Spice Mixes from The Shuk

You know when your neighbor comes running out of her house in her pajamas to chase you down that she’s got something very important to tell you. Fortunately, she wasn’t going to tell me to get Georgie off her lawn! Instead, she had recently been to Israel and brought back a wonderful find. It’s one

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Gorgeous but Easy Centerpieces for Rosh Hashanah

Setting a pretty table at Rosh Hashanah is easier than any other holiday because the raw materials are so attractive…apples and pomegranates. Consider these 5 super easy ways to add something special to your holiday table. Cascading Apple Branches by Vicki Archer Getting the apple branches is probably the hardest part of this arrangement. Don’t

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Sukkah Crafts Made from Paper Placemats

With Rosh Hashanah only a month away, I’ve already started thinking about sukkah crafts! You may find this strange, but I actually do more prep and planning for my sukkah than Rosh Hashanah! I don’t always even do a Rosh Hashanah dinner as we are often guests elsewhere, but for the past 5 years or

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These Desserts Take Halvah to the Next Level

The one PR war Israel is not losing is the culinary one. Israeli cuisine is so hot right now, you can see it’s influence everywhere, from shakshuka trucks, to oiled puddles of hummus photographed to perfection, and now halvah. Cooks across the country are experimenting with it in desserts to add that same savory/salty flavor

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Eight Great Honey Pots for Rosh Hashanah

The tradition of eating apples with honey on Rosh Hashanah to symbolize the sweet year we hope is in store for us needs no special Judaica. You can beautifully conduct the tradition with your regular set of china. That said, honey pots make excellent hostess gifts this time of year and are particularly symbolic wedding

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The Baton Carrier: A Jewish Journey Story

When I wrote my first Jewish Journey story about The Sleeping Giant, I meant to follow it up shortly with another one, but things got busy and how the time flies! To briefly recap for all my new readers, a Jewish Journey is the story of a person’s Jewish life: what their practice is like,

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