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‘Aussie Gourmet’ releases new Passover cookbook

‘Aussie Gourmet’ releases new Passover cookbook

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Author Naomi Nachman, known as “The Aussie Gourmet,” shares some of her favorite Passover recipes that make delicious meals all year round in …

Lighten up Passover menus by adding more fish and veggies

Lighten up Passover menus by adding more fish and veggies

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I love serving light foods that are naturally kosher for Passover. With so much matzah, vegetable and fish dishes are often a welcome addition…

10 tips for a less stressful Passover

10 tips for a less stressful Passover

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Passover requires a great deal of preparation, especially if you are making your home kosher for Passover.

Plumbers and the ark

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Vayakhel-Pekudei, Exodus 35:1-40:38

How Israeli women turned this Purim into a feminist holiday

How Israeli women turned this Purim into a feminist holiday

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TEL AVIV – Wonder Woman, Rosie the Riveter and a female Israeli fighter pilot walked into a bar. They were just a few of the heroines out in T…

Patience is a necessity

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Ki Tisa, Exodus: 30:11-34:35

Gesher to hold model Passover seder

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Gesher Disability Resources (formerly Council for Jews with Special Needs) will be hosting its second annual community model Passover seder 11…

How Purim is a call to leadership

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How Purim is a call to leadership

How to be happy

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Here’s a fun exercise: Next time you see a friend, ask him the two following questions. Question one: What is the opposite of love? Question t…

8 things you may not know about Purim

8 things you may not know about Purim

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With costumes, spiels and lots of drinking, Purim is one of Judaism’s most raucous holidays. You might know about beautiful Esther thwarting e…

Where is God?

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Terumah, Exodus 25:1-27:19

Female religious leaders share Purim reflections

Female religious leaders share Purim reflections

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In the Book of Esther’s Chapter 4, verse 14, Mordechai encourages his niece, Queen Esther, to use her influence with King Ahasuerus.

Following the path

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Mishpatim, Exodus 21:1-24:18

Purim carnivals and more

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VOSJCC brings back communitywide Purim carnival: The Valley of the Sun JCC is bringing back its communitywide Purim carnival, which will take …

The story behind Purim’s hamantaschen

The story behind Purim’s hamantaschen

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The most important aspect of most Purim pastries is their shape. Most Ashkenazic Jews only know of hamantaschen, the triangular pastries fille…

Biblical garden aims for authenticity

Biblical garden aims for authenticity

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You won’t find wildflowers, prize-winning roses or neat hedges at the Evanne Copland Kofman Biblical Garden at Congregation Beth Israel. What …

Tu B’Shevat tree planting strengthens connection to Israel’s forest

Tu B’Shevat tree planting strengthens connection to Israel’s forest

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The Midrash in Kohelet Rabbah teaches that God told man He created everything for him. “Be careful not to spoil or destroy my world – for if y…

Deception for freedom

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This week’s parshah, Beshalach, describes one of the greatest miracles in Jewish history, the Exodus from Egypt. Pharaoh acted, not for humane…

Despite ban, Orthodox women clergy continue work

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Rabba Ramie Smith of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, an Orthodox congregation, says she doesn’t have time to protest the Orthodox Union dec…

Temple Chai hosts goat yoga session for Tu B’Shevat

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Temple Chai will offer a session of Goat Yoga for Tu B’Shevat. Participants will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Ma…