Recipes: Summer Favorites


Quick Shabbat Treats: Tunisian Salad and Eggplant Caviar

Carrot Cumin Salad or Leora’s version

Israeli Potato salad

Quick Egg Treat

Stuffed Tomatoes

Salade Niçoise – Carbohydrate-Free Recipe

Eggplant Dishes: Eggplant Salad and Egplant Quiche

Carrot Cake (a Morrocan recipe) or Lemon-Glazed Carrot Cake

Orange Salad

Philosophy for French Students


Today is the first day of the baccalauréat, the academic qualification which French students sit at the end of the lycée (secondary or high school).

Here is a selection of the questions on which the students were expected to write an essay this morning. Each student has a choice between three topics : two in the form of a question and one text.

– Does language betray thought?
– Does objective history require impartial historians?
– Is it absurd to desire the impossible?
– Are there questions that no science can answer?
– What do we win in exchanging?
– Does technological progress transform man?
– An excerpt from The World as Will and Representation by Schopenhauer
– An excerpt from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
– An excerpt from Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

Which one would you have chosen?