Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

By:
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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JT Waldman loves Jewish history. So much so that the third-generation Phila­delphian dedicated more than four years to his latest work, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me, published this past July. But Waldman is not a scholar, at least not in a traditional sense. He is a graphic novelist. Although out only a few months, Waldman's book has already...
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By:
Rivka Tal
Challah is the braided egg-rich loaf of bread that we traditionally eat on the Sabbath and holidays — two loaves of challah at each of the three Shabbat meals. Challah in Israel is classified as sweet, semi-sweet and “regular.” (My personal favorite is what is called baguette challah, which I have yet to duplicate at home.) But for Rosh Hashanah,...
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Take a break from ­tradition by trying these offbeat recipes
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Naomi Muller, Jewish Exponent Feature
On Rosh Hashanah, most Jews indulge in sweet foods to express their desire for a sweet year. Problems arise, however, when a guest or family member is unable to tolerate sugar and honey for either medical or dietary reasons. Obviously, we all desire a year filled with all manner of delicious blessings. The question is how to find substitutes for...
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