Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775
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Martin D. Davidson, JE Feature
Wine has been a cherished and respected centerpiece of Jewish celebrations for centuries. Sabbath and holiday meals are preceded by the sanctification of the wine, and the Passover seder is highlighted by four cups of wine. Some say that wine also relates to the art of moderation, which if abused can lead to excess and a loss of control. For...
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Do "Passover sandwiches" sound like an oxymoron? Well, they're not! Creative cooks long ago came up with the perfect solution for Pesach food under wraps: the matzah-meal popover, bagel or roll. When we were kids, and the intermediate days of the holiday were considered "days-we-had-to-go-to-school-anyhow," my mother of blessed memory would prepare delicious sandwiches for us. She would halve a...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Although the temptation of cooking new dishes for Passover lurks in my mind every year, I always can remember my mother's warning of not to "cook anything too weird." She's right, of course, as usual. The tried-and-true traditional Ashkenazic family recipes may seem a bit boring to the cook, but the guests take comfort in them as being familiar, offering...
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Kids and Allergies: It's Not Nuts! Food, not-so-glorious food, and some of its problems
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Faced with what to do about handling a critical medical need for Samuel, her youngest son, Robin Davison of Merion set to task to make the situation a bit easier. She emerged as a heroic "Jewish Mother of Invention" by creating AllergiK ID, a line of innovative products related specifically to children's food allergies. Now Sam, who is 31/2 but...
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Deborah L. Davis, JE Feature
"Your love is better than wine ... Sustain me with raisins, revive me with apples, for I am faint with love." (King Solomon, "Song of Songs") Song of Songs, a book of psalms written by King Solomon, is filled with beautiful verses on various foods, including honey, nuts, apples, raisins, figs, wine and spices. Many credit these words with the...
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