Welcoming the Weekend

  *Photo by  Beth Kirby

*Photo by Beth Kirby

Shabbat Shalom! Here's what I've been reading and listening to lately...

One of my favorite Japanese traditions お風呂 or baths/soaking, which I can't wait to partake in just a couple of weeks when I head to Japan!

What happens when koji, a Japanese food mold inoculates a Jewish deli in Cleveland. If you are going to Cleveland anytime soon, please go here and report back!

These themed nights by Chai & Home are such a great idea for Hanukkah!

Israel's Supreme Court is allowing some businesses to be open on Shabbat.

This podcast about a Palestinian-American Lutheran Minister running for public office in Brooklyn was fascinating, heart breaking and inspiring, all at the same time.

This Code Switch article that explores the  language and history behind the world hapa in Hawaii, where my Dad was born and raised.

A molé sauce to help immigrants apply for DACA renewal. I'm proud to say that chef is San Francisco local Traci de Jardins, whose company catered our wedding.

This fabric-covered-pumpkin DIY, just in time for Halloween!

Front Porch Farm in Healdsburg is donating 100% of all online wine sales (through the end of October) to two Sonoma charities to help rebuild the community after the devastating fires.