Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

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There's a certain kind of Depression photograph that many people recognize instantly, and that they may even be able to call up in their minds' eye. For example, there's the now iconic portrait of an impoverished mother, dressed in a worn, loose-fitting housedress, staring out into the middle distance, her hand on her chin, as if trying to divine where...
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Wonderful ways to break the fast
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It's a tradition. First, we gulp down glasses of orange juice or sweet wine, then gobble a slice of sponge cake or something with chocolate chips to stave off the initial hunger. Later, when we get home to our tables, we gather round a collection of cheeses, fish and dairy dishes, which are customary to break the Yom Kippur fast...
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Yom Kippur, the most solemn Jewish High Holiday, is a time of reflection, atonement and complete fasting. At the conclusion of this day of worship and self-examination, friends and family members come together to exchange greetings and regain their strength. Foods served to break the fast are light and simple restoratives, which usually include both sweet and salty dishes. This...
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In between the big holidays, let your body take a break
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It's a fact. We consume more food at holiday meals than at any other time of year. Usually, we eat breakfast on the run, lunches often at a desk and, bowing to health concerns, dinner winds up as salad topped with poultry, lean meats or fish. Not so at Rosh Hashanah, where meals consist of numerous courses. First comes the...
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Lorna Rosenberg, JE Feature
Holiday foods are not eaten just because they taste good or are available at that season. They are carefully chosen as reminders of something we are to think about or do during our celebration. Special foods are eaten during Rosh Hashanah to symbolize our hopes and wishes for the new Jewish year, and how we must behave in order for...
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