Food

7 tips for staying healthy during the Yom Kippur fast

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By Dr. Tzvi Dwolatzky There is a marked difference between the intended feeling of being uncomfortable with not eating or drinking for 25 hours and...

Non-traditional sweets to break the fast

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In many Sephardic cultures, the first bite to break the fast is traditionally something sweet — a piece of cake, dried fruit, sugared nuts,...

The joys of a Persian Rosh Hashanah seder

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By Donna Maher I don’t need to remind you of all the reasons that 2020 has been an incredibly rough year. We could all use...

How risky are High Holiday activities during COVID-19?

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  By Shira Hanau When Passover arrived just a few weeks after the pandemic set in earlier this year, it was clear that seders with families...

Small group Rosh Hashanah menu

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Rosh Hashanah, like many events of 2020, will be different. Restrictions on gatherings mean people probably won’t attend services or host large groups of...

How schnitzel became an Israeli staple

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  By Rachel Myerson Schnitzel in Israel is a big deal. Like, a bigger deal than people realize. Or, at least, a bigger deal than I...

Serving sushi and sashimi at your next evening meeting

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By Linda Morel At 6 p.m., I perused sushi and sashimi displayed in lacquer boxes, alongside salads. The occasion was a sisterhood meeting at the...

Cooking in quarantine with Susan Barocas

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Cooking in the White House for President Barack Obama was never on Susan Barocas’ bucket list. And yet Barocas, 68, eventually served as a guest...

Spelt banana bread with chocolate, dates and tahini lends a twist to 2020’s darling

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By Chaya Rappoport Maybe it’s the home comfort it exudes, maybe it’s how easy it is to make, but for a variety of mostly inexplicable...

Crowd-pleasing grilled chicken and simple do-ahead summer salads

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  More often than not this time of year, dinner comes from the grill to avoid a sweltering kitchen on a hot day. This grilled chicken...