Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

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Linda Morel
Sukkot desserts are a distinct genre in Jewish cuisine. Traditional holiday sweets are made with fall fruits such as pears, plums and late-season berries. Holiday pastries are studded as well with dried fruits, nuts and seasonal spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom. Fruits that are abundant in seeds — notably pomegranates — also are popular in Sukkot baking...
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Over the next two years, Reform Congregation Rodeph Shalom, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Gershman Y and Temple University's Feinstein Center for American Jewish History will host a variety of programs focused on food, ethics, sustainability and "eating Jewish."
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Linda Morel
“Nineteen people?” my husband said. “Where are you going to put them all?” Last year, I invited more people to break the Yom Kippur fast than I could seat around tables. While my heart expanded to include everyone, unfortunately my walls are rigid. I decided to serve dinner buffet style. Yet I worried that this pivotal meal, a transition from...
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Jamie Geller, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Yom Kippur, the most som­ber day of the Jewish year, is also called the Day of Atonement and reminds us that we are all accountable for our actions. One element of repentance is fasting. And boy do we prepare ourselves for that fast! We serve full, balanced meals — light on the salt and thirst-inducing spices — just beforehand. And...
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Aly Raisman Meets Fans
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Sally Friedman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Standing before an adoring crowd at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, N.J., gymnast Aly Raisman, star of the U.S. Olym­pic Women’s Gymnastics team, paused for a long moment, taking it all in: the cheers of greeting, the packed-to-capacity gymnasium, the faces beaming up at her. Her look back seemed a mix of great pleasure, wonder and maybe...
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