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(Jewish Breaking News) U.S. President Donald Trump, his daughter Ivanka Trump and other political leaders from around the world, bid all who observe Hanukkah a happy holiday. “Wishing all of those celebrating #Hanukkah around the world a happy and healthy eight nights in the company of those they love,” the president tweeted Tuesday,...
Let’s be very careful this Thanksgiving not to get too caught up in the festivities and forget the finer details of the day. One must have a Kzayit of turkey past plag on thanksgiving, but should ideally wait for nightfall. A turkey may be roasted, grilled fried, or cooked in any...
(JTA) — Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, helped lead the Golden State Warriors to their eighth straight win, then celebrated by lighting a giant Hanukkah menorah as part of the team’s Jewish Heritage Night. Casspi scored 17 points and had 11 rebounds in the Warriors’ victory over...
(The Nosher) Babka is nearly a weekly occurrence in my house, and I can think of few things better. But it’s not just me: Babka has really been getting the recognition it deserves all over the country, making appearances everywhere from artisanal bakeries to Jewish delis and even high-end restaurants. My babka recipe...
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There's never a bad time to watch the Maccabeats dress up as characters from the Passover story and cover the popular songs from Les Miserables. And with Pesach around the corner, it's even more appropriate for today's #throwbackthursday.
(The Nosher) Master pastry chef Alex Levin has an impressive background. He received his undergraduate degree in applied mathematics from Yale, was the top student in the class of 2012 at the Culinary Institute of America, and trained under some of the industry’s leading pastry chefs at restaurants Jean-Georges and...
(The Nosher) Hamantaschen are the beloved cookies that Jews enjoy during the holiday of Purim. The tasty treats were born out of Austria, where they were originally filled with poppy seed (or muhn in German), which kind of sounded like Haman (the bad guy in the Purim story for whom the cookies are...
Great to see all different types of Jewish tradition celebrated on the chag.
Here's a question that will ponder the halachic authorities. Can a person fulfill his obligation of doing bedikat chametz by having a smart vacuum like the iRobot do it for him? In this modern adaptation of the mitzvah, the proud owner of an iRobot retrofitted the device to include...
(The Nosher) You may have grown up with your mom, dad or grandma frying up latkes at the stove. Probably for hours and hours. Frying up donuts may be slightly less common, at least for American Jews where the latke still seems to reign supreme over sufganiyot. But donuts are not super...
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (JTA) — For most matzah bakeries, Passover is their lifeline and only claim to financial viability. After the weeklong holiday, during which Jews are commanded to consume matzah to commemorate their ancestors’ hurried flight out of Egypt, demand for the famously tasteless cracker drops sharply. Except, that is, in the...
When George Washington announced the first national Thanksgiving in 1789, he called for all Americans to gather in their houses of worship, and to thank God for Independence. A group of Jewish New Yorkers heeded that call and gathered at Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue that...
(MyJewishLearning.com) The Hanukkah story began with a confrontation in Modi’in in roughly 168 BCE and ended several years later, when the Maccabees — the band of Jewish fighters who battled the Syrian empire — regained control of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it. The seven major battles of the Maccabean Revolt took...
Paper Flowers are PERFECT for part of your Shavuos decor. First, take your paper and fold it in half, width-wise, and cut. I have made the template so that the large petal will fit into this half-sheet, and that the smallest petal will fit into a quarter-sheet. you will use 6...
(Baltimore Jewish Life) Jerusalem, Israel - Dec. 19, 2017 - The last night of Hanukkah 5778, saw tens of thousands of people arriving to the Old City streets of Yerushalayim. By Jaffa Gate, musical performers and artists with live fire torches entertained. The nearby walls were colorfully lit up. Entering the narrow...


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