My Grandmother’s Recipes: Part 5, Soup

My grandparents’ teenage romance continues in this chapter (click for Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 6Part 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 notion of a “wunderkind.”

15. Nikeyveh – prostitute.

Whenever I hear this beautiful song, I can’t help but think about my grandparents who were just as much in love with each other 59 years later, as on the day of their wedding.

The next course coming to the holiday table is soup:


19 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s awesome that you have this story from your grandparents to share!

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    1. Thank you so much, darling!
      I wish you a sweet year, and healthy, successful, and prosperous year, full of blessings.


  2. CarolCooks2 says:

    Ahhhhh the path of true love ends with two lovely soups x

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Carol.


  3. “If these goys have no mercy on their own……” has additional sinister connotations today. 2016 must have been before we met, so I’ve had two more soups to see.

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    1. It certainly does, Derrick. They are shelling architectural gems that go back to Kievan Rus.
      Thank you for your compassion and understanding.

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      1. I had to look up Kievan Rus. Devastating

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      2. Ah, sorry. It’s where “the great Russia” started, by inviting Norwegian princes to rule. The few Romanov descendants who are still alive are actually descendants of Norwegians.

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      3. Important history. for me to learn. Thank you.


      4. The pleasure is mine, Derrick.

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  4. Your grandparents’ beautiful love story moves me to tear up every year when i read it.

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    1. I thank you, dear Mimi, for reading it every year.


  5. Garfield Hug says:

    Your grandmother’s recipe are very good!

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    1. Thank you so much, darling.

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    1. Thank you for reblogging, dear Michael.


  6. That is a great metaphoric ceremony. Now i will remember better. xx Michael

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Michael.


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