Hanukkah is a magical and meaningful holiday to celebrate with even the youngest members of your family. The basics still make it special — lighting the Menorah, saying the blessings, making latkes, playing the dreidel, and yes, the gifts! View post »
Judah the Maccabee is the central figure of the Hanukkah story. A rebel fighter who turned out to be a military genius, overthrowing the Syrian Greek army and restoring the Temple in Jerusalem. View post »
In celebration of Rosh Hashanah as well as the abundance of Succot, we bring you these beautiful stuffed Apple Rose Pastries made extra magical with almond paste. Watch our video to learn how. View post »
Succot can be celebrated in many ways! Whether Ashkenazi, Sephardic, traditional, bohemian, or modern, styles from around the world can be incorporated to create your own Sensational Succah. View post »
The scent of the potatoes frying in oil, the crackle as they brown AND the crispy texture and savory flavor. For us, latke making is the Hanukkah holiday wrapped up in one delectable sensory experience. View post »
I first fell in love with the magic of challah when my uncle Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb made homemade Challah for my brother Laurence's Bar Mitzvah. My uncle flew from Israel for my Bat Mitzvah as well as for each of my brothers. He always baked the Challah for our Shabbat dinner. It really tasted so delicious and I fully appreciated the love with which he baked it.
We're so happy to bring our Challah recipe to all of you. There's nothing like the smell of fresh Challah bread baking in your oven. While making bread can seem daunting, we have created a step-by-step recipe and video to make it easier for you to master making and braiding a 4-strand Challah. Take your time and you'll soon be an expert! View post »
Like other religions and cultures throughout the world, Judaism has developed a variety of rituals to mark important life cycle moments. One of the most well-known of these rites is the bar or bat mitzvah.
Time and again, the Jewish people were forced to leave their homes, beginning with the expulsion from Jerusalem, and continuing through our history. Interestingly, there is no “Israeli” recipe for Charoset. Perhaps that is because Charoset is a food of slavery, and in returning to Israel Jews are free.
Delicious Homemade Pita just takes time and patience while you wait for the rise. Here are some tips on how to shape and a fun look at how quickly they pop up when you bake them. We find pita to be the perfect companion for Kafta, Taboulleh and Tahini Sauce - perhaps for your next Shabbat meal or Succot celebration. View post »
The Seder Plate is the story of Passover on one single plate. The Seder plate is a most efficient and symbolic way to make sure that the major themes of Passover are never forgotten. Each element in the plate has a specific role in the story of deliverance, and no Seder table is complete without a Seder Plate. View post »