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A Variety of Foods to Enrich Your Rosh Hashanah Table

So this is where it all comes together — all the thought, all the planning, the testing. And the tasting, of course — always...
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Sweetness: A Symbol of Hope

Rosh Hashanah is one of my favorite holidays. It means sweet desserts galore, when even the savory dishes, such as stuffed cabbage, are infused...
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A Rosh Rush

When students come to Hillel of Greater Philadelphia seeking advice on how to handle a conflict between class and observing the High Holidays, Rabbi...

How Should We Approach New Year, as Individuals or a People?

The start of the New Year, the month of Tishrei, is full of holy days, among them four foundational ones: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur,...

Pesach: No Longer Must It Be Eight Matzah-Laden Days

For home cooks, the eight days of Passover have always constituted a challenge. The basic rule has been that any product that is fermented...
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Passover: The Mother of All Kitchen Yuntifs

Want to know a little secret that helps me keep my kitchen cool during the major food holiday that's fast approaching? Last year, 99...
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Learning From Tisha B’Av on How to Mourn Today’s Varied Tragedies

Tisha B'Av, the 9th day of the month of Av, will be observed beginning Saturday night, July 28. The day is synonymous with great...
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‘Let All Who Are Hungry Come and Eat’: Do We Really Mean It?

Of all the words we utter at the Pesach seder, the word k'ilu (it's translated as two words, "as if") rings most important. The...
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Blending Immigration and Passover

A Jew from the former Soviet Union who arrived in Philadelphia with two small children; a teenage victim of domestic abuse from Guatemala; a...

An Artsy Seder

Beads of sweat pooled on Joshua Nelson's face as he implored the sold-out crowd gathered for an arts-themed Passover seder to make "some freedom...