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4/28/19 12:54 A

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4/25/19 4:38 P

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I'm guessing they either wanted people who are younger, or who possibly speak more Italian than I do.

But, we'll see.

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4/25/19 10:28 A

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It would be interesting to know about the people who were selected. Maybe just a random drawing from the literate entries?

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4/24/19 11:04 P

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Apropos of nothing else, I received an email today thanking me for applying for the AirBnB job in southern Italy - they received some 280,000 applications, and hired 4 people.

(I obviously was not one of them.)

Ah well, it was a long shot, and the application was interesting.



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4/24/19 7:52 A

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You forgot one, Julia: matzah. That's one demerit.

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4/23/19 11:37 P

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looks interesting, even if it is a travesty...

if a person were really interested in the tiramasu effect, I guess it could be made with amaretto or rum instead of coffee... the first tiramasu I ever had was based in rum. So maybe that restaurant's version was a travesty, since I couldn't say I was in on the leading edge of the tiramasu craze. I first had some towards the latter 1980's. Later, I found places that made it with coffee or with chocolate syrup. And my husband (boyfriend back then) didn't initially like tiramasu made with coffee... he wasn't a coffee drinker back then. He has since been through a re-training process and now loves coffee, and loves tiramasu made with coffee. Still isn't up to speed on rum, though, but neither am I. If I do liquor, I'm more interested in amaretto than rum.

And since I'm basically goyim, I guess I had never really thought of the Matzo vs Matza vs Matzoh etc - I see it various ways, and probably do pronounce it more like Matza just because it's fastah...

(sorry... I know it's a groaner...)
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4/23/19 12:49 P

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One of the seders we went to this year had Haggadot that had the strangest transliteration!!!!! You know how some of the words in Hebrew have a syllable that sort of slides into the next, without really being a separate syllable? An elide sort of thing? Where there's often an apostrophe in the transliteration? This version had every single syllable hyphenated, and all of the elides were NOT included. I can't think of an example right now, but it was the worst transliteration I've ever seen! (And I sang in a synagogue choir for years, where the words are always written in transliteration, so I've seen a LOT!)

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4/23/19 10:41 A

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i say Mah Tza so i spell it that way

and yahrzeit = i think its that way because thats the way its supposed to be said. so many of us (not me, but i took 4 years of german so i could understand what my parents were saying in yiddish) say yur tzeit but it is YAHR that is close to the german year. but its all about how you grew up saying it and how you want to write it. we know what we mean lol!


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4/23/19 6:09 A

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I don't pronounce "matz-o." I pronounce matza. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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4/22/19 8:43 P

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Yeah, but Chanukah ends in AH, and sounds the same as the last vowel in matzah. So I've always spelled it that way. Otherwise, it looks like matz-oe. I think it's because in Hebrew, more than one matzah would be matzot. And that makes sense to me. But having just matzo is wrong in Hebrew. (I think it is, anyway. I can't think of a feminine noun that ends in an O sound in Hebrew, but I'm hardly fluent.)

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4/22/19 6:28 P

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Because if you write "yurtzite," people will think you're discussing a tent-like structure in the Gobi, that's why. And "yurt" has nothing to do with "year." And-and the only pronunciation I've ever heard and used has the "ahr" sound.

It's the zeitgeist, baby, the zeitgeist.

How is "matzoh" more cracker-like than "matzo?" It doesn't! And the "h" looks funny.

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4/22/19 5:18 P

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I spell Hebrew words as phonetically as possible. With the exception of yahrzeit, which is the standard spelling but I just find totally confusing. Why not spell it yurtzite, which is closer to the way it sounds?

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4/22/19 8:06 A

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Have you noticed that there are almost as many ways to spell matzo as there are to eat it? Even if there were a formal system of transliteration for Hebrew, I probably would ignore it.

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I made a lot of charoset. Best way to eat matzah.

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Go right ahead, Sunny, dig in, but 'tain't tiramisu.

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I think the recipe looks delish--it's just ganache (heavy cream and chocolate) whipped into a mousse with added coffee flavor, hence the "tiramisu" allusion. Nestled between matzoh. YUMMY!

Much better than my plain matzoh with neither butter nor cream cheese. Ho-hum, I keep having to vacuum crumbs off the floor.



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Without having tried your Israeli [former?] friend's recipe, I can say it's horrible. Knowing your haute appreciation for chocolate, let's throw in "travesty" and "crime."

As to the other, a proper tiramisu is a divine experience or, as I say about eggs and cheese, a reason to live. Mascarpone has nothing to do with whipped cream and matzo has its place -- only eight days per year.

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An Israeli friend once explained how to make a dessert where you soak matzah in wine; cover in chocolate; layer another matzah soaked in wine; cover in chocolate. Continue with several layers

It was horrible! A waste of good chocolate!!!!

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This is a dessert using matzo. It's described as a cross between chocolate icebox cake and tiramisu. As soon as I saw "tiramisu," it was clear that the recipe was required reading for laughs. Sorry to say that it's no laugh. It is travesty and high crimes and misdemeanors all in one.

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