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Author Blog: One Egg Is a Fortune

Judy Kempler and Pnina Jacobson’s cookbook, “One Egg Is A Fortune,” is now available. Their blog posts are being featured on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit:


One Egg Is A Fortune is a collection of recipes and stories from fifty prominent Jewish people from around the world. It was compiled by two Australian Jewish women.

The purpose in publishing this cookbook is to raise funds for Jewish elder care all over the world. It’s hard to imagine our parents and friends growing old, but many of us will find we are called on to assist in their care. It’s then that you may find the Jewish community’s that the elderly don’t need assistance. This perception is untrue. They need our help. The aging community continues to grow, and with this growth comes the need to identify physical, emotional and financial help and extra resources.

Judy Kempler was a carer for her late mother-in-law and found just this. Together with Pnina Jacobson, she resolved to make a difference, whether by providing home help, equipment, meals or other things to help people remain independent in their own home and perhaps in some way make life a little better. By inviting prominent people to contribute, all with a diverse range of backgrounds and professions from around the world, we are not only providing for interesting reading, but also reaching a much larger audience.

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