Article Archive

Shabbat and Other Holidays

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  • Jewish Food Cheat Sheet

    By InterfaithFamily

    An alphabetic listing of Jewish dishes and food-related terms to help people new to Jewish families to figure out what's on the table.

    Date: 08-07-2009
  • Jewish Greetings Cheat Sheet

    By InterfaithFamily

    Are you afraid to open your mouth in Jewish settings because you don't know what to say? We can help!

    Date: 07-12-2010
  • Shabbat and Other Holidays

    Information for interfaith families on Shabbat, Sukkot, Shavuot, Tu Bishvat and other Jewish holidays that might be new to you.

    Date: 07-10-2009
  • Shabbat Shalom: The Sabbath Peace of Friday Night--How Jews Celebrate the Sabbath

    By Hanna Tiferet Siegel

    General information about Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, including explanations and translations of the prayers and rituals recited before the Friday evening.

    Date: 08-07-2006
  • A Boyfriend's Tzimmes Spurs a Lifetime Love of Jewish Food

    By Linda Morel

    Reprinted general information about tzimmes, including a brief history of the author’s and Jews’ relationship with this dish, and four recipes for the lovers of sweet, tangy, light, and traditional tzimmes.

    Date: 11-20-2006
  • A Conversation with Chef Jeffrey Nathan: Plus Recipes for Shavuot

    By Linda Morel

    Reprinted profile of chef Jeffrey Nathan describing his vision of modern kosher cuisine and providing several Shavuot (dairy) recipes:  Smoked Salmon Cheesecake, Spicy Macaroni and Cheese Kugel, Beet, Pear, and Fennel Salad, and Chocolate

    Date: 02-02-2007
  • How I Used My Christmas Tree Decorations to Light Up My Sukkah

    By Paula C. Yablonsky

    Personal narrative by a Jew-by-choice who used her Christmas decorations and ornaments to adorn her family’s sukkah, and make it her own, comfortable space.

    Date: 11-20-2006
  • Orpah: A Shout-Out for Shavuot

    By Andi Rosenthal

    The story of Ruth is so often used to show that welcoming "strangers," converts, is ingrained in Jewish text.  This test also includes the story of Orpah, however, who turned back and did not join the Jews.

    Date: 04-15-2013
  • A Protestant Dad Discovers Shabbat

    By Jim Keen

    Personal narrative about how an intermarried family celebrates Shabbat, and how the tradition developed without consciously planning to do it regularly.

    Date: 08-07-2006
  • Thanksgiving: A Harvest Festival with Roots in Sukkot

    By Rabbi Elias Lieberman

    Personal narrative and general information about the connection between Sukkot and Thanksgiving.

    Date: 08-01-2012

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