Meanwhile, at Main Deli, a frequent hang for Leonard Cohen when he was craving its famous smoked meat (he lived just a few blocks away), a side of hubcap-sized latkes with thick sour cream. No one going hungry on this press trip exploring #Jewish#Montreal . @montreal
“I definitely felt a little #different growing up from most people who were born here. It didn’t really hit me until 13-14 that most #families didn’t operate like mine. Since essentially 90% of my extended family lives in #Israel , huge family parties, #holidays , weddings, nephews and nieces being born, all those things weren’t as frequent as what it seemed other American families were having. It was easy to feel left out; Middle school is when I began to really notice the difference between my household and those around me. Being #Jewish made a huge impact on my life while growing up. All of my close friends were catholic, making it even more apparent that I grew up differently. I was never able to join in on certain conversations or relate to them on the same level. I felt like I kind of had this obligation to become friends with Jewish kids and keep my religion flowing since both my parents are first #generation#immigrants and they don’t really know American lifestyle. In the long run, it kind of backfired. They always try to get me to go to temple and make friends with Jewish kids and go to Hebrew school. And when I didn’t want to follow Judaism to the extent my parents do, it felt as if I was disobeying them.” FOR COMPLETE STORY & MORE, VISIT 📲 BLENDTW.COM
14/?: Hidden under a pile of tried-on and discarded clothes a little light stubbornly shines through ✨
If Chabad volunteers hadn't been handing me these boxes my entire life just before Chanukkah I may never have caught this one. In the next pic you'll see the box I was given last year for the holidays. I've gotten these in America, England, Israel... speaking of staying connected to my heritage, it is thanks to Chabad that I have never moved to a new country without knowing a few Jews. I'm glad to find a place to mention them in this project. .
Now I could've been lazy and just traced this box back to my own apartment but I did a little extra digging and found that the iconic cover art is called "Menorah Candles Mosaic" by Michoel Muchnik, who as far as I can tell has been selling this piece online since 2012. That makes this piece a baby compared to some of the other things I've found! Maybe I'll make an estimated timeline at the end.
This photo comes from a project I am doing about the loss and abandonment of identity, assimilation, cultural clutter, and reconnecting with your heritage in unexpected ways. The scene takes place in a Brooklyn thrift store filled with beautiful Jewish items hidden among the usual thrift store hodgepodge. Nothing in this shoot was posed or altered in any way. #Hebrew#chanukah#hanukkah#menorah#candles#art#עיברית#חי#judaism#judaica#jewish#thrift#thrifting#thriftstorefinds#thriftstore#fleamarket#brooklyn#streetphotography#nyc#nycphotographer#streetfair#photography#urban#urbanphotography#nycblogger#streetshot#newyorkcity#documentary#documentaryphotographer#documentaryphotography
Spiced Pumpkin Apple Dump Cake
1 cup (2 sticks) plus 2 tablespoons butter
2 medium sized Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, and diced (about 2 cups)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1-15 ounce can Pumpkin Puree
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (I use fat-free)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 box Spice Cake Mix
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x13” pan with cooking spray.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small frying pan over medium-low heat. Add apples, sugar, and cinnamon and stir to combine. Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are semi-translucent. Remove from heat until ready to use.
Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. Pour into the bottom of the prepared 9x13” pan.
Sprinkle cooked apples over the top of the pumpkin.
Sprinkle entire cake mix evenly over the top of the pumpkin and apples. Sprinkle with pecans. Melt remaining 1 cup butter and pour evenly over the top of the entire pan.
Bake for 44-50 minutes (mine took 48) until the center is set and it is golden brown around the edges.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.