Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774
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Deborah L. Davis, JE Feature
"Your love is better than wine ... Sustain me with raisins, revive me with apples, for I am faint with love." (King Solomon, "Song of Songs") Song of Songs, a book of psalms written by King Solomon, is filled with beautiful verses on various foods, including honey, nuts, apples, raisins, figs, wine and spices. Many credit these words with the...
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Strawberries meet their match!
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Ralph and Stacey Sevinor of Massachusetts love to entertain. But you won't find a team of outside caterers descending on their kitchen. The CEO of the successful alarm-system company Wayne Securities in Lynn, Mass., Ralph and his wife, a former restaurateur, cook together -- and they do it with enviable panache. A menu for 40 might include everything from grilled...
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Ever since Noah alighted from the boat and planted a vine, Jews have had a continuous relationship to wine. Throughout the ages, that link has been reinforced with every circumcision, wedding and the many celebrations in between. To celebrate that connection, Royal Wine Corp. hosted a "Kosher Food-and-Wine Experience" on Feb. 26 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New...
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With Passover coming fast and furiously -- April 3 to April 10 -- this year's selection of new or improved kosher for Passover products runs the gamut, from upscale kosher wines and pomegranate juice to potato pizza poppers and cakes that you'd swear contain flour. And there's lots of kosher-for-Passover gift ideas as well. Here's a roundup of some of...
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A sweet and savory Purim 'seudah'
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
During the chanting of the Megillah on Purim, the noise level can be deafening. Young and old go crazy; hissing, foot-stamping, whirling groggers and booing when Haman is mentioned -- behavior never permitted in synagogue on any other day of the week. But on this wild and nutty holiday, which takes place on the 14th day of the Hebrew month...
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