Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774
And just the right flavor at Rosh Hashanah time
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Ethel G.Hofman
Rosh Hashanah is one of my favorite holidays. It means sweet desserts galore, when even the savory dishes, such as stuffed cabbage, are infused with a sweet-tart flavor. Sweetness is a symbol of hope that the coming year will be filled with happiness and fulfillment. For Ashkenazi Jews, the first foods eaten on Rosh Hashanah are apple wedges dip­ped in...
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By:
Jamie Geller, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
So this is where it all comes together — all the thought, all the planning, the testing. And the tasting, of course — always the best part. In the coming year, may all of your meals be cooked to perfection — may nothing burn, nothing get soggy or fall apart. May it be a year of culinary delights and taste-bud...
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
Oh joy! It’s that time of year when we get to eat honey cake (yes, this is sarcasm). Okay, before you get your yontif nose out of joint, I will freely admit that I’m among the minority of the tribe that really never cared for this quintessential holiday treat. It’s probably not my favorite because my mom didn’t care for...
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What are you doing to change how you are presented in the Book of Life?
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“May you be inscribed in the Book Of Life.” Millions of Jews express this sentiment in countless synagogues during the High Holidays. But what does the saying mean? God isn’t human, so God couldn’t write names in a book. On the other hand, God is all-powerful, so God could presumably do whatever God wants. Say God does have a book...
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Don't let Maimonides catch you napping on Rosh Hashanah. His famous quote, "Awake, awake, you slumberers from your sleep, inspect your actions and return" -- usually found in the High Holiday prayerbook before the sounding of the shofar -- is meant as the ultimate shluf alarm, his righteous tap on your shoulder. But what if, while sitting in services one...
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