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Philacatessen | Honeydew Arugula Salad With Pickled Onion Dressing

Melons are at their late summer peak now — enjoy them while you can, for too soon they will be gone. I have been overdosing...
Persian upside down cake with dates

A Persian Upside-Down Cake for Rosh Hashanah

By Tannaz Sassooni. This recipe appeared originally on The Nosher. As a kid in Hebrew school, I learned that my classmates would have apples and...
butternut squash soup

Sensational Vegetarian Food for Everyone at Rosh Hashanah

When I was growing up, vegetarians were misunderstood souls who‘d strayed far from American hamburger culture. At holidays, they were consigned to peanut butter...
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Remembrances of Rosh Hashanah Apples Past

There is something about the simplicity of apple slices surrounding a little pot of honey that kindles the hope for a sweet New Year...
Alexander Rothman at the drawing desk

Philly Faces: Alexander Rothman Melds Comics and Poetry

Alexander Rothman, 36, is used to playing in the margins. The co-founder, editor-in-chief and publisher of a small press called Ink Brick is a...
gazpacho

Philacatessen | Bruschetta ‘Gazpacho’

This is an interesting time of year for cooks. We have the High Holidays, the busyness of back to school and ramping up work...
preschool classroom

Tiferet Bet Israel Reopens Its Own Preschool

Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell has brought back its own preschool for this school year. The return of this preschool, called the Leonard and...
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This Israeli Fizzy Drink Is the Best Way to Use up Summer Fruits

By Rachel Myerson. This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher. For locals, one of the only things that makes Tel Aviv summers bearable is Cafe...
Two West Chester Hillel students flank the school mascot

Greater Philly Hillel Network Focuses on ‘Small But Mighty’ Campuses (Updated)

Update (9/5/19): Information about the number of Jewish students at West Chester University has been corrected. Out of the remains of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia,...
smoked turkey

A Smoked Turkey Menu for a Crowd

I had occasion to host several families for dinner recently; the age range spanned 11-55, and there were a few notable food restrictions —...