Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

Chanukah is the only one of the major Jewish holidays not recounted in the Bible, and much of its symbolism is open to interpretation. Was Chanukah, as some say, originally a recognition of the solstice? Did it become a family-based holiday and de-emphasize its military connotation because Jews living under the Romans realized the imprudence of celebrating victory over a...
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Dairy is on the menu this time of year, along with that ubiquitous dose of cooking oil for the holiday. Still, no Chanukah celebration is complete without dessert. The following recipes using ricotta cheese come from the Hadassah Jewish Holiday Cookbook . Ricotta Cheesecake For Crust: 51/2 Tbsps.melted unsalted butter, divided 11/2 cups crushed lemon cookies or vanilla wafers For...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Staring down a long line of customers, chef David Glazer hustled to fry up his version of the latke - with olives, dill and scallions almost bursting out of a crispy potato shell. "The friendly ingredients - the spinach and the feta cheese - gets them every time," said Glazer, a chef from the Center City Greek restaurant Estia, pointing...
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The Dating Dance
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
I've always taken gift exchanges rather seriously. It may seem a cliché, but the best gifts take some thought. Whether it's homemade or store-bought, a gift that involves effort is the best one of all. I want my presents to be perfect. I know it's silly and not always possible, but I take it personally when someone gets me something...
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Having a Chanukah party and want to keep the little ones busy for a while? Try an informal "Cookie-Decorating Contest." Winning categories can include "most beautiful, " "most spiritual," "most colorful" and "most international." The best part is that everyone involved can be a winner (and they get to eat a treat as well for their prize). You will need:...
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