Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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Ethel Hofman
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Sukkot could be described as the Jewish Thanksgiving. Like the all-American holiday, this fall festival is a celebration of a bountiful harvest. You can buy sukkah-building kits for the backyard or balcony or, as we do, set up your own with 2x4's and trellises that may be stored and used each year. Today, sukkahs are comfortable, with...
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By:
Rivka Tal
Webster's New World College Dictionary defines the word kiddush as a "prayer recited over wine or bread on the eve of or on the day of the Sabbath or of a festival so as to set the day apart as holy." The Torah refers to two requirements concerning Shabbat and festivals -- to "keep it" and to "remember it" (...
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Sukkot's suddenly so popular, due to environmental issues and new ease of celebrating
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In many ways, the sukkah booth that Leslie Sudock puts up every year in a "postage stamp-sized" backyard in Center City has become both an extension of her work as an artist and an expression of her own interpretation of Jewish tradition. Sudock, a 50-something lawyer, musicologist, singer and artisan -- who lives with husband Dan Drecksage near Fitler Square...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Just one year ago this month, as the High Holidays moved forward, the U.S.economy started tumbling backward. At the very moment when many felt the need to be connected to the world around them, the Jewish calendar dictated that they turn off their iPhones and BlackBerries, and disconnect for multiple days of prayer and reflection. The New York Times even...
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There's still time to whip up your menu
By:
Keri Fisher
NOSH Every year, many of us spend days preparing a festive Rosh Hashanah dinner, with hours spent behind the stove, and not enough time spent with friends and loved ones. The resulting dinners are, of course, well worth the effort, but sometimes, wouldn't you rather be out of the kitchen in about an hour? This meal celebrates the New Year...
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