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Bummed by Clinton loss? It is still Thanksgiving

It was just last week, on the night of Nov. 8, that my family had all anxiously exchanged text messages as we watched the election results trickle in. State by state, my...

Thee Studio Ya Ya-designed sukkah at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem.

Not your average sukkah

By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman JERUSALEM — Amit Zakoon’s flower business started with a seed — literally — but it quickly grew into one of Jerusalem’s premier...

Clockwise, from upper left: Kim Harris, Bernard Gerson, Bruce Dollin, Yisroel Engel

What’s on rabbis’ minds for 5777?

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5777 SECTION A All over the map. That’s what Denver’s Rosh Hashanah worshippers are likely to find this year when it comes to the subjects...

The Gefilte Manifesto's Baked Herbed Terrine.

Gefilte Manifesto: Millenial ode to Ashkenazi cooking

FROM ROSH HASHANAH FOODS AS I peruse the vibrant pages of The Gefilte Manifesto (Flatiron Books, 2016), I feel right at home. Recipes from borscht to homemade pickles...

The bounty of the first harvest is something to be celebrated and shared on Shavuot. (Wikimedia Commons)

Reclaiming the ‘harvest’ aspect of Shavuot

As we approach Shavuot, there’s a battle going on in our garden over who — or what — will get our first fruits. In ancient days in Israel, beginning at Shavuot...

Shmurah — not your average matzah

PASSOVER EDITION 5776 SECTION B PAGE 6 IT COSTS more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’’s so delicate it often breaks in...

How to…make your own Haggadah

PASSOVER EDITION 5776 SECTION C PAGE 7 THE HEBREW word haggadah means “narration” or “telling.” As the Passover seder’s instruction manual, the Haggadah is the most...

Seven ways to combine costumes and mishloach manot

Groggers, candy and music. A story that involves royalty, a beauty pageant and the antagonist getting hung on a tree. And let’s not forget the costumes. Purim is a...

Not just fruit: Tu b’Shevat a chance for personal growth

LOS ANGELES —— For the last three years, I’’ve celebrated Tu b’Shevat — the Jewish New Year of the Trees — by organizing a participatory seder in a nearby...

Gift Guide: Chanukah children’s books

CHANUKAH EDITION 5776SECTION D PAGE 4 NEW YORK — Sharing blessings, welcoming guests, and friendship are themes that illuminate a new crop of Chanukah books for...