Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
Kabbalists in the 16th century began to celebrate the Jewish New Year for trees, Tu B'Shevat, with a seder service modeled after the Passover seder. They would bless and enjoy fruits native to the Land of Israel, and discuss concepts associated with the holiday. Today, it is becoming more and more popular today to celebrate the holiday with a seder...
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP Perhaps because cooking is my business, I planned for a kitchen where large numbers of people could gather in comfort. That's because it's been my experience that no matter how my husband and I have herded our guests into the living and dining rooms, they somehow make their way back into our kitchen -- because they enjoy...
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t's Tu B'Shevat -- make a seder!
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE Battle stations, it's time to get ready for the seder. Get the Hagaddah, matzah -- wait; we don't need matzah for a Tu B'Shevat seder. This fun, educational and not-five-hour-long seder involves eating and enjoying the fruits native to the Land of Israel. During the seder, it's typical to serve four different kinds (glasses) of wine, and...
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
THE JEWISH KITCHEN It's a small spiral notebook, the kind that you can find in any store. On the soft cover is a color photograph of a biker in front of a garden bright with summer flowers; the title: Recipes for Rothschild: Battling Cancer One Meal at a Time . What makes it so exceptional is that the healthy-looking biker...
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
It's as predictable as falling snow flakes -- with the harsh winds of winter, my mind turns to heartier and more sustaining menus. What could be more substantial, nourishing and, of course, delicious than a beautiful, bountiful bowl of soup? If you are intimidated by the thought that soup-making is an all-day project, consider the following suggestions, all of which...
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