Monday, July 14, 2014 Tammuz 16, 5774
Chanukah is the only one of the major Jewish holidays not recounted in the Bible, and much of its symbolism is open to interpretation. Was Chanukah, as some say, originally a recognition of the solstice? Did it become a family-based holiday and de-emphasize its military connotation because Jews living under the Romans realized the imprudence of celebrating victory over a...
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Dairy is on the menu this time of year, along with that ubiquitous dose of cooking oil for the holiday. Still, no Chanukah celebration is complete without dessert. The following recipes using ricotta cheese come from the Hadassah Jewish Holiday Cookbook . Ricotta Cheesecake For Crust: 51/2 Tbsps.melted unsalted butter, divided 11/2 cups crushed lemon cookies or vanilla wafers For...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
There's snacking, nibbling and grazing - and then there's noshing, which has a certain cache when it comes to eating in small quantities. There are many similar definitions of the word "nosh," but my favorite is "to eat on the sly." Sitting with a good book and munching potato chips is nibbling, an apple in between meals is snacking, and...
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There's no better way to start off Chanukah than to set your table aglow with candles. To commemorate the Chanukah miracle of oil, Kosher by Design , by Susan Fishbein, offers this recipe for Beignets. Beignets are fried dough balls, similar in taste to funnel cakes. Nothing pleases children more than this simple-to-make dessert. Their powdered sugar faces are the...
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What's big at the biggest event of the year? Organic everything!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The whole world's gone kosher! At least that's how it appeared in mid-November, at New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center. At Kosherfest 2005 - the kosher food-and-wine trade show - some 10,000 buyers, marketers and producers jammed the aisles, jostling to hone in on the grand extravaganza of new and improved kosher products displayed in 425 booths. Kosherfest 2005 is...
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