Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
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Martin D. Davidson, JE Feature
Wine has been a cherished and respected centerpiece of Jewish celebrations for centuries. Sabbath and holiday meals are preceded by the sanctification of the wine, and the Passover seder is highlighted by four cups of wine. Some say that wine also relates to the art of moderation, which if abused can lead to excess and a loss of control. For...
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The holiday has never been easier, with a boost from prepared foods
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Once upon a time, cooking for Passover was a real chore. In the old days, folks planned and created Passover meals using the very basic ingredients available -- matzah, matzah meal and cake meal. For this eight-day holiday, leavened foods -- chametz -- are strictly forbidden. Besides flour and breads, all foods containing even a speck of grain or cereal...
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Dannon All Natural is currently the only national yogurt brand to make kosher-for-Passover certified products for the Jewish holiday. It's available in the most common recipe ingredient flavors -- plain, vanilla, coffee and lemon. Adding yogurt to recipes is a simple way to help make meals more nutritious. Each serving contains essential vitamins and minerals -- calcium, in particular --...
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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!
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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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