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Leeks: A Veggie Most Versatile

Every holiday, I start looking for a fresh vegetable to serve that isn’t connected to the perennial carrot tzimmes and/or green beans. I can’t...
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Israeli Cuisine Reflects the World

Is there such a thing as Israeli cuisine? After all, Israel is a nation of immigrants; they came from Eastern Europe, Russia, Yemen, Ethiopia...
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Marriage: Fairy Tales Can Come True …

Even though women have more options these days, most still wish to marry a Prince Charming-type who will sweep them off their feet, says...
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Binge Eating at the Office: Try Working It Out

People who went away to college probably recall the “Freshman 15,” and not very fondly. This phenomenon, where college students gain weight during their...
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Unorthodox Findings: Happy Days Are Here … Forever?

Who knew?! Orthodox Jews rank highest in happiness among the religious while liberal Jews score well among their counterparts in a recent survey focused...
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Phillies Phun

Jews are no strangers at baseball games, especially around here. But the fifth annual Jewish Heritage Night at the Phillies on Aug. 7 gave...
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Playing Fast and Easy With Yom Kippur Holiday

On the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 25, Jews around the world will begin the annual fast of Yom Kippur, ab­staining from eating and drinking....
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Keeping the Scale Balanced Even During the High Holidays

It is possible to celebrate the High Holidays without gaining weight. But for this to happen, people, especially those who have a propensity to gain...
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Basking in the Brisket

Jewish holidays are times for worship, family and, of course, food. Favorite dish­es handed down through generations are often mainstays on the menu. But...
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How ’Bout Them Apples?

Lucky for us, Rosh Ha­shan­ah comes in the fall, just when early apples are beginning their long, happy autumn session. This is a great...