Paris / France
Culture, music, Yiddish, recipes
I live in Paris at the moment but i also lived in Marseille because i love hip hop and reggae! I 'm a 100% ashkenazi princess but what does that really mean? I love chocolate, wine and culture so typically french. I'm from the east and the west! Shake it out! I love Yiddish and on my way to find more about the Yiddishkait! Welcome into my world! You also can read me on itamalkasays.blogspot.fr and email:firstname.lastname@example.org
“It’s awsome! she told me! This two ladies rocks! So vivid and full of life! You would love it she concluded. Yes me and my cousin we share a passion for food and specially eastern jewish recipies! When i last visited her, I learnt a lot watching her cooking even though she will argue she was not…
So i made some research. Who are Oma & Bella?
The 80 something Oma & Bella are two friends and there are living together in their appartment in Berlin for more than five years. One is from Poland, the other from Vilnus. They go to the market together and cook as it used to be in their home before the war, with passion, without recipies or graduation measures…!!!!
Oma’s granddaughter Alexa decided to make a movie and to catch these instants of life, humour, cooking and above all friendship.
During the war, Oma went to camp, and Bella escaped from the Vilnus ghetto. They lost everything and instead of flying away as many after the war, they stayed in Berlin because it was their home…
In the past two years, Oma & Bella ‘s story travelled to New York, Beirut, Melbourne, Sydney, Tel Aviv… A cook book is now available written both in German and English. Last month the movie won the Grimme Price in Berlin!
Today, i’m sorry to tell you that Bella passed away… She will be forever in our hearts.
“Bella taught me what it means to love, to be a friend and to stand by what you believe, no matter the consequences. She will be so missed and forever remembered. Please send all your love and strength to my grandmother. And please, if you see her around the streets of Charlottenburg, always say hello.Thank you.” Said Alexa Oma’s granddaughter.
Lomir tanzn, lomir singen, lomir lachn with Oma & Bella forever! Lchaim!!!!! To life!
I’m sad tonight.
I shouldn’t. My country is going mad.
It has been like that for some times now.
I’m sad tonight.
There was a protest march today in Paris and words were said against Jews, words from another century.
They don’t hide anymore.
Did they ever? Or was I depth? Or blind? Or both?
You can go to a diner party nowadays and hear regular folks defending the worst abomination and saying “can’t we laugh anymore?”
To my dear cousin from my America,
I can’t focus on my yiddish exercices tonight, too tired… but listening to Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Yiddish speech in Stockholm (1978) makes me feel so good!