Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775
By:
Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
The 50 days between Pesach and Shavuot are called the "Counting of the Omer." Thirty-three days into the counting of the Omer, Jews celebrate a minor holiday called Lag B'Omer. (The word "Lag" means 33 because it is composed of the letters lamud and gimmel , corresponding to the numerical values of "30" and "3.") These first 33 days are...
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By:
Rivka Tal
Lag B'Omer, falling this year on May 10, is a day of pilgrimage to the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Israel's Galilee town of Meiron. This 33rd day of the Omer count is his yahrzeit, the day of his death. An estimated 300,000 Jews visit Meiron during this 24-hour period -- praying, dancing, and celebrating his wonderful spiritual...
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... and the cookin' is easy
By:
Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
For my husband and me, summer means weekends on the Chesapeake with grandchildren, a steady stream of friends and relatives, and impromptu get-togethers. So I need to be able to whip up meals without running to the supermarket. The solution to the problem? A well-stocked pantry and freezer -- essentials that simplify summer cooking. From pantry or freezer to table...
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
A TASTE OF ISRAEL Section an orange and your kitchen will be perfumed. Eat it and enjoy. But don't stop there -- use oranges in salads and sorbets (need I mention their affinity to chocolate); and don't forget chicken or rice dishes. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Orange, Onion and Basil Salad 3 large oranges 3...
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Walk down the baking aisle of your supermarket and all of the sweetener options can be overwhelming. Even plain old sugar comes in a variety of colors, sizes and textures; and then there's molasses, honey and the more esoteric agave syrup -- not to mention the growing variety of calorie-free sweeteners. When do you use what, and why? Granulated sugar...
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