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You don’t have to cook to love Jewish cookbooks

You don’t have to cook to love Jewish cookbooks

My cooking repertoire is extremely limited: cholent, charoset and scrambled eggs (I can also do cereal and milk). But I love Jewish cookbooks.

I love being the librarian of the East Denver Orthodox Synagogue. We have bulging shelves on Jewish medical ethics, Jewish holidays, Bible commentaries, Talmud, Jewish law, biographies, midrash, history, a children’s section — so why not Jewish cookbooks?

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View from Central Park

The apple in the Big Apple

It’s a rite of fall, the apple. I thought I was already experiencing the perfect fall day after a walk around Central Park’s reservoir. Encircled with soft-rounded ablaze-in-color trees, framed by Manhattan’s elegant vertical mix of contemporary and pre-WW II buildings, the reservoir shimmered in perfect reflection of a mirror. True to the November timing, the park lamps were already lit. Yet the sun was still demanding that her light not be eclipsed just yet, showering all in great warm...
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Conservative Lens

Why I am in Israel — why you should be too

JERUSALEM — I want to explain why I am in Israel. I am in here with 450 American listeners to my radio show. About 400 are non-Jews. We are here on a “Stand with Israel” tour organized by the syndicator of my radio show, the Salem Radio Network, and I am accompanied by my wife, my producer Allen Estrin and his wife, and my radio colleague Mike Gallagher. People frustrated with the direction of America and the direction of the world regularly ask: “What can I do to make any difference?...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 November 2015 14:44 )

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View from Central Park

Burnished glowing fall jewel

New York City is the kind of place that is always up for a good show, and can always brag a little that she has something nice to show off. It doesn’t take anything special for New York to shine. But then, even New York City has her special moments. That time is now, when New York is cloaked in burning fall colors and when tens of thousands of runners from all around the world come and pay her a visit. The fusion of fall and the New York City Marathon have been a magical combination ever sin...
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View From Denver

To receive is to give

BAD: SOMEBODY gives me a gift. Worse. Somebody does me a favor. Much worse. Somebody does some serious intervention, providing me with needed medical advice or emotional or financial support. Equally terrible: Somebody gives me a compliment. He says that to everybody.
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Shabbat Times

JTA News

A Jewish skier’s picks: Prayer, kosher food and divine snow

Uriel Heilman Jewish skiers now can find American mountains that serve kosher food, offer daily prayers and let you ski into a Kabbalat Shabbat service. Based on this reporter’s legwork, here are some dest... [Link]

Hummus in Hanoi: Israeli chef brings Middle Eastern cuisine to Vietnam

Lisa Keys At his restaurant Daluva, chef Shahar Lubin serves inventive mash-ups of Israeli and Vietnamese dishes alongside upscale pub grub. ... [Link]

At kosher ski restaurant in Park City, an avalanche of challenges

Uriel Heilman PARK CITY, Utah (JTA) – Laurent Masliah likes wine as much as the next Frenchman. But that’s not why he bought up every last bottle of kosher wine in the state of Utah and is desperately angling f... [Link]

Jordan’s king: Solving Israeli-Palestinian conflict necessary to defeat ISIS

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The Islamic State cannot be defeated until the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, Jordan’s king said. Speaking Friday at the Munich Security Conference, an international gathering o... [Link]

Ex-settler leader Dayan still Brazil envoy pick, Israel says

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Israel is denying reports that it plans to withdraw a former settler leader as its proposed ambassador to Brazil. For six months, Brazil has refused to accept the appointment of the ambassad... [Link]

French rabbi, Muslim rapper to release song for murdered Jew

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — A rabbi and a Muslim rapper announced the release in France of a song against racism that they co-produced ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the anti-Semitic murder of Ilan Halimi. Coc... [Link]

People are confused why Bernie Sanders won’t own his Jewishness

Gabe Friedman Toward the beginning of Thursday night’s Democratic debate, Bernie Sanders had the perfect opportunity to tout that he would be the first Jewish president. Asked whether he’s worried about blocki... [Link]

Free Robert Levinson, Senate appeals to Iran in unanimous vote

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution urging Iran to fulfill its pledge to help find Robert Levinson, a Jewish American who went missing in Iran in 2007. Five Amer... [Link]

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