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Lemon Tree, Very Fruitful

A TASTE OF ISRAELThe little garden in front of our apartment here in Jerusalem isn't doing too well lately. We've had to be miserly...

The ‘What and Why’ of Sugar

Walk down the baking aisle of your supermarket and all of the sweetener options can be overwhelming. Even plain old sugar comes in a...
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Mango: The Paradisiacal Fruit

While I'm enthusiastic about farmer's markets, I don't snub the variety of imported produce found in supermarkets, particularly when it comes to mangoes, with...
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Sunshine in Segments

A TASTE OF ISRAEL Section an orange and your kitchen will be perfumed. Eat it and enjoy. But don't stop there -- use oranges in...
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Sephardi Delicacies

A TASTE OF ISRAELWhen it comes to Passover, many Sephardi Jews customarily eat rice, legumes, corn and green beans -- all foods that are...

A Magic Trick to Do With Matzah

Have a lot of matzah left and don't know what to do with it? Try this tasty little morsel, which is bound to satisfy...
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The Ultimate Soul Food

What's Cooking In 1994, my sister-in-law contracted breast cancer. Immediately several women in her synagogue called Wendy's relatives and friends, asking them to prepare meals...
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Salads Count for the Holiday

The 50 days between Pesach and Shavuot are called the "Counting of the Omer." Thirty-three days into the counting of the Omer, Jews celebrate...
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Bonfires of Lag B’Omer

Lag B'Omer, falling this year on May 10, is a day of pilgrimage to the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Israel's Galilee...
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Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries

Nothing says summer more than a beautiful bowl of fresh cherries. Bing is the best-known sweet cherry. Large, round, and extra-sweet, it has purple-red...