Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Nisan 12, 5775
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
On the evening of April 8 -- the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan -- Jews all over the world will come together to be with family and friends to celebrate the first Passover seder. The Haggadah will be read, relating the story of the Jews exodus from Egypt. The seder plate contains symbolic foods that are explained...
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Set aside these tasty morsels for Passover mornings
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Here are the rules -- no flour, no cornstarch, no baking powder or baking soda, no yeast; therefore, no bread or challah for French toast, no noodles for kugel, no toasted bagels for the cream cheese, no "snap, crackle and pop" cereals, no croissants or muffins to round out our coffee. You know the routine -- eggs, matzah meal, matzah...
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By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
With winter now winding down, and daylight hours increasing, it's that time of year my mother used to call the "in-between season." It's a time when no one knows what to serve for dinner. Though the thermometer remains stubbornly low, the hearty dinner fare, which everyone craved just two weeks ago, is no longer appealing. Suddenly, brisket and beef stew...
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By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Observant Jews around the country have been closely following the news concerning the Agriprocessors scandal that eventually created a shortage of kosher meat in the country. To replace the shortage, poultry producers like Empire have stepped up their production, and Agriprocessors, now under receivership, is producing about 20,000 chickens daily. More meat is being brought in from South America, but...
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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nine out of 10 women and seven out of 10 men are not getting the calcium they need every day. Children, beginning as young as the toddler years, are also not getting enough calcium in their diets, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Dairy foods provide the most...
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