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Modeh Ani

Posted by: erika on: July 14, 2011

When I sat down with Noah Aronson to interview him for Jewcy we discussed his rendition of the prayer Modeh Ani.  We were talking about people who don’t believe in God, or how some people are surprised in his belief in God.  Noah counters the questions very Jewishly by asking another, “If you don’t believe […]

בָּרוּך אַתָּה אַדָנָ-י אֱ-להֵינוּ מֶלֶך הָעוֹלָם אַשֶׁר קִדְשָנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶל שַבָּת קודֶש Transliteration: Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu, melech ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Shabbat Translation: Blessed are you, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light […]

I’m “Kosher”…now what?

Posted by: erika on: September 12, 2010

I’m kind of a foodie.  I love to cook, I love to eat, I love to try new restaurants, I love trying to recipes and it occurred to me last night that even though NYC may as well be called Little Israel in certain neighborhoods, being Erika-Style Kosher and eating out is going to be […]


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