To Pilsen or not to Pilsen? That is the question. A lot of Czechs wondered why I wanted to go to Pilsen… it’s so boooooring there. Well, I can’t say February, cold and icy, is the best time to go, but even then there were interesting museums to visit, good food to eat, and excellent coffee to … Continue reading 10 Things to Do in Pilsen That Are Not Drinking Beer
I would love to be in the mind of a truly multilingual person, who can switch from Portuguese to German to Spanish to English lightning-quick. Knowing English fluently and being a continuous learner of Czech and Hebrew, I wonder if any language learner can help but get confused between the ones they know, since languages … Continue reading Is It Possible to Confuse Czech and Hebrew?
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Veselé Vánoce a Šťastný nový rok! (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Czech.) I’m also celebrating the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah by lighting the candles on my menorah one by one to commemorate the Festival of Lights – this year, the holiday coincides with Christmas (and next year it … Continue reading Christmas Song Wisdom + A Playlist for the New Year
You may have noticed that I like Jewish tourism. So I’m excited to say I’m visiting what used to be Jewish Galicia, a region in modern-day (eastern) Poland and (western) Ukraine, which I learned about from this fantastic museum in Krakow when I was there in January 2016. This region had hundreds of thousands of Jewish residents … Continue reading I’m going to Ukraine! + 5 Hard CZ-Eng Translations
Guess what? Your calendar is wrong. It’s actually the year 5777. Happy (Belated) Jewish New Year! !שנה טובה ומתוקה I wanted to get this post in before a week has passed since Rosh Hashana and also because Yom Kippur begins tonight. What does this mean, you ask? As I spoke about in my classes, the Jewish New Year … Continue reading The Jewish Holiday Season + 5 Common Czech Mistakes in English