Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
Mentioned in the Bible, it's a fruit filled with mystery and lots of surprises
By:
Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Pomegranates are a beautiful, majestic fruit with a crown on top, resembling nothing else on produce stands. In areas with a high concentration of Jews, you're likely to come across more of them in the next couple of weeks. There's that Jewish geography connection. The pomegranate ( rimon in Hebrew) is one of the seven choice fruits of the Land...
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By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Each Rosh Hashanah, as I set my table, I remember my mother setting hers with the new fruits of the season: a variety of apples, perhaps some pears and a bowl of dates and dried figs. This was in Brooklyn, where the pomegranates, fresh figs, avocados and persimmons that grace my holiday table didn't exist, except at fancy grocers that...
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Rich, creamy and fudgy, these truffles are best served cold. Get the kids to help roll them out. Just remember to save some for company! Chocolate Fudge Truffles (Dairy) 4 Tbsps. cocoa powder 1 cup whole milk 1 cup sweetened condensed milk 1 Tbsp. butter assorted sprinkles nonpareils cocoa powder confectioner's sugar Measure the cocoa powder into a medium pot...
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For Persian Jews, it's always been as natural as the New Year
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
In Ashkenazic culture, Passover and seders go together. However, for Jews from Persia (now Iran), a seder is also an essential part of the Rosh Hashanah meal. Symbolic foods are served, prayers recited, and discussions with family members and friends have been known to be lengthy and animated. The symbolic foods, as well as the dishes served at the meal,...
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Sweetness and abundance are not confined just to foods on Rosh Hashanah. Conversations are supposed to be joyous and lengthy as well -- it is, in fact, forbidden to display anger on the holiday. So, here are some recipes to try at this year's holiday dinner which might just help ensure that the mood stays sweet and light. Also remember,...
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