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Rosh Hashanah

Righteously bouncing back: What baking challah means to me

The first thing you should know about making challah is this: DO NOT BE AFRAID! I find that many people are intimidated by the thought of making their own challah.

Apple Walnut Bread

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Apple walnut bread.

Photo by Katherine Romanow.

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Apple walnut bread.

Photo by Katherine Romanow.

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Apple Granita

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Apple granita.

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Apple granita.

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Eating Jewish: Apple cake - New twists on an old classic

Feasting is a central component to the celebrations of many, if not most, of the holidays on the Jewish calendar.

Kreplach

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Hand-made kreplach.
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Hand-made kreplach.
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A kreplach recipe that's worth the work

I made my first batch of kreplach, noodle dough containing ground meat usually found in chicken soup, in 1972, with my very Greek friend Mary Mastrogeannes, when I was fourteen.

Rosh Hashanah video roundup

If YouTube searches are any indication, we Jews love making music videos, and holidays offer the perfect opportunity to create new ones and hope they go viral.

Eating Jewish: North African salads for Rosh Hashanah

Not only is it almost the beginning of a new year, but the weather is beginning to change and the tomatoes, zucchini and corn that have been so plentiful over the summer are being replaced by squash, apples, pears, figs and a multitude of other autumn fruits and vegetables. The availability of all this fantastic produce has made the High Holidays one of my favorite times on the Jewish calendar to be cooking. This is especially true for Rosh Hashanah, when the food symbolism of the holiday necessitates the use of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Julie Rosewald becomes the first woman to lead services in an American synagogue

September 20, 1884

Julie Rosewald became the first woman known to have led services at an American synagogue when she led the music, chanted portions of the worship normally reserved for a cantor, and directed the choir at San Francisco's Temple Emanu-El following the death of the congregation's cantor.

An Old Woman Reading, Probably the Prophetess Hannah, 1631

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An Old Woman Reading, Probably the Prophetess Hannah, 1631, by Rembrandt.
Painting in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, image courtesy of Wikimedia.
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An Old Woman Reading, Probably the Prophetess Hannah, 1631, by Rembrandt.
Painting in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, image courtesy of Wikimedia.

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