Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775
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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By:
Ethel Hofman, Je Feature
We've all done it. Sent for take-out -- or better yet, on a chilly evening, called for dinner delivery. But wouldn't it be better to choose from a variety of prepared favorite dinners from your freezer -- and, in minutes, have a gourmet meal ready to serve? These days, there's an online solution to that -- a bit pricey, but...
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Thanks to the ever-increasing number of kosher products now available to home cooks, it's never been easier or more satisfying to prepare delicious, wholesome and healthful kosher meals. In Healthy Cooking for Jewish Living , just out this year, author Faye Levy presents a progressive, upbeat approach to nutritious kosher cuisine highlighting the pleasure of preparing and eating mouthwatering dishes...
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By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Purim is a crazy, "anything goes" holiday, where it's even encouraged to drink heavily. Kids and adults alike masquerade in costumes. Girls love to be Queen Esther, with sparkly crowns and dresses; for boys, it's the wicked Haman, with big false nose, floppy ears and the notorious tricorn hat. During services, Haman is mocked with groggers, booing, hissing and the...
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The stoves were heating up the second floor of New York's downtown Marriott last week as six contestants competed to become the grand-prize winner of the Second Annual Simply Manischewitz Cook-Off. The three men and three women had one hour to prepare and fully cook their dishes before presenting them to a panel of judges. Contestants included Joe Carver from...
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