Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

And other culinary questions from college
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
For many of our college-bound kids, back to school means living on their own for the first time. The realization that their apartment doesn't include a cook or a kitchen consultant (aka Mom) can be more than a little shocking. I used to get panic phone calls regularly with questions like "How long does it take to boil water?," "How...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
At a surprise 40th birthday party for a friend, her mother stood at their stove stirring a huge cauldron of simmering stew. The chicken, flanken, potatoes, carrots, dried peas and barley in the pot emitted an aroma that made the offerings prepared by the caterer brought in by my friend's husband pale in comparison. "This is Lynda's favorite food," her...
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Wars and remembrance: Two stories, two legacies -- one thread of history
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Etty-tude: It is what kept Etty Hillesum, a Dutch Jew caught in the clogs of the Holocaust and the concentration camp at Westerbork, able to maintain dignity even as the Nazis damned her future. "If I should not survive," she wrote, "how I die will show me who I really am." Who she was is the subject of Susan Stein's...
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Beginning last year, Sir Jonathan Sacks -- Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth and a well-known and remarkably prolific author -- began a Torah commentary project that's shaping up to be a significant event in the Jewish world. Published by Maggid Books and the Orthodox Union, Exodus: The Book of Redemption has just appeared, having...
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Promoting the pomegrante, and how lovely it will look on a holiday table
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
This year, right on the heels of Labor Day, Erev Rosh Hashanah falls on Wednesday, Sept. 8. There's the frantic rush to prepare all the traditional dishes -- chicken, briskets, kugels -- and, to symbolize a fulfilling and happy year ahead, apples and honey, and sweet cakes and cookies. A tradition that's often overlooked until the last minute is serving...
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