Category Archives: Jewish Recipes

Passover Food Traditions

By Cantor Linda Semi Of all our holidays, I think Passover is the most home-centered one we have. None of the others require us to prepare our homes to the extent of this chag. While Jews have always been open … Continue reading

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Special Rules for Passover Potluck on 3/29/13

After some discussion, the Ritual Committee decided to hold the regular last Friday of the month potluck on March 29, which is during the middle of Passover.  This presents special challenges for participants: The consumption of Chametz is forbidden during … Continue reading

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Rabbi Mark Shares Some Links for Passover

Some recommendations from Rabbi Mark: 17 Flourless Desert Ideas Multiple Intelligences at the Seder Table A Fun Video – Seder Plate by The Macaroons Chag Sameach.

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Rabbi Mark Featured in Article on Rosh HaShana Food

Rabbi Mark was one of several rabbi’s interviewed by Jweekly for an article about food and the High Holydays.  “He likes to go ‘beyond apples and honey,’ and share foods with physical attributes or Hebrew names that connote some aspect … Continue reading

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Rosh HaShanah Rituals for the Home

Rabbi Mark has shared an educator’s guide for Rosh HaShanah from the Shalom Hartman Institute.  The guide discusses the Rosh HaShanah Family Meal and includes a number of reading to get us into the High Holyday spirit. Here are the … Continue reading

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Is It Just a Cookie?

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Shalom, A good Jewish answer to the question would be – yes, and no.  The holiday of Tu B’Shevat, the New Year of the Trees, will be upon us shortly, followed by none other than, Purim! … Continue reading

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This Sunday Bagel Nosh and Know – Is Thanksgiving Kosher?

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Stuffing or cranberry sauce? Whole or mashed potatoes? When do we eat?  The debate is a bit deeper than this, but the Jewish discussion over the celebration of Thanksgiving helps us to focus on the true … Continue reading

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