Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775
By:
Louise Fiszer
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP Small lit candles inserted into red apples that perched on top of handheld Israeli flags constitute fond memories for me of Simchat Torah. Along with other members the junior congregation, I danced joyously in synagogue, waving those flags to commemorate the gift of the Torah to the Jews. But whatever did happen to all those apples? I'm...
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By:
Rivka Tal
Webster's New World College Dictionary defines the word kiddush as a "prayer recited over wine or bread on the eve of or on the day of the Sabbath or of a festival so as to set the day apart as holy." The Torah refers to two requirements concerning Shabbat and festivals -- to "keep it" and to "remember it" (...
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By:
Ethel Hofman
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Sukkot could be described as the Jewish Thanksgiving. Like the all-American holiday, this fall festival is a celebration of a bountiful harvest. You can buy sukkah-building kits for the backyard or balcony or, as we do, set up your own with 2x4's and trellises that may be stored and used each year. Today, sukkahs are comfortable, with...
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We've had the big holiday meat meal, with the rich brisket, simmering chickens and heavy vegetable-laden sides. Now, we're headed toward fast day, with meals before and after that should reflect the fact that our bodies will be more sensitive to the amount and type of food that goes into them. These recipes feature pareve and dairy dishes that are...
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Thinking break fast? Think kugel!
By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? When most people contemplate breaking the Yom Kippur fast, they dream about bagels layered with cream cheese and lox. I, on the other hand, crave the warmth and comfort of kugel. I actually snub platters of smoked fish in favor of eating square after square of luscious noodle concoctions. I am an avid collector of kugel recipes, enthralled...
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