Sometimes, a day that was going to be Madrid half day tour converts into a Toledo full day tour. How? I don´t know, but I am so happy to be like this as I had the opportunity of sharing a wonderful day in Toledo with so special people!!!!
What is Marzipan? For those of you who still dont know marzipan, let me tell you that you are loosing a great opportunity of tasting an incredible dessert. Marzipan consists of a pastry made up of Almonds (60%) and sugar (40%) and some honey. It is sold in small pieces drawing figures, and there are some other varieties of it depending of what do they fill inside. It could be natural (no filling), with egg yolk pastry, sweet potatoes jam, pumpkim jam and some others.
In Toledo (Spain) marzipan is one of the most typical food you may taste and as you can see looking at the indredients is naturally gluten free. The point is that marzipan usually is sold in patisseries selling all kind of desserts and patries. Santo Tomé, which is the Marzipan specialist in Toledo has just opened a new shop, outside the old city, where you can find a full assortment of maripan figures GLUTEN FREE GUARANTEED.
Toledo Gate in Madrid is a beautiful set of arches remaining from the Fate existing in this City oriented to the south edge of Madrid.
The construction of this gate took place between 1813 and 1827 and it was made during the kingdom of FERNANDO VII commemorating the Victory of Spain against the France occupation.
Today this gate is located in te edge of a very crowded area of Madrid. Specially on Sundays, called EL RASTRO.
If there is a Spanish dish that defines Spain, I could say that Paella is the most famous.
What does Paella consist of?
It is dish made up of rice and mix of seafood and veggies. There are many different varieties of Paella, depending of what do you cook together with rice, such as fish, seafood, chicken, meat or even a mix of a few or all of them.
In this case, I going to leave you this video corresponding to a KOSHER PAELLA.
Increíble piyut (religious song) in haketia and ladino
The sixth day of Sukkot the Jews are conmemorating the day of Hoshaana Rabba.
Accordingly to the Jewish Religion the night of Hoshaana is the moment when the decrees signed in Yom Kippur are delivered to be effective. For this reason the ARIZAL (Rab Yitsjak aludía 1534-1572) established this night as a moment to learn Torah and increase on mitzvot.
I spent shachit this year at KOLEL TORAT MOSHE instead OR HAYELADIM and was a very nice experience.
Every year the Jewish Community of Ceuta invites to local authorities and representatives of the different cultures coexisting in this nice city(Hindu,Catholic and Muslim) to spend a Succa evening, enjoy and show to the rest of world what does coexisting consist of!!!
Dudi Sela dropped last Friday in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Shenzhen against Alexandr Dolgopolov. The Israeli was down 6-3 in the first set before winning the second set 6-4. At the start of the last set, Sela gave up after realizing that he would not finish his match before the start of Yom Kippur. The 77th world player had asked to play the game earlier in the day to be able to respect the fast, but his request was not respected. Sela preferred the Torah to tennis but as a result, he will be deprived of points in the ATP ranking and the amount that was to be attributed to him for his course ($ 34,000).
The Spanish music uses to come with a guitar, but this guitar is extremely enhanced when the hands of Master were playing it.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting this specail boutique Hotel, called “Entre dos aguas” (“between two seas”), as the famous song of Master Paco de Lucia.
The hotel has been built up into a XV century house in Toledo that was recently the home of Paco de Lucia, and of course the placer where he recorded his famous album “cositas buenas” with the cooperation of famous atists like Alejandro Sanz, Tomatito or Diego El Cigala.
The decoration is super, as you can see in the photos and there are only 5 rooms available, so if you are thinking a about a singular overnight location, you must consider this one.
The First Mitzvaton took place in Madrid, in 2009, ten years ago, when the Jewish Community of Madrid (CJM) decided to organize a day to involve anyone belonging to this beautiful Congregation to participate on any of several proposals in order to accomplish mitzvot, meaning performing actions dedicated to help your community, environment or any other area of our day to day life.
This year the Mistvaton has been again organised but they have had the initiative to set the date between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. As most of you know, these days are called “Atseret Yeme Tshuva” (“The 10 days of return”). The day started in the JCC (Jewish Community Center) in Balmes Street of Madrid with a global Shachrit and Selichot, conducted by Rabbi Moshe Bendahan SHLITA, Chief Rabbi of Madrid Jewish Community and FCJE(Council of Jewish Communities of Spain) and after that there was a quick breakfast and everyone went stright to their tasks. There were many ways to be involved in this day, such as visiting old people of our congregation who live alone, fixing up damaged prayer book from different synagogues, or even participating in giving used clothing taken from The Jewish Community of Madrid to a Catholic Parrish in Madrid, giving with this a sample of intercooperation.
Good Job to everybody!!!