A Late Night Pondering on my To-Do List

I did not finish my to do list today

Or yesterday

Or any day

For that matter

Cause what does it matter

If I even try

To check the whole thing off?

It’ll just be like the kitchen sink

No sooner washed then refilled

With yet another dish.

And yet,

The list and all his cronies

Keep hammering into my brain

Driving me insane

Making my efforts feel inane

It’s like I just blew another day away,

Like a fallen leaf on a sidewalk.

Like Clay on the Potter’s Wheel

I was talking recently with a friend of mine, in regards to the High Holy Days, about the idea of being judged. This idea did not sit well with him at all. As for most of us, the idea of being judged seemed all negative and full of harshness and all report-card-ish. The thing about report cards is that even when you get straight A’s, there’s something about them that feels yucky.

Lovin’ the Shuk #2: My Fish Guy Always Asks How My Son Is Doing

When I first started shopping in the Shuk in 2003, I asked the neighborhood food maven where she bought her fish. “David Dagim, of course.” She told me their fish is always fresh, the service is great, and they supply to a lot of local restaurants. I’ve been a loyal shopper ever since. And I have another reason to rave about the shop: they care about their customers.

Lovin’ the Shuk #1: Insane Variety of Local Honey

Welcome to my latest series of blog posts, where I’ll be waning poetic about my beloved Shuk Machane Yehuda and sharing all the little and big reasons I love this place so much. This first post is written in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. May we all be blessed with a year dripping in the sweetest blessings!

My family has developed a bit of a honey fetish over the past few years.

10 Things I Love About Shuk Machane Yehuda During the Holidays

Shuk Machane Yehuda is by far one of my most favorite places in the whole world. I thought it would be fun to share some of the reasons why. Look out for a series of upcoming posts where I swoon about this beloved place in much more detail!

1. There’s an insane variety of raw, local honey, each bottle deliciously sweet!