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The following recipe comes from the Nosher via My Jewish Learing: If you’ve never made compost cookies, but you love desserts that are a little salty and a little sweet, this cookie (and hamantaschen) are for you. Do a quick Google search for “compost cookie” and you will come up...
Professor Rabbi Ken Spiro discusses the debate of whether or not the archaeological record supports the biblical narrative. In the following video he talks about how archaeology is proving the bible more and more, despite how much more archaeological excavation still needs to be done. According to Rabbi Spiro,...
Cheesecake on a stick? It’s probably 1,000 calories… so not worth it. Think again! With low-fat vanilla yogurt and fat-free Greek yogurt as the base, this is going to be an everyday cheesecake snack! Change up the flavors with fruit-filled Greek yogurts. Recipe 12 ounces (340 grams) Greek yogurt, plain or...
Today is International Woman’s Day. This year's theme is #BeBoldForChange. The idea is to call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world - a more gender inclusive world. When you think of strong, inspirational Jewish women, who do you think of? Some of...
Noémi Schlosser is currently interviewing the 'Youth of 1948' the men and women who built the State of Israel. She travels with her camera across the country to talk to these men and women who were part of the Hagana and the Palmach, who survived the siege of Jerusalem...
(JTA) — Looking to celebrate Hanukkah but want to make this year a bit unique? Take a hint from these unusual menorahs — including ones made out of pita bread and exploded rockets — and your eight nights of Hanukkah will be sure to be different from all the...
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...
The following recipe comes from Shannon Sarna on The Nosher via My Jewish Learning: This recipe might just be proof that you could put frosting and sprinkles on anything and it would be delicious, including matzah. White chocolate, whipped cream cheese filling, and a healthy shower in frosting makes this matzah...
Armin Rosen/JNS.org For a millennia-old religious celebration that has little to do with physical wellbeing, the Passover holiday offers unexpected health-related opportunities. Thanks to its eight-day ritual ban on eating nearly any food that’s wheat or grain-based, the annual Jewish commemoration of the biblical exodus from Egypt imposes a mostly...
(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...
(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...
The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and the Little River United Church of Christ in Annandale, Virginia were the targets of vandalism in the form of swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti. Fairfax County Police opened an investigation after the vandalism was discovered Tuesday. On the exterior of the JCC building,...
(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...
Pictured above: To meet a growing demand, matzah bakeries begin baking shmurah matzah as early as October, producing batches of the charred discs for consumption the world over. (Photo: Eliyahu Parypa / Chabad.org) Passover is around the corner, and handmade shmurah matzah is starting to pop up on supermarket shelves....
(The Nosher) The time has come for the sacred tradition of frying latkes for Hanukkah. But wait — before you break out your oil and frying pan, make sure you aren’t making any rookie mistakes. But First, Put On An Apron Your clothes may get splattered, so wear something you don’t mind...


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