Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
What are you doing to change how you are presented in the Book of Life?
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“May you be inscribed in the Book Of Life.” Millions of Jews express this sentiment in countless synagogues during the High Holidays. But what does the saying mean? God isn’t human, so God couldn’t write names in a book. On the other hand, God is all-powerful, so God could presumably do whatever God wants. Say God does have a book...
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Don't let Maimonides catch you napping on Rosh Hashanah. His famous quote, "Awake, awake, you slumberers from your sleep, inspect your actions and return" -- usually found in the High Holiday prayerbook before the sounding of the shofar -- is meant as the ultimate shluf alarm, his righteous tap on your shoulder. But what if, while sitting in services one...
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Chef Robert Bennett of Classic Cake in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Washington Township, N.J., has whipped up these holiday-inspired sweet treats for the Jewish New Year. Ruggulah Delicate pastry wrapped around assorted fillings, including cinnamon, chocolate chip and raspberry, then rolled in sugar. 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup unsalted butter 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese...
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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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