Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
By:
Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Sukkot in Jerusalem is an especially festive holiday. Everywhere you look you can spy these charming booths, sometimes precariously perched atop open porches. During the week, families from all over the country flock to the Western Wall, often carefully carrying their four species, fulfilling the commandment of, "And you should take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of...
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makes you crave something sweet, savory and super-warm from the oven
By:
Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Embellishing an apple pie is as American as a flaky crust packed high with thick slices of pippin, Winesap or Granny Smith, collapsing under the weight of a double dip of homemade ice-cream. It's as elaborate as poached lady apples in sour-cream custard beneath a high-flying puff-pastry crown. It's as delicate as a bite-sized tartlet filled with a single apple...
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Get ready for cool nights -- and hot meals -- during the harvest holiday
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Sukkot is a joyous holiday. It is regarded as the happiest of biblical festivals, celebrating the gathering of a bountiful harvest. The holiday begins two weeks after the first day of Rosh Hashanah and lasts for seven days. Right on the heels of Yom Kippur, Jews all over the world will put up a sukkah, symbolizing the fragile booths used...
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By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
At the conclusion of Yom Kippur -- a day of reflection, atonement and fasting -- friends and family come together to exchange greetings and renew their strength, spiritually and physically. Foods served to break the fast should be light and simple restoratives, which include sweet and savory dishes. The following break-the-fast menu can be prepared in advance; in fact, the...
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The Sandwich Holiday
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
I consider Yom Kippur eve the sandwich holiday -- not because I would ever serve my family and friends sandwiches before going to synagogue on the eve of a solemn fast, but because the start of Yom Kippur is sandwiched between two days of Rosh Hashanah celebrations and the Day of Atonement. With the emphasis that night, as it should...
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