The Out of Town Jew

Family, Judaism, and Travel.

Best Ever Easy Cheesecake Recipe

Last week we celebrated the holiday of Shavuos. During this holiday we are celebrating G-d giving us the Torah which occurred on Shavuos at Mount Sinai over 3,300 years ago.

 

It is a holiday typically filled with dairy meals, and with that, obviously, comes cheesecake. So much cheesecake.

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Bozeman, Montana – The Best Place

I hear the question often come up of “where can I, as a Jew, live that is not expensive and is outside of any city”. Since it is a well-kept secret, every Montanan is going to dislike what I’m about to say, but…

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Just Write

BH, We recently welcomed another bundle of joy into our lives. She came a little over a month early, but thank G-d, she has surpassed expectations of a late preemie.

 

 

With this new addition to our family has also come the lack of sleep (although BH not nearly as bad as with our first). Also a very different busy schedule that has consisted mostly of breastfeeding and pumping.

 

Although I think about writing all the time, I’ve also been at a loss of coming up with ideas for writing.

 

But that’s the beauty of a blog, isn’t it? You can write about the exciting and the ordinary. Not every post has to be ground breaking and mind shattering. Although I suppose just by writing SOMETHING it can turn into something extraordinary.

 

So I’m going to challenge myself to write something every week. No matter how small or odd it may seem to me. So buckle your seatbelts kids and enjoy the ride.

 

Stitch Fix | Pregnant and Modest

Just received another Stitch Fix and this time the requirements I had for the clothes they sent me included: They needed to be modest (or the ability to wear a shirt underneath), comfy, and something that will grow with me a bit during this pregnancy.

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The Orthodox Jew Who Misses Xmas

Well, while I do miss the smell of a pine tree and the sight of the twinkle lights, there are other ways to get that fix. I bought a candle and I hung some twinkle lights for Hanukkah. I’m good!

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Proud to be a Jew

After the tragic event of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, we all mourned the loss of the individuals who were brutally killed solely because they were Jewish. The question of “is anti-semitism rising in America” haunted and continues to haunt us all.

I was inspired to write about why I love being a Jew, and why I am proud to be called a Jew.

My article is in the latest issue of Nashim Magazine, please go check it out and make sure to share.

https://www.nashimmagazine.com/hot-topics/proud-to-be-a-jew

8 Nights in G-d’s Light, a Message of Hope During Hanukkah

Sometimes the world seems so dark and the future so bleak.

It feels like we are so small and the rest of the world will overlook every truth and everything we do right just to say we are wrong. They will side with our enemies. No matter how much pain and suffering they cause, no matter how horrible their true essence is.

But while I was feeling pretty down about this cold and depressing truth, I realized that Hanukkah is coming up. And I wonder, what it must have been like for the Jewish people who lived during that time.

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Alternatives to Airbnb | Why You Should Use Another Vacation Rental Site

In a press release issued Monday, November 19, Airbnb announced that it is removing listings “in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank [Judea and Samaria] that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians.”

This only applies to Jewish communities, not Palestinian ones. While national conflicts exist all over the world, Airbnb chose to implement this very anti-semitic policy specifically.

What about the Palestine communities that Israeli citizens are not even allowed to enter?

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The Best Gifts for Anyone on Your List

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8 Hanukkah Gift Ideas – For Your Eight Crazy Nights

Looking for Chanukah-specific gifts? Check out our list of awesome Chanukah Gifts. You can see all of these and more at https://www.pinterest.com/outoftownjew/chanukah/

Now let’s see how many different ways I can spell Hanukkah in one post…

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