Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775

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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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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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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
Oh joy! It’s that time of year when we get to eat honey cake (yes, this is sarcasm). Okay, before you get your yontif nose out of joint, I will freely admit that I’m among the minority of the tribe that really never cared for this quintessential holiday treat. It’s probably not my favorite because my mom didn’t care for...
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Jewish holidays are times for worship, family and, of course, food. Favorite dish­es handed down through generations are often mainstays on the menu. But whether you need help re-creating a fondly remembered family dish or you’re looking for ways to put your own stamp on holiday celebrations, Jane Cohen’s Jewish Holiday Cooking offers a world of possibilities. From traditional Ashkenazi...
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Mollie Katzen, JNS.ORG
Lucky for us, Rosh Ha­shan­ah comes in the fall, just when early apples are beginning their long, happy autumn session. This is a great time of year to get truly creative with apples, beyond the usual (and lovely) ritual of dipping them in honey at the onset of the meal. While Jewish food tends to be extremely subjective — with...
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