Recipe

The Best Potato Kugel Recipe I’m going to keep this potato kugel recipe post short, since I still have a lot to do before Shabbat comes in, and I wanted to get this kugel recipe up as soon as possible since I received several requests for the recipe last night. Potato Kugel Ingredients 8 medium potatoes 2 small onions/ or one large 1/2 cup oil 4 eggs 2 tablespoons sugar… Continue Reading >>

chocolate babka recipe עוגת שוקולד שמרים

Chocolate Babka Recipe ~ Chocolate Cake Yeast Feast!

Chocolate Babka Recipe ~ A Chocolate Cake Yeast Feast This is how the chocolate babka recipe arrived in my email inbox probably five or six years ago… One early Friday morning I walked downstairs to take Naama to school and on my way home, one of my neighbors called me over to have a look at the chocolate babka she had made for Shabbat. Not only do I really have… Continue Reading >>

sweet homemade challah

Delicious Home Made Challah Bread Recipe

If you’ve been searching for the most delicious homemade challah bread recipe, look no more! I honestly cannot remember the last time I didn’t make Challah for Shabbat. In fact, last Friday morning I was so exhausted that I asked Benji to add store-bought challah to his Friday morning shopping list, for the first time in YEARS. About three hours before Shabbat came in, I decided that I just can’t… Continue Reading >>

pizza dough and calzone filling

Best Pizza Dough and Calzone Filling Recipe

Tried and Tested Best Pizza Dough and Calzone Filling Recipe It took me a while to find the best pizza dough and calzone filling recipe. I rarely made pizza in the past because I could never get the pizza dough just right, and I would always end up disappointed. The best pizza dough to me means that it’s both soft AND crispy. All of that changed three years ago when I… Continue Reading >>

Bet Shemesh

Goodbye Bet Shemesh

Goodbye, Bet Shemesh This post is for my friends who have been there for me prior to the events which took place in Bet Shemesh over the past two years, and then remained by my side throughout. My story began while doing everything in my power to protect my daughter, and her friends from extremists who terrified boys, girls, and their parents on a daily basis, for months. When the municipality,… Continue Reading >>

womens issues in israel

“Blessed are you… for not having made me a woman”

Blessed are you Hashem, our God, King of the universe, for not having made me a woman Ever since I can remember, I have always found the verse in my prayer book: “Blessed are you, Hashem, our God, King of the universe, for not having made me a woman”, offensive. In high school, it was explained to us that men say this verse because women are on a higher level, and therefore… Continue Reading >>

הדרת נשים

Exclusion of Women in Israel takes it a Step Further

The exclusion of women in Israel takes it a step further.  According to this report a restaurant in the heart of Rehavia, must not allow female waitresses to work on Thursday evenings, or else they will lose their Badatz Agudat Israel Hechsher. The reason: many men go out to eat at the restaurant on Thursday nights, and it is inappropriate for female waitresses to serve them. This situation is out of control.… Continue Reading >>