Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775
By:
Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
At the first blast of warm balmy air, my thoughts turn to dining outdoors. Not necessarily on the patio with the grill fired up, but an afternoon on a grassy knoll or early evening watching the sunset on a beach. (A perfect venue for a late-spring Shabbat dinner.) The scene is set; now for the menu. The sandwich, a beloved...
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By:
Ethel Hofman
Lag B'Omer represents a joyful break between Passover and Shavuot. It takes place 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). In Israel, families celebrate by hiking in the hills or picnicking in one of the parks. For others,...
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Try these dips on for size
By:
Andrew Schloss
A child's hunger is fleeting. Challenge it with a spinach-speckled casserole and it will vanish, but greet it with chip night and it just might explode in excitement. It is a cruel irony of my profession that when my three children were small, the less I cooked the better they liked it. They rejected without tasting anything sauced or leafy,...
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By:
Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
In Israel and for Jews around the world, Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, is the realization of a nearly 2,000-year-old hope for the Jewish people to have a free homeland. It's a day of joyous celebration -- for on May 14, 1948, on the fifth day of Iyar, the State of Israel was established. This year, Yom Ha'atzmaut begins at...
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By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
One of the most thrilling events for a family is buying and moving into a new home. A house warming, or Chanukat Habayit , is the traditional celebration for this very special time. It is customary to dedicate the dwelling upon moving in with the appropriate blessing, affixing mezuzot to the doorposts, and inviting friends and relatives to share the...
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