My Grandmother’s Recipes: Part 5, Soup


My grandparents’ teenage romance continues in this chapter (click for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 6, Part 7).

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*This is not an error; I included the top of the next page in order to finish a paragraph and to leave you, Beautiful People, in suspense.  The synagogue story will continue next week.

11.  Mazel Tov – Congratulations (lit. Good Luck)

12. Yizkor – prayer in commemoration of the dead, recited on the last days of the Three Festivals and on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement (lit. He shall remember…)

13. NEP (New Economic Policy) – a system of privatization introduced by Lenin in 1922 to help boost the fledgling soviet economy.

14. Oistrakh, David – world-famous violinist who was born in Odessa and who started out as a childhood prodigy. His name became synonymous with the…

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  1. There it is again…gorgeous serving pieces. 👀🍂

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Gail! My grandmother’s silverware dates back to the beginning of last century; it was part of her dowry.

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  2. Always loved how you shared the story with the recipe.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Shay!


  3. No matter how many times i read about the horrors of people being persecuted for their faith, it never ceases to shock and sadden and anger me.

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    1. But it’s not faith, dear Mimi! Most people in the Soviet Union had no idea of any faith, other than the barely permitted Russian Orthodox church. Baptists and Adventists were persecuted for their faith, but Jews – only for our bloodline. The infamous 5th line in our internal passports read “Jewish,” and it wasn’t faith, because Baptists, Adventists, Catholics, Uniats, etc. were listed as Russian, Ukrainian, or Lithuanian. I know it sounds absurd and it is hard for normal people to understand, but I thank you with all my heart for your compassion.


  4. lifelessons says:

    Either I am psychic or I’ve read this before, Dolly. Have you run it before??

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    1. Of course! I am repeating it from last year.


      1. lifelessons says:

        Okay… everything is starting to come clear!

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  5. Well worth reprising

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    1. Thank you so very much, Derrick.

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  6. Sounds very nice. This “Sholom aleichem” before i only have known from the Arabian language. 😉 Very interesting to read it now in the Hebrew version. Michael

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    1. Dear Michael, without arguing what came first, the chicken or the egg, Arabs and other Semitic tribes did not have their own language when we had already had a written culture. Certainly, Ishmael was Abraham’s son, but the language they all spoke was Aramaic. Hebrew was a Holy language for prayer, and Arabic languages had not developed yet.

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      1. Thank you for the information, Dolly! I am not so close to languages, but it sounds very interesting, and at least a good greating indeed.

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      2. Of course – to wish people peace is always great!

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