Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

From bobkas to baked goods, dee-lish!
"And there was a continual blessing in her dough." So begins A Taste of Challah: A Comprehensive Guide to Challah and Bread Baking , the latest book by Tamar Ansh. Almost every culture has its own traditional breads. However, there is something mystical and unique about the special Jewish bread called challah. The skill of baking and braiding this item...
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It's cookbooks, everywhere you turn, with these recipes coming from The Hadassah Jewish Holiday Cookbook . Fruited Acorn Squash (Pareve) 6 acorn squash 4 Tbsps. soft unsalted pareve margarine salt (optional) 4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/2 cup drained pineapple tidbits 2 oranges, peeled and cut into segments 1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional) 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted 1/3...
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To get a good job, get a good education. Adam Tsekhman got both by going to jail. But he ended his sentence with a declarative spasibo ("thank you"), putting a period on the period he spent incarcerated in a Russian cell. Bang the shoe slowly? No, Tsekhman's tsuris was of the scripted variety as the young up-and-comer got down and...
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Another look at the mythic servant who repeatedly saved the Jewish people
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The golem -- the massive, hulking servant figure who manages to repeatedly save the Jewish people from doom and destruction in any number of tales written in the 19th and early-20th centuries -- has popped up in book form once again in The Golem and the Wondrous Deeds of the Maharal of Prague , the work of Yudl Rosenberg as...
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Make it a sweet and healthy New Year for all!
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
A desire for a sweet New Year -- expressed in the form of honey cake, apple crisp and other special goodies -- brings Jews with differing needs together on Rosh Hashanah, when the menu typically revolves around turkey, brisket or veal. While most appreciate the flakiness of fine pastry that butter delivers, a growing number observe kosher laws prohibiting the...
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