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some sayings of ר‘משבצונה“ל

For many years I have worked hard, and struggled with mastering virtuous. Now, in addition, I’m working on becoming more virtual.
This is an expression of that effort.
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השיבנו ה‘ אליך ונשובה חדש ימינו
כעוד לא היו
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All photographs are by Mark Hurvitz unless they are obviously not (or credit otherwise is given).

The photos in the banner at the top (only a shallow sliver of a much larger photo) are either from our home or our travels and are offered for their beauty alone (though a brain-teaser for me: "Where was that?").

banana cake


first set

  • 2.3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup pecans (broken)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • .5 tsp. baking soda
  • .25 tsp salt

second set

  • 2.5 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs

third set

  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. mix the first set: flour, pecans, cranberries, baking powder, baking soda, salt
  2. in a large bowl, mix the second set: sugar, banana, vanilla, eggs
  3. add the third set: butter & buttermilk mix well.
  4. add the first set, and mix well
  5. butter and dust a non-stick 10" tube pan
  6. bake at 350º for about an hour