Sunday, March 29, 2015 Nisan 9, 5775
Chanukah is the only one of the major Jewish holidays not recounted in the Bible, and much of its symbolism is open to interpretation. Was Chanukah, as some say, originally a recognition of the solstice? Did it become a family-based holiday and de-emphasize its military connotation because Jews living under the Romans realized the imprudence of celebrating victory over a...
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Is Another's Just Desserts
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Say Chanukah, think latkes. Maybe "latkes" evokes memories of bubbe grating potatoes and the enticing aroma of golden potato fritters sizzling in the skillet. But in recent times, we've introduced dozens of "designer" latkes. Some may be laced with diced fruits or vegetables, spiked with brandy or perhaps topped with herbed goat cheese. No time to cook up a new...
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Having a Chanukah party and want to keep the little ones busy for a while? Try an informal "Cookie-Decorating Contest." Winning categories can include "most beautiful, " "most spiritual," "most colorful" and "most international." The best part is that everyone involved can be a winner (and they get to eat a treat as well for their prize). You will need:...
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There's no better way to start off Chanukah than to set your table aglow with candles. To commemorate the Chanukah miracle of oil, Kosher by Design , by Susan Fishbein, offers this recipe for Beignets. Beignets are fried dough balls, similar in taste to funnel cakes. Nothing pleases children more than this simple-to-make dessert. Their powdered sugar faces are the...
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By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
There's snacking, nibbling and grazing - and then there's noshing, which has a certain cache when it comes to eating in small quantities. There are many similar definitions of the word "nosh," but my favorite is "to eat on the sly." Sitting with a good book and munching potato chips is nibbling, an apple in between meals is snacking, and...
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