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Food, family and high holy days: Diary of a Rabbi's Wife

Tuesday, 22 September, 2009 - 7:33 am

osdoba.jpgRebbetzin Sara Osdoba of the Hull Hebrew Congregation was asked by the BBC to write a diary during the Holy Days and Festivals.

In her diary which is featured on the BBC’s website, Rebbetzin Osdoba speaks about the significance of the Jewish festive period, the important role women play within the Jewish community and, in particular, her active role as a Rabbi’s wife in Hull.

"Once I married a Rabbi, I soon came to learn that I would have to share him with a community," she writes.

"In fact, in the Jewish world, the wife of the Rabbi even gets a title – Rebbetzin."

Discussing the significance of food, she writes: "It's the traditions, the food, the songs and the bonding of the generations. It's when the past seamlessly blends with the present, and when the future of my children is also created."

"Generation gap? Not tonight at our New Year table!"

The BBC diary also includes audio in which Rebbetzin Osdoba speaks about life as Jewish woman.

To read more and to listen to her diary, click here.

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