5 Necessities To: Celebrate Hanukkah

Happy holidays to all, and Happy Hanukkah as we are currently on the 2nd day of celebration! Hanukkah is a prominent celebration throughout Judaism and occurs for 8 evenings where family and friends join together to reflect on the miracles of our history. Long ago, the people of Jerusalem started the Maccabean Revolt in order... Continue Reading →

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5 Tips To: Traveling Abroad

As the semester comes to an end, I have vastly reflected on my cultural immersion and 18 day travel experience to Israel this past summer. Which is why I am also so thankful and excited to have the opportunity to spend the next 4 months studying in Florence, Italy and ultimately traveling throughout the rest... Continue Reading →

Homemade Hummus Recipe

With Thanksgiving this Thursday, Fall Break has commenced at the University of Iowa and I made my journey home to Deerfield, Illinois this week to celebrate the holiday with my family and enjoy some time together. One year ago my mom got remarried to my step dad, Tim, and if there’s 1 thing everyone needs... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Israeli Songs

Israeli music, much like the people, is hard to define! With varying genres, styles, languages and slang used - here is my opinion on songs that have crushed the Israeli charts! Golden Boy / Nadav Guedj Released in 2015, Golden Boy was written and chosen to represent Israel in the annual Eurovision Song Contest. This... Continue Reading →

Israel’s Best: 3 Best Hikes

The best part about Israel… its amazing views. And from sand and oceans to beaches and deserts, I saw it all on my 10-day journey around Israel. When registering for Birthright through the Shorashim trip organizer program, they planned out our complete itinerary of housing, transportation and excursions for the whole time!! Prior to my... Continue Reading →

Addressing Personal Anti-Semitism

Hummus Where the Heart Is has grown to be a place of self-reflection, a creative outlet, emotional relief and so much more. Since I began this journey I have worked specifically to incorporate the ideals of Judaism into my life and activities as often as I can, and each day I am prouder to be... Continue Reading →

Reflection of Pittsburgh Massacre

While this isn’t the subject of content I originally planned for this week, this is the crazy spontaneity of the world, and this week it is in regards to a tragedy. On Saturday, 11 people were killed in an attack of anti-semitism in Pittsburgh. I am in shock at the hatred toward our community and... Continue Reading →

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