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Jewish Holidays

Freethinkers and radicals #OccupyWallStreet: The activist tradition and Yom Kippur

The iconic anarchist Emma Goldman believed that religion was inherently repressive.

Eating Jewish: Breaking fast with Iraqi almond milk

For most of us, the break fast meal following Yom Kippur evokes images of bagels and cream cheese, coffee cake, blintzes and noodle kugel.

Iraqi Almond Milk

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Iraqi almond milk.
Photo courtesy of Katherine Romanow.
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Iraqi almond milk.
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Sephardic Fish with Tomato Sauce

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Sephardic fish with tomato sauce.
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Sephardic fish with tomato sauce.
Photo by Katherine Romanow

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Eating Jewish: Get ready to fast with Sephardic fish in tomato sauce

Even before Rosh Hashanah was over this year, my mind turned to what I should make for Yom Kippur.

Inspiration for the New Year from #jwapedia

Last week, JWA asked: Who do you choose to inspire and guide you, your community, and the world, this New Year?

Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples

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Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples from Metz, France.
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Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples from Metz, France.
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Eating Jewish: Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples from Metz

Apples are a central component on Rosh Hashanah tables, from the honey dipped apples eaten at the beginning of the evening meal in the hope that they will help bring about a good and sweet new year, to the apple cake eaten at the end of a meal. Thinking about all the apple-eating that happens on this holiday, I couldn’t help but notice that more often than not apples are used in the dishes that grace the dessert table. However, while flipping through Joan Nathan’s latest cookbook Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous (I think this is definitely one of my favorite cookbooks at the moment) my assumptions about apples and desserts were dispelled when I saw the recipe for Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples from Metz. I got extremely excited about this dish and I knew that I had to make it seeing as apples don’t often make it into the savory dishes that I cook.

When the Jewish calendar and the fashion calendar conflict: My letter to Boston Fashion Week

Last week, I received an invitation to attend Fall... In Love With Fashion, billed as "a fun and chic night of fashion at Northshore Mall complete with runway fashion shows, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails & much more!" Sounds fun, right? I thought so, too, & was planning to attend - until I realized that the event falls on September 29th, which is Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest of Jewish holidays.

Blessings for the Challah

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Blessing for the challah.

Photo by Etta King.

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Blessing for the challah.

Photo by Etta King.

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