Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774
Yom Kippur, the most solemn Jewish High Holiday, is a time of reflection, atonement and complete fasting. At the conclusion of this day of worship and self-examination, friends and family members come together to exchange greetings and regain their strength. Foods served to break the fast are light and simple restoratives, which usually include both sweet and salty dishes. This...
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With the first days of fall behind them and the High Holidays right around the corner, Jewish cooks may be looking for fresh ways to utilize this season's crops in their holiday meals. To try to assist some of these curious kitchen folk, married chefs Jason and Stacy Clarke led a cooking class Monday night at Temple Emanuel in Cherry...
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In between the big holidays, let your body take a break
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It's a fact. We consume more food at holiday meals than at any other time of year. Usually, we eat breakfast on the run, lunches often at a desk and, bowing to health concerns, dinner winds up as salad topped with poultry, lean meats or fish. Not so at Rosh Hashanah, where meals consist of numerous courses. First comes the...
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Lorna Rosenberg, JE Feature
Holiday foods are not eaten just because they taste good or are available at that season. They are carefully chosen as reminders of something we are to think about or do during our celebration. Special foods are eaten during Rosh Hashanah to symbolize our hopes and wishes for the new Jewish year, and how we must behave in order for...
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Put a little kick into your holidays
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
All living things must eat, but without the ability to distinguish what is good to eat from what is not, none of us would eat for very long. Through trial and error, we eventually collect foods that reflect not just our own taste, but the tastes of our culture. Sometimes, it requires resolving apparent contradictions. Something, for example, has to...
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