60 Days of Psalms Summer Bible Study

60 Days of Psalms Summer Bible Study

Join us as a community as we read through the Book of Psalms this Summer. The schedule will run from July until almost September to prepare our hearts for the Fall Holy Days.

We are asking the ladies to read 2 Psalms a day and to reflect on them. We will post discussion questions, thoughts and insight about some of the Psalms as we go along as well as schedule a few Zoom Conferences where we can discuss them as a community. Rebbetzin has picked a few lucky ladies to oversee the discussions so that our entire online community can share their insight!

Look forward to our study!

 

Daily Reading Schedule

 

Psalms 1 & 2                     July 15th

Psalms 3 & 4                     July 16th

Psalms 5 & 6                     July 17th

Psalms 7 & 8                     July 18th

Psalms 9 & 10                   July 19th

Psalms 11 & 12                 July 20th

Psalms 13 & 14                 July 21st

Psalms 15 & 16                 July 22nd   Zoom Online Conference “Discussion #1”  Sunday @10:30 am

Psalms 17 & 18                 July 23rd

Psalms 19 & 20                 July 24th

Psalms 21 & 22                 July 25th

Psalms 23 & 24                 July 26th

Psalms 25 & 26                 July 27th

Psalms 27 & 28                 July 28th

Psalms 29 & 30                 July 29th

Psalms 31 & 32                 July 30th

Psalms 33 & 34                 July 31st

Psalms 35 & 36                 August 1st

Psalms 37 & 38                 August 2nd

Psalms 39 & 40                 August 3rd

Psalms 41 & 42                 August 4th

Psalms 43 & 44                 August 5th  Zoom Online Conference “Discussion #2”  Sunday @10:30 am

Psalms 45 -47                   August 6th

Psalms 48 – 50                   August 7th

Psalms 51- 53                    August 8th

Psalms 54 & 55                 August 9th

Psalms 56 – 58                   August 10th

Psalms 59 & 60                 August 11th

Psalms 61 -63                   August 12th

Psalms 64 & 65                 August 13th

Psalms 66 -68                   August 14th

Psalms 69 & 70                 August 15th

Psalms 71 -73                   August 16th

Psalms 74 & 75                 August 17th

Psalms 76 – 78                   August 18th

Psalms 79 & 80                 August 19th  Zoom Online Conference “Discussion #3”  Sunday @10:30 am

Psalms 81- 83                    August 20th

Psalms 84 -86                   August 21st

Psalms 87 & 88                 August 22nd

Psalms 89 & 90                 August 23rd

Psalms 91 -93                   August 24th

Psalms 94- 96                    August 25th

Psalms 97 & 98                August 26th

Psalms 99 & 100               August 27th

Psalms 101 – 103               August 28th

Psalms 104 – 106               August 29th

Psalms 107 & 108              August 30th

Psalms 109 & 110              August 31st

Psalms 111 – 113              September 1st

Psalms 114 – 115              September 2nd  Zoom Online Conference “Discussion #4”  Sunday @10:30 am

Psalms 116 – 118              September 3rd

Psalms 119 & 120            September 4th

Psalms 121 & 122            September 5th

Psalms 123 – 126             September 6th

Psalms 127 – 129             September 7th

Psalms 130 & 131           September 8th

 

-Rebbetzin Keturah




Outfit of the Day (OOTD) – Pink Summer Flowers Maternity Wear

We have something cute and motherly in store. This is our first maternity wear outfit of the day! Motherhood and pregnancy can be tough, but it’s a wonderful time to embrace the beauty that you are during this joyful time of one’s journey.

This lovely Shabbat outfit is prefect for this time of the year. It is beautiful to show that baby bump of yours with this maternity dress. This dress is super comfortable and so pretty for the hot summer days.

DETAILS

Pink Flowery Dress – Motherhood Maternity

White Vest – Walmart

Slip-ons shoes – Payless

Doesn’t our lovely Rebbetzin look extremely cute!




May 2018 Bible Study Notes & Link

notesMay2018

The Zoom meeting for the Bible Study is below.

When: May 3, 2018 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/575cf567d6178c9fdc2040ba88984b7b

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Password: Shalom2018

Bible Study Notes Click Here!




To The Inspiring Mother

Mothers are treasures to the world. They are filled with strength, beauty, and love. You have inspire us, hopefully this will inspire you.

We have created three Mother’s Day digital package, which contains wallpapers for your desktop/laptop, tablet and mobile. Click on the following links below to download your free digital wallpaper package.

Queen

Desktop // Tablet // Mobile

 

Super Mom

Desktop // Tablet // Mobile

 

 

Mother

Desktop // Tablet // Mobile

On behalf of the Nishmati Team, have a wonderful Mother’s Day!




Decluttering your Email & Digital Mess

For me, I can testify that having a cluttered computer makes me loose focus on my work because I have to constantly re-find files or go through multiple (same) files to get to the most current one. And to further put myself out there- because I am busy, my email inboxes get cluttered with unread emails and spam or promotions that can often get leave attended for months at a time. I currently have 13,000 unread emails!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On top of this, my husband hates to see my desktop (the place I save my “go-to” files) lol.

So for me, a photographer and graphics design- the computer is my best friend. However, it can be a love-hate relationship when I leave those cluttered files unattended to. So join me as I clean my digital mess over the next month.

As we approach our May 2018 Bible Study on “Decluttering your Life”, here are a few links to help you in an area that most people skip (or don’t even think about) – your digital mess.

-Rebbetzin Keturah

 

The 13 Step Digital Declutter

 

How to Easily Clean & Organize Your Digital Files

 

It’s ‘Clean Out Your Computer’ day. Here’s how to declutter your computer in 4 steps.

 

Manage & Organize Email & Other Digital Info




#NishmatiGiveaway – Cookbooks

We have our first giveaway and here is your chance to win 1 of 2 cookbooks.

HERE ARE THE RULES:

1. Follow our Instagram, YouTube, or/and Facebook page (extra entry if you follow all 3 pages)

Here’s the link of our pages:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nishmatisoul/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nishmatisoul/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKf_oUJExBlbj-ooU8ylkRA 

2. Like one of our video/photo that has a hashtag #NishmatiGiveaway

3. Comment on one of our contest photo and answer this question: what is your favourite food to make?


4. Tell us which prize you’d like to win (Starters&Sides or Kids Cooking)

***There will be only 2 winners (Starters&Sides Cookbook winner and a Kids Cooking Cookbook winner). Winners will be announced during our May Bible Study.

****GIVEAWAY will end on May 2nd at 11:59PM EST




Outfit of the Day (OOTD) – Neutral Monochrome Spring Wear

Spring weather is finally here in Toronto! I was waiting for this moment to start wearing my heels instead of boots. I am a neutral colour kind of gal, so I wanted to pull of something minimal monochrome look for this past Shabbat. Hope you all like it!

DETAILS

Felted Wool Brown Hat – H&M

Hair – Natural Waves

Makeup – “No-Makeup” look

Brown Shirt – Forever 21

Ashen Gabrielle Midi Skirt – Wilfred/Artiza

Monaco 2 Tan Heels – Franco Sarto

Accessories – Black Hair Tie, Pandora Eternal Clouds Ring, & Pandora Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet

Nail Colour – OPI Staying Neutral

 

Style Guide

What I love doing is to pick a hero or two of my clothing piece. My hero pieces are my midi skirt from Wilfred and the wool hat from H&M.

I really wanted to wear my brown wool hat, so I decided to use the colour as a base in my outfit of the day. I wanted to do a similar tone in my outfit for this past Shabbat, so I decided to grab a 3/4 sleeved shirt from Forever 21 that best matched the hat. Thankfully I had a shirt that had a similar tone to it.

I love this midi skirt from Wilfred. It’s comfortable and drapes beautifully. It has pockets! And when a skirt has pockets, it wins my heart. I chose this neutral grey colour because it goes will with different outfit combination. It is a beautiful piece that I own and it’s perfect for all season.

The oldest piece that I own from this outfit are my heels from Franco Sarto. These wedges are my go-to and I wear them almost everyday during the spring, summer, and fall. Hm…I may need to replace it with a new pair…Anyways, when I say I love these wedges, what I am really saying is I LOVE THESE WEDGES! They are super comfortable and so stylish. I am a wedges type of gal. I find wedges are heels that won’t make you tired, uncomfortable and won’t let you sink on grass like regular heels. I choose a neutral beige colour because it can go with many outfits.

The best thing I’ve done with my collection of wardrobe is to see if I can have multiple use of it. I usually stick with basics because I tend to find more use to it.

See…modesty can be done in a stylish way! Hope you enjoy my outfit of the day and will be posting more soon in the coming weeks.




The Kosher Pet Life

Ever wonder what we should feed our pets? Has it ever cross your mind of what is the “kosher” pet food standard for your furry ones?

This subject wasn’t the first thing that came to mind. Until, I saw an article about the kosher pet food commandments.

I would love to share what I’ve learned, so the Kosher Pet Food Fact Sheet was born. This will list all the information on what we can and cannot feed our pets during the whole year-round and Passover.

Click here or image below to download the information sheet.

Based on the information, we must be aware of ingredients that are listed in the pet food. There is some pet food that are not safe and we must be well aware if there are any recalls. Hopefully this small guide will help you, as it helped me and my fur ball Rocky.

For more information, regarding pet foods and being kosher, visit Kashruth Council of Canada: Kosher Certification Agency. If you have any Halakhic questions regarding Pesach, always remember to consult your local Rabbi.




The Book of Esther Bible Study

Shabbat Shalom lovely ladies!

We will be live on our CMY YouTube Channel around 3PM for the book of Esther Bible Study.

If anyone is having tech issues, please post on the comments on our Faceboook page. You may also post any questions there as well.

If you know of anyone who does not have Facebook, you can share the link with them but keep it limited to women only.




Vegetarian Options During Passover

If you are a vegetarian or vegan during Passover, it may seem that you lack options for recipes during the week. But we have found a list (and a good one too) from an article we like online that gives you alternatives for both nutrition and flavor during Passover.

There are two different (main) traditions in eating style during Passover. The first one, which is considered the main one in the West, is that of European Jewry, the Ashkenazi tradition. This tradition, in summary, bans all food that is Kitniyot or “appears to puff or raise”, even if it does not have yeast/leaven in it. The second tradition is that of Middle Eastern Jewry (Israeli & Yemen) & Ladino Jewry (Spanish & Italian Jews) of the Sephardics who ban yeast/leaven but allow Kitniyot foods during Passover. What is considered Kitniyot you may ask? Foods like beans, rice, hummus, soy, corn, green beans, etc. (You can also find the complete list here.)

For a vegetarian, most Kitniyot foods have the nutritional value that is needed but many people are not aware of this tradition because we live in the West where almost everything during Passover season is geared to the Ashkenazi tradition. If you live a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle while Jewish- you can still enjoy real food and not be under the harsh nutritional value of only eating matzah in every dish. And I teach everyone who enters our shul that we must adopt the Jewish traditions that fit you, your family and HaShem, not just the one that is most popular unless you live in that community because most people within Messianic Judaism do come from a Church background and was not raised in these traditions. Furthermore, while we are commanded to eat matzah, we can and should- but to eat it in everything can also be hard on your stomach, so having options is great for everyone.

So, here is a “Top 10” list of “must-haves” for Vegetarians during Passover. Notice that seitan meatless meat is not on the list as it is too controversial between Rabbis on whether Vital Wheat Gluten is Kosher for Passover or if it is an instant recipe for nonobservance of the Holy Day properly. So if you crave meatless, it may be safe to avoid using Vital Wheat Gluten at least for the week of Passover and get your meatless cravings by eating more creatively. Besides, it is only a week…you can survive with no meatless meat for 7 days. Trust me. Enjoy!

The list is taken from: https://forward.com/food/154303/keeping-up-with-tradition-a-vegetarian-passover/

1) Quinoa is not only a great source of complex carbohydrates but also contains 8 grams of protein per cup. Check out my flavor-packed Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf below!

2) Eggs offer essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. I purchase free-range eggs, which have the added benefit of a nice dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

3) Avocado provides excellent heart-healthy fat that will give you lasting energy. One of my go-to breakfasts on Pesach is mashed avocado on matzah with a touch of lemon juice and sea salt.

4) Nuts are another source of heart-healthy fat and also give you a bit of fiber too. I am so grateful that there is a Kosher for Passover almond butter on the market! I’ll definitely be packing an almond butter & jelly matzah sandwich with some fresh fruit for work a few days of the holiday.

5) With so many of my usual snack foods like hummus and granola bars cut out of my diet on Passover, I survive on fresh and dried fruit throughout the holiday. I carry bananas, oranges, or boxes of raisins wherever I go, so that I always have an easy snack on hand.

6) Since tofu, tempeh, and seitan are out of the picture, I use Portobello mushrooms instead since they have a great meaty texture and delicious, savory flavor. I stuff them with sautéed onions, spinach and matzah meal for a main dish (I make a variation of this recipe) or I grill them with red peppers and zucchini for a side.

7) Vegan chopped liver with Tam Tams is a yummy start to any seder. The eggs offer a great source of protein, the walnuts contain omega-3, and the mushrooms are one of the only plant-based sources of vitamin D.

8) Salad can get boring so easily, so I jazz mine up with interesting toppings. Hearts of palm are super easy to find in the Passover section and I love slicing them up on top of my salads. They have a great texture and taste and give you a nice dose of potassium, zinc, and iron.

9) Another delicious dip I always have in my fridge around Pesach is Sabra’s Caponata. They make a bunch of excellent dips that are free of kitniyot. They’re a perfect size to bring to work or a Pesach picnic.

10) When I’m missing grains, I cook up some Matzo Meal Couscous (Savion is one brand I like) in vegetable broth and toss in some roasted broccoli, garlic, and sautéed mushrooms. It has a toothsome chewiness and a neutral flavor that’s ready for any seasoning or add-in you see fit.

This list of items certainly will satisfy anyone in your home, vegetarian or not. So this Passover, try some new foods and recipes out.

Read more: https://forward.com/food/154303/keeping-up-with-tradition-a-vegetarian-passover/