Monthly Archives: September 2020

20 Years A Jew: One Convert’s Observations in Seven Installments

By Athena DeRasmo


Installment 7 – “And then there was Israel…”

Haifa Shrine of the Bab

Haifa. I sat in a tiny office in a government building – bleak, institutional, and oppressive. Like most Israeli government buildings, it could have been a set for a… Continue reading

Stories & Legends

By Reb Daniel Lev


The Nistar Study and Practice Circle

Jun 12, 2020

By Reb Daniel Lev

Baal Shem Tov Shul

Reb Wolfe Kitzes was having a panic attack under his tallit as he waited for his Rebbe, the founder of the 18th-Century mystical… Continue reading

Recipes

By Peter Fritz


Stress Baking

Jun 10, 2020

By Peter Fritz

Looking for a distraction that provides comfort? Try baking bread. When you are making bread, the only thing you are thinking about is your bread. You are not thinking… Continue reading

Sof Jewish Holiday Recipe Archive

Hanukkah Recipe for Potato Latkes

January 10, 2020

Yoellah Yuhudah

Potato Latkes on a plate

Ingredients

  1. One pound of potatoes
  2. One small onion
  3. One large egg
  4. Kosher salt, cayenne pepper
  5. ½ cup olive, or fill skillet halfway

Accompaniments

  1. Sour cream
  2. Apple sauce

Prepare:  Pre… Continue reading

Honey and Poi – Book Sale!

By Mat Sgan

Honey and Poi Cover

Our Sof book Honey and Poi is lagging in sales. Rabbi Saul Perlmutter received a copy and he wrote back to Mat and Alex, “What a wonderful contribution you have made to Sof and to the understanding… Continue reading

Books By Sof’ers

American PastimesAmerican Pastimes Book Cover

A New Book by S.P. Goldstein

Sof Communications chair Sid Goldstein has just published a new book of baseball-themed short stories entitled American Pastimes. Here is the publisher’s press release that accompanied the launch of the book.… Continue reading

Sof Services Online

Sof Maʻarav High Holiday Services 2020 | 5781 via Zoom

August 25, 2020

Image of a trellis made of tree branches

Rosh HaShanah via Zoom

Sept 18, 2020    8:00-9:00 pm    FRIDAY            Erev Rosh Hashanah –

Sept… Continue reading

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