Exploring Tehilim: the Journey So Far



After the Book of Ruth before Shavuot and Pirkei Avot at the beginning of the summer, Leora and I have now moved on to studying Tehilim (the Book of Psalms) together.

Leora has written about a comforting Psalm.
She also explains the origin of the word ‘Psalm‘.
How should we read Psalm 30? Go and find out. Then turn to this post for more insights and end on a positive note.

Posts on this blog:
Tehilim: Who Wrote Them?
Tehilim: Why the Popularity?
Gear Up for Tishri: Read Psalm 27.
– Psalm 27: the Beginning.
Psalm 27 and Evil-Doers.
Psalm 27 and responsibility.


And more to come.

Salmon and Corn Chowder


Serves 6

3 tbsp butter or oil
1 onion, diced or sliced
6 celery stick, diced (or 3 sticks and 1 sliced leek)
1 red pepper, diced
1 tbsp plain flour
225g/8oz potatoes cut into small pieces
600 ml/ 1 pint fish or vegetable stock
salt and peper
300 ml/1/2 pint milk
100g/”1/2 canned or frozen corn
450g/1 lb salmon fillets
200ml/ 7 fl oz crème fraîche or soured cream
25g/1oz parsley, finely chopped or dill

Melt the butter in a large pot. Add the onion, celery and red pepper.
Cover and leave to soften over a low heat.
Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute, then add the potatoes, stock and seasoning. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender.
Add the milk, sweetcorn and salmon (and dill) and simmer for 10 minutes, then stir in the cream and parsley. Serve hot.

“Shabbat without fish is like a wedding without dancing.” Jewish saying