Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
By:
Jamie Geller, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The mere mention of Shavuot sends images of cheesecakes dancing before my eyes. I love cheesecakes and they love me -- so much they plant themselves on my hips. On the two-day festival, which this year begins on the evening of May 26, the Jewish people became the People of the Book. When we said "yes" to accepting the Torah,...
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
A TASTE OF ISRAEL Going out to eat for me and my family used to mean one thing: a meat meal. We would treat ourselves to steak or shishlik or schawarma or other popular meaty delights. That is, however, until we discovered Jerusalem's Pizza'leh Rest -- our local dairy bistro. We can't get enough of their food. Chef Itzik Chen...
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? "I remember when the only produce available all winter were onions, potatoes, and cabbage," my grandmother once said. "We couldn't wait until summer when lettuce and tomatoes showed up." She was not talking about the Old Country but upstate New York, where she lived until 1974. Unwittingly she was a locavore, someone who consumed locally grown food, instead...
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE There's only one bad thing that can be said about blueberries -- they can be messy if you squish one, and their stain is almost impossible to get out. Other than that, they're really a wonderful fruit. A blueberry is a super food, one that is full of cancer-fighting antioxidants, Vitamin C, fiber and potassium. This may...
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Rivka Tal
Lag B'Omer, falling this year on May 10, is a day of pilgrimage to the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Israel's Galilee town of Meiron. This 33rd day of the Omer count is his yahrzeit, the day of his death. An estimated 300,000 Jews visit Meiron during this 24-hour period -- praying, dancing, and celebrating his wonderful spiritual...
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