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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
Stars of America: collection of the Rauh Jewish Archive Be a Blessing! by LouiseSilk
There was a tremendous rumbling in the Jewish community this week with the appearance of Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan, at "Disappearing Black Community and How We Can Get it Back." Radio...
Budda by Steve Root When Bad Things Happen by LouiseSilk
Once again, nature has demonstrated its unbridled power. As we slept last night, an 8.9 earthquake released a deadly tsunami that ripped into the Japanese shore and then tore across the Pacific, se...
Maya in French Knots My Love Affair with a Knot by LouiseSilk
In quilt making we have a very special knot that is always hidden from the surface of the quilt. In the old days the knots were called “toe catchers” because they could catch on one’s toe while usi...
NYTimes Soups Bubbe’s Soups for the Soul by LouiseSilk
Everybody in my family loves Mark Bittman . This week he introduced his easy-to-follow instructions for making vegetable soups with common ingredients, a variety of choices and terrific flavor. I’m...
A Pensive Me Alone Together by LouiseSilk
I am committed to post a Chronicle blog three times each week. Respecting my observant brethren I try never to post on Shabbat but sometimes my timing is off and I don’t make it by sundown on Frida...
Sun Set from our Deck Good Nights by LouiseSilk
My absolutely most favorite moment in 24 hours is cuddling up under a layer of quilts for a long night’s sleep. You might have presumed because I am an active life-lover that my most favorite time ...
A yidisher kop “In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity” by LouiseSilk
Before Passover every year , Jews rid their homes of chametz, the leavened food items made with wheat, barley, rye, oats and spelt. Food made with these grains rise and create more. They encumber u...
You've Come A Long Way Baby The Glass Ceiling: Have we come a long way, Bubbe? by LouiseSilk
I am watching the first season of the AMC series Mad Men . It is at the same time compelling and revolting. More than anything, it reminds me of the time period that shaped my life and forced me to...
Middle Matzah Jewish Artists Making Jewish Art by LouiseSilk
I have been collaborating with Leslie Golomb since the early 90s. We came together as Jewish artists using our art form as part of our spiritual discovery.   We agree on a concept and then she, bei...
Moon from my window on Purim Katan Purim Katan: Once In A Blue Adar by LouiseSilk
Each lunar month in our Hebrew calendar begins with the first visible sliver of the moon at sundown. In ancient times, the Sanhedrin observed the new moon and declared the Rosh Chodesh , the first ...