Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Best Diet Shortcut Ever!!!

Weigh yourself on an British scale !!! Stones or kilograms, your weight in either number looks amazing.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Happy Purim! Top Nine Proofs that the Scots are One of the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Leaving things to the last minute, we were hoping to get an inspiration for this year’s Purim theme while on our recent trip to the UK (Feb 17-27th) and so we did!  

Although this year’s theme may not live up to those of past years’, at least this year’s theme allows us to show off our vacation pictures. Scotland photos  

While visiting Scotland we amazingly discovered that the Scots are one of the 10 lost tribes of Israel!  
We don’t expect you to take our word for it, we have proof!

Top Nine Proofs that the Scots are One of the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel (although Top Ten Lists are more traditional than Top Nine, this was all we could come up with, sorry.)

1. The “Chet” sound is prominent in Gallic as well as Hebrew, as in Challah and Loch.

2. The traditional garb of both the Kilt and the Tallit (Tallis) are made out of wool. In fact, the original kilts looked a lot like a Tallit.  ( according to The kilt first appeared as the belted plaid or great kilt, a full length garment whose upper half could be worn as a cloak draped over the shoulder, or brought up over head as a cloak.) (The pronunciation of Kilt for the Ashkenazi Scots is ‘Kilce.’)

3. We found a web site that says that the Scots are One of the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel so it must be true

4. The ingredients of the traditional delicacies of Jews and Scots are both from some of the less appetizing portions of the animal being cooked:
Jewish -
         Kishke, Helzel, Gribenes, P’tcha
(One of the comments on the Haggis recipe is: if this was standard fare in Glasgow in 1870, I am not surprised my Scottish great grandfather jumped ship in Australia.)

5. Sheep pastured all over the country so they can be used for Korban Pesach ("Paschal Lamb").

7. Alton Brown recipe for haggis uses kosher salt (  

 8. Both groups have found ways to make loud noises out of parts of sheep. 

and number 9, drum roll please…

9. Kiddush Clubs finally explained! (credit to the Minkins)