Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

Janusz Korczak held to a philosophy that gave young people a place of supreme importance
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Janusz Korczak, a physician and prescient educator, spent a good deal of his time formulating odd, unconventional ideas. The notion at the heart of his strenuously unconventional philosophy was his concept of a Children's Republic, something he understood would hold little interest for the majority of adults. But Korczak, who also happened to be a renowned writer and radio personality...
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She knew everything there was to know about preparing luscious meals
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Every German and Austrian family has an "Oma" -- the grandmother who brought recipes and traditions from the Old Country and dispensed them all with a generous amount of love and nostalgia. Indeed, the Hofman family had its Oma -- a warm, practical and stoic lady who really never mastered English and yet was able to communicate with me, a...
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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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