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Eight Nights of Hanukkah for the Single Ladies

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.08.2017 | Women
Melanie Notkin

When you're single, no kids, lighting the Hanukkah menorah at home alone can be a bummer, especially if you hoped that by the time this Hanukkah had r...

What to Eat on Lenten Shabbat

Rabbi Keara Stein | Posted 03.22.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Keara Stein

I had the date on my calendar for weeks: a Shabbat dinner with some of the couples in my "Love and Religion" class. We've gotten together several times over meals and I knew that nobody has any eating restrictions besides "kosher style."

1,700 Jewish Women Make Challah In South Africa For Global Shabbos Project

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.23.2015 | Religion

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (RNS) Flanked by guitars and drums, master of ceremonies Nicole Green grabbed a microphone atop the outdoor stage and shouted,...

A Foodie Rosh Hashanah: Appetizers for Personal Growth

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 09.14.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Dipping an apple in honey is the most popular in a series of simanim, symbolic foods, associated with the Rosh Hashanah feast. The custom is even recorded as far back as the Talmud. There are many other simanim, some simple and some exotic, that vary by community.

Brioche for Bastille Day, Hallah for Shabbat

Leah Hadad | Posted 07.15.2016 | Taste
Leah Hadad

While I love brioche -- the heavenly French bread, rich with butter and a golden brown hue -- I rarely bake it.

The Perfect Break-The-Fast Dishes For Your Yom Kippur Buffet

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

Yom Kippur is one of those holidays that makes me think about food. It's not supposed to do that, of course. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement and it's a holiday that should get you thinking about confessing, forgiving and making things right.

Does Judaism Need Gender?

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Leora Tanenbaum

No, says Haviva Ner-David, most known as the first woman to apply to Yeshiva University's rabbinic ordination program and ten years later to receive private Orthodox rabbinic ordination.

Apple-cranberry Bread Puddings With Rosemary Gelato and Cider-Calvados Reduction

Viviane Bauquet Farre | Posted 02.17.2014 | Taste
Viviane Bauquet Farre

I don't know about you, but I can never resist the smell of bread pudding baking in the oven. It's one of those things that can drive you a little mad -- and make you want to dig in before it's cooled down enough to eat.

Turkey-Shaped Pumpkin Challah For Thanksgivukkah

Leah Hadad | Posted 01.26.2014 | Taste
Leah Hadad

My mash-up recipe of choice is subtle and fun: a turkey-shaped pumpkin challah, or, as I like to call it, Turkallah.

Pretzel Challah For Hanukkah

Food52 | Posted 11.21.2013 | Taste

If it's a good squishy loaf, I can eat it all in one sitting. And, please, hold the crust.

High Challah Days: How I Became a Jew One Loaf at a Time

Leigh McMullan Abramson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Religion
Leigh McMullan Abramson

It didn't matter that I confused Shavuot with Sukkot or had epically bad Hebrew pronunciation or even that I didn't know if I could give up Christmas carols, I could bake a first-rate challah. The rest would work itself out.

Challah Tips and Tricks for Rosh Hashanah

Epicurious | Posted 10.16.2013 | Taste

This year, try making your own Challah.

Report: Big Challah Bakery Was Overrun With Vermin

Posted 07.12.2013 | New York

A major supplier of challah bread based in Long Island has reportedly been plagued by failed health inspections due to vermin. Five Towns Patch rep...

Challah, Beer And Tattoos: The Coachella Shabbat Tent Experience

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Its a major investment of time, people power and resources to pull together in order to create a massive 30 foot-long tent that serves food around the clock in a sea of other tents.

Challah Recipes You Shouldn't Live Without

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 04.10.2015 | Taste

Bread at its best.

Challah, 5 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste

How baking challah and talking about food changed over five years.

Mom's Challah Recipe

Elissa Bernstein | Posted 11.19.2012 | Taste
Elissa Bernstein

I only fell prey to homesickness once during my semester abroad in Europe -- done in by a bite of bread.

Holiday Breads: an Old Tradition

Pamela Sage Dodson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Home
Pamela Sage Dodson


On Pesach Eve: The Muslim and Her Inner Jew

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

This is the prize which each of my Jewish loves - my Jewish teachers, my Rabbi and my Rebbetzin, my Jewish friends, my special Jewish Navigator and every Jewish patient has ultimately taught me: inside every Muslim is an inner Jew.

The Great Divide: Rosh Hashanah My Way

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

The sweet yeasty aroma rising from the blessed creation stimulated my salivary glands and my memory. As I reached toward the loaf to tear off an end my husband tapped my hand as though I were an impetuous child: "No," he said, "You've got to wait for it to cool." I really was back in the kitchen with grandma, being taught the virtue of patience.