Sunday, October 26, 2014 Heshvan 2, 5775
Here are a few tips and some menu items to help you get through the day
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Each year at the High Holidays, we wish each other " L'Shanah Tovah " (to a good year) and a light fast. But, for many, fasting is difficult and exhausting. Michael M. Segal, M.D., Ph.D., notes that most people think the difficulty of fasting is feeling "hungry." Not so, he says. Avoiding thirst is much more important for how you...
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The Jewish state's experiencing a wine revolution
By:
Martin Davidson, JE Feature
This last year has been a significant one for Israeli and kosher wines. After years of concerted efforts to change the perception of critics and consumers, the breakthrough finally came in December of 2007, when Robert Parker's Wine Advocate heaped praise on Israeli wines, including kosher varietals, awarding 14 wines with a huge "90" (rated outstanding) score. The Wine Spectator...
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Mentioned in the Bible, it's a fruit filled with mystery and lots of surprises
By:
Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Pomegranates are a beautiful, majestic fruit with a crown on top, resembling nothing else on produce stands. In areas with a high concentration of Jews, you're likely to come across more of them in the next couple of weeks. There's that Jewish geography connection. The pomegranate ( rimon in Hebrew) is one of the seven choice fruits of the Land...
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By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Each Rosh Hashanah, as I set my table, I remember my mother setting hers with the new fruits of the season: a variety of apples, perhaps some pears and a bowl of dates and dried figs. This was in Brooklyn, where the pomegranates, fresh figs, avocados and persimmons that grace my holiday table didn't exist, except at fancy grocers that...
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Rich, creamy and fudgy, these truffles are best served cold. Get the kids to help roll them out. Just remember to save some for company! Chocolate Fudge Truffles (Dairy) 4 Tbsps. cocoa powder 1 cup whole milk 1 cup sweetened condensed milk 1 Tbsp. butter assorted sprinkles nonpareils cocoa powder confectioner's sugar Measure the cocoa powder into a medium pot...
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