How High is Your Mezuzah? 10

“Mom, are we Jewish?” asked the little Brooklyn girl. “Only on Jewish holidays when we go to Grandma’s house.” I clearly remember that conversation with my mom when I was seven years old. My best friend, Kathy, asked me if I wanted to go to Sunday School with her at the Dutch […]

It’s the Schmaltz! 17

The secret is in the schmaltz; schmaltz, size, and minimal handling; that’s what makes a good matzoh ball! Grandma Gussie (her real name was Basha Golda or Gladys; nobody really knows, but everybody called her Gussie) made the golf ball type. I don’t think it was intentional, but somehow Aunt […]