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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.

Make Your Own Challah (Then Eat French Toast)

Posted 03.19.2013 | Taste

Alright, everybody, we're hurtling toward Passover, so it's time to talk challah. We know, we know, Passover is the holiday where you are forbidden to...

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 | Food
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.