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Rosh Hashanah – New Beginnings: New Fall Season

Rosh Hashanah – New Beginnings: New Fall Season

  It’s that time of year again. Summer is over, I know that the warm days will soon turn into rainy fall days and the leaves will begin to turn color. Rosh Hashanah is just […]

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Cooking is Living

Cooking is Living

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Posted: February 3, 2016

I am sitting in the Newark airport, waiting to board my flight to Tel Aviv, after a whirlwind month of January, a wonderful beginning to 2016. For the past four years, my brother and I […]

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Moving Forward, Looking Back   

Moving Forward, Looking Back   

Kolatchki As we enter 2016, I am excited to move forward, but always cognizant of looking back. This past month, my husband and I traveled to Israel to celebrate Chanukah with our children and grandchildren […]

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

  It is that time of year – actually, one of my favorite days of the year is Thanksgiving. A day when we simply relax with family, and enjoy what we enjoy most – cooking. […]

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Fall Holidays and Very Special Events

Fall Holidays and Very Special Events

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Posted: November 3, 2015

  As November begins it brings with it anticipation for Thanksgiving, about three weeks away, and for Chanukah, a little more that 1 month from now. In addition to these major holidays, I am excited […]

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All Types of Squash

All Types of Squash

It is autumn now, and I just love the multitude of colors outside – the rust, orange, yellow, red, green and brown leaves. And somehow I always feel like eating foods of the same color. […]

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Fall: Rejoice, Renew and Recycle!

Fall: Rejoice, Renew and Recycle!

I woke up this morning and took a fresh look at the month of Jewish holidays, which we have just finished, beginning with Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, then Sukkot and finally Shemini Atzeret, and […]

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We Are What We Eat: Jubilee Conference Association of Jewish Librarians

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Posted: July 31, 2015

  About one month ago I spoke at the Jubilee Conference of the Association of Jewish Librarians in Washington DC. It has taken me this long to reflect upon and assimilate the experience and to […]

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A Special Journey Through Machane Yehuda

A Special Journey Through Machane Yehuda

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Posted: July 24, 2015

  Each summer when I go to Israel, I try to think of an interesting, enriching outing to do with my Israeli grandchildren. Last summer, I went with my granddaughter, Gila, to “Dialog BaChashecha” the […]

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Reading Jewish Social History Through Cookbooks

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Posted: June 23, 2015

    I have just spent two wonderful family-filled days in New York. We were celebrating the wedding of my cousin’s son with my mother’s family. And now I am sitting in the airport waiting […]

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