Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

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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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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KI TAVO, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
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Rabbi Adam Zeff
Some might say it is a coincidence of our calendar that this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tavo, is read just before the High Holidays. Yet one of the axioms of studying Torah is that there are no coincidences. Even the most minute laws contained in this week’s reading have important things to teach us about teshuvah — the “turning” of...
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Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
For decades, haredi men in Israel have received exemptions from otherwise mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces to study in yeshivas instead. But one army division has accommodated several thousand haredi draftees who require stringent kosher certification and eschew any contact with women.
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KI TETZE, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19
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Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
On Sunday, Aug. 19, Jews around the world welcomed the month of Elul with a single blast of the shofar. At the kotel, women who gathered in honor of Rosh Hodesh Elul were arrested for wearing modest ritual garb. They were removed from this holy place before they could hear the shofar. Their arrest signified the state's denial of their...
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