Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
At Shavuot time, tradition says: Think dairy!
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Shavuot is the late spring festival that begins seven weeks after the first day of Passover. Agriculturally, it commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, thus the Festival of the First Fruits. Historically, it is the celebration of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses at Mount Sinai. Shavuot is generally associated...
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By:
Rivka Tal, JE Feature
The availability of American food products in Israel has grown exponentially since I first made aliyah to Jerusalem in 1966. At that time, it was unheard of to find the likes of Starkist tuna, Heinz ketchup, M&M's candies and Skippy peanut butter anywhere. One of the large supermarket chains would hold an "American Week" annually and import a tantalizing array...
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By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
As soon as I see my daffodils and tulips popping out of the ground, I am ready to take the party outdoors. Dining al fresco is one of life's great pleasures. Despite the lack of rain this spring out here on the West Coast, my garden has managed to maintain its vibrant look. The following menu allows the cook to...
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Eating gluten-free has become a hot topic within, and increasingly, beyond, the celiac and gluten-intolerant community. For 21 years now, Pamela's Products has provided baking mixes and finished packaged cookies that focus on great taste so that celiacs and wheat-eaters can enjoy food equally and together. The baking mixes are certified "K," and the finished packaged cookies are "O.U." May...
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Lag B'Omer and Mother's Day come back to back -- and it's all about the food
By:
Etehl Hofman, JE Feature
Lag B'Omer, this year takes place on Tuesday, May 12, on the 33rd day after the second day of Passover in the midst of the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot. ("Lag" is the Hebrew numerical equivalent of 33). For me and my husband, Lag B'Omer is a doubly special celebration. A few decades ago, we were married on Lag...
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