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OK it's been a while since The Vicious Babushka has added anything to this blog. No, we haven't gone "full Vegan" or even "Vegetarian." We love our chicken & burgers & pizza too much. But we do have a loved... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at The Vicious Babushka
INGREDIENTS 1 package of frozen croissant dough (hey I’m in a wheelchair!) 1/2 c. breadcrumbs 1/2 c. (1/2 stick) butter or margarine 8 Apples (4 Granny Smith & 4 Honeycrisp) 1/2 c. dried Montmorency cherries (optional) 2 Tbsp rum or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at The Vicious Babushka
Times of Israel reports: The small Muslim monarchy of Bahrain hosted a ceremony to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, and the resulting video of kaffiyeh-wearing sheikhs dancing with Orthodox Jews to Hasidic music has been going viral on Facebook.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at The Vicious Babushka
New York Times Reports: HEFER VALLEY, Israel — The new crisp, acidic and mineral white from a high-end Israeli winery was aged for eight months — or, depending on how you look at it, at least 1,800 years. The wine,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at The Vicious Babushka
Sgt. William Shemin & Pvt. Henry Johnson Associated Press reports: WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring it's never too late to make things right, President Barack Obama posthumously bestowed the Medal of Honor on two World War I veterans whose heroic acts... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at The Vicious Babushka
Michigan Cherry Pie Preheat oven to 425° Crust: 2 1/4 c. all purpose flour 3/4 tsp. salt 14 Tbsp Crisco shortening, frozen 2 Tbsp ultrafine sugar 10 Tbsp ice water Combine flour, sugar and salt in food processor. Cut shortening... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at The Vicious Babushka
Chabad shluchim meet with President Obama The White House reports: On Monday, April 27, President Obama welcomed a delegation from Chabad-Lubavitch into the Oval Office to commemorate Education and Sharing Day, USA. Established by Congress in 1978 to honor the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at The Vicious Babushka
Tourists bunked everywhere reports: Hundreds of Israeli backpackers and tourists took refuge at the Chabad center in Kathmandu, Nepal, after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the capital city shortly before noon on Saturday. Some were given emergency medical... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at The Vicious Babushka
Preheat oven to 350° Crust: 14 chocolate graham crackers 1/2 c. butter or margarine, melted 2 Tbsp. sugar 2 Tbsp. black coffee Crush the graham crackers with a rolling pin or in food processor until fine. Mix with sugar, then... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at The Vicious Babushka
Haaretz reports: In the mid-1990s, near the end of the period during which she lived in Israel, Jennifer Teege watched Steven Spielberg’s film “Schindler’s List.” She hadn’t seen the film in a movie theater, and watched it in her rented... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at The Vicious Babushka
Photo with Angela Merkel & other women removed The original photo Vos iz Neias reports: Paris – A Haredi newspaper removed the image of German Prime Minister Angela Merkel and the Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt from a picture... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at The Vicious Babushka
Lassana Bathily, employee at Hyper Cacher in Paris Associated Press reports: PARIS (AP) — At a kosher supermarket in Paris, a quick-thinking Muslim employee hides several Jewish shoppers in the basement before sneaking out to brief police on the hostage-taker... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at The Vicious Babushka
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at The Vicious Babushka
Vos Is Neias reports: Crown Heights, NY - A knife-wielding man stabbed an Israeli student in the head inside a Brooklyn synagogue early Tuesday before being fatally shot by police after he refused to drop the knife, authorities said. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at The Vicious Babushka
WAPT reports: Rabbi Ted Riter of Beth Israel said he went to Wraps on Northside Drive for lunch. Riter said he tried to order a Greek salad, and an employee used an anti-Semitic slur and eventually threw him out of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at The Vicious Babushka
Wishing You a Sweet, Happy, and Healthy New Year Shanah Tovah from the White House! On Wednesday evening, Jews in the United States and around the world will begin celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The High Holidays offer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at The Vicious Babushka
Asia One reports: PARIS - Prominent Jewish group the Simon Wiesenthal Centre has sent a letter to France's interior minister to demand that a tiny hamlet south of Paris called "Death to Jews" be renamed. The group's director of international... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at The Vicious Babushka
Jewish refugees from Lugansk and surrounding towns arrive at a family refugee camp in the western city of Zhitomer, organized by Rabbi Sholom Gopin, Lugansk’s rabbi and the director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Lugansk. reports: When Tatyana fled the beleaguered... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at The Vicious Babushka
Sean Nissim Carmeli and Asher Hects reports: The Jewish community of South Padre Island, Texas, is mourning the loss of native-born Sgt. Sean Carmeli, one of 13 soldiers from the Golani brigade who died in battle overnight in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at The Vicious Babushka
RightWingWatch reports: Larry Klayman marked Independence Day with a column railing against liberal American Jews, calling them “self-hating” and anti-Semitic. Klayman was upset that “the Obama regime and other Western leaders were quick to blame Israeli settlers on the West... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at The Vicious Babushka
Csanad Szegedi, right, speaks with Chief Chabad Rabbi Boruch Oberlander in Budapest Associated Press reports: BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — He was a rising star of Hungary's far-right, dumped by his party after he admitted he was a Jew. Two years... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at The Vicious Babushka
Posted May 16, 2014 at The Vicious Babushka
Posted May 14, 2014 at The Vicious Babushka
TPM reports: A disputed essay assignment that asked students in a California school district to argue "whether or not you believe the Holocaust was an actual event in history" incorporated a source that dismissed gassings in concentration camps as a... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at The Vicious Babushka
Ford CEO Mark Fields Deadline Detroit reports: In major business publications, Mark Fields' religion was not mentioned when it was recently announced that he would become Chief Operating Officer of Ford on Dec. 1, the number two post at the... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at The Vicious Babushka