So, Rosh Hasha (Jewish new year) been and gone and now Yom Kippur rolls around and its a day of fasting.... 25 hours (!) of no food or drinks (no, not even water, and no cheating while brushing your teeth too ;)... initially I thought, nice, that's exactly what I needed for a food blog...
But, after thinking about it and talking to a good friend I realized this day is much more than just a no food kind of day. This day is about stopping from doing the things we do on a daily basis and cleansing our body. Its a great day to think things over and make it clear for ourselves in who we are and what we are here for. A great day to say: I'm sorry, to friends, family and anyone you might have done wrong too (or think you have).
Yom Kippur in Israel, is a day where everything stops. No TV, no radio, no traffic (no private cars or public transport), no restaurants are open, no schools, no one rings anyone, no one txts anyone, not even a tweet. Now, don't panic and take a big breath and think how great will it be...
Back to basics. Cleansing from the inside out and from the outside in and everyone around you doing the same. Cool, eh?
And as this is a blog about great Israeli food... what a better way to start cleansing than with a Chicken soup - which we traditionally have to stock up with fluid (followed by an enormous meal - which is so typically Israeli / Jewish) just before the fasting day begins.
Here is a great recipes for Chicken Soup dumplings (I trust you'll know how to make a Chicken Soup....)