Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is in less than one month. So I started looking at past posts I wrote about the holiday. I have an idea for a new way to present the simanim (symbols) – I plan to post it next week.
On My Blog
– Agnon, Joyce, Woolf and Kafka
– What Happens When You Raise Taxes
Elsewhere in the Blogosphere
- Jew Wishes reviewed Izzy’s Fire, a book about a Catholic family who saves Jewish families in Lithuania during the Holocaust.
- Ilana-Davita wrote part one of Jewish History in Hamburg. She also has a fascinating photo of a kosher dining room, where Jewish passengers ate before traveling to America in the early 20th century.
- Cooking Manager has some delightful recipes for black-eyed peas, one of the simanim for Rosh Hashana.
- James took some fascinating shots of Philadelphia through a fountain. My daughter wants to go to the Philadelphia Art Museum, because we got a pamphlet about a Renoir exhibit.
I read Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali – she has led a difficult life, and what she has to say is not easy to hear, but she is a good writer and her story is gripping. I read the book in only two days. I can’t say I agree with her conclusions, but her story of growing up in Somalia, Kenya and Saudi Arabia, then running away to Holland because she doesn’t want to marry the man her father has chosen for her is quite a tale. I amazed that she has made it as far as she has in life (at one point, she was a member of Dutch Parliament; now she is a fellow at American Enterprise Institute).
12 thoughts on “Review with Carrot Watercolor”
I must get Nomad. It sounds like a book I would get engrossed in.
Thank you for the link.
I love the water color, as always.
Thanks for linking to the recipe.
Apparently my version of that book was called Infidel. It sounds the same. Yes, an amazing story.
Infidel was her first book; this is her second one. Both are memoirs.
At least I’m reading them in the right order. . .
Thank you for the links. Since I can’t post my own review this week and didn’t submit to HH, I appreciate all the more.
I am going to submit to HH for you – the Jewish History Part I one.
Thank you for posting links to your food symbols posts. I love your watercolours and your daughter’s fish too!
Glad you enjoyed those old posts… I wish I had more time to do posts like those.
I might attempt a watercolor of a leek.
Thank you for the simple reminder that the holidays are upon us. I love the graphics of the carrot. Have a nice week.
Lovely to have you as part of the Jewish Book Carnival!