Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

Rosh Hashanah brings families together to celebrate the autumn harvest and a sweet new year. Along with any good celebration comes food. Naturally sweet foods like honey, apples, raisins and carrots are served at holiday meals to remind us of the sweet things that lie ahead. Jill Colella Bloomfield, author of Jewish Holidays Cookbook: Festive Meals for Celebrating the Year...
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Linda Morel
WHAT'S COOKING? What would Rosh Hashanah be without dipping sliced apples into honey? This cherished tradition symbolizes the hope for sweetness in the New Year. To underscore this wish, I always bake an apple pie, an apple torte or an apple cake. But I don't limit apples to desserts. I sprinkle them into as many appetizers and side dishes as...
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Mordechai Shinefield, JE Feature
On a recent sunny Sunday, Rabbi Mendy Cohen gathered with about 30 kids and teen volunteers outside Congregation Beth Hamedrosh in Wynnewood to transmute goats' horns into shofars. Decked out in safety goggles and workman's gloves, the rabbi from Chabad of the Main Line helped the young people measure the horns, cut them by hand with a hacksaw and drilled...
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Rabbi Howard A. Addison
KI TAVO, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8 Ki Tavo begins by recounting the Rite of the First Fruits. Once the Israelites had settled the Promised Land, each farmer would annually bring his fruits to the Temple. He thanked God for liberation from Egypt, for the land of Israel and for that year's bounty. The Talmud describes parades arriving weekly from all over Israel...
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Rachel Surden
REFLECTIONS "So, you're learning another dead language?" This was the ongoing joke in my house when I transitioned from my five years of Latin to my first summer of Yiddish. Yiddish -- a dead language? How could that be? I grew up surrounded by Yinglish and fondly recall the day I came home from school in 8th grade asking my...
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