Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

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Rivka Tal
Webster's New World College Dictionary defines the word kiddush as a "prayer recited over wine or bread on the eve of or on the day of the Sabbath or of a festival so as to set the day apart as holy." The Torah refers to two requirements concerning Shabbat and festivals -- to "keep it" and to "remember it" (...
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He's a real no-impact man, livin' in a landfill land ... Indeed, the reel "No Impact Man" is no-prints charming, leaving behind little proof of his consuming existence. For author Colin Beavan, writer/wife Michelle and their 2-year-old daughter Isabella, 2006 was a year of living dangerously -- or at least ergonomically -- as the three Timothy Learys as naturalists tuned...
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It never hurts to have a little help tackling the big questions
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Last year, the Jewish Publication Society began issuing a series of brief books (on average, 125 pages), all in paperback editions with colorful, attractively designed covers bearing the overall title "Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices." Geared to young readers, they consider several large issues of relevance to the modern world -- in the case of the first two volumes,...
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Thinking break fast? Think kugel!
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? When most people contemplate breaking the Yom Kippur fast, they dream about bagels layered with cream cheese and lox. I, on the other hand, crave the warmth and comfort of kugel. I actually snub platters of smoked fish in favor of eating square after square of luscious noodle concoctions. I am an avid collector of kugel recipes, enthralled...
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We've had the big holiday meat meal, with the rich brisket, simmering chickens and heavy vegetable-laden sides. Now, we're headed toward fast day, with meals before and after that should reflect the fact that our bodies will be more sensitive to the amount and type of food that goes into them. These recipes feature pareve and dairy dishes that are...
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