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Shabbat and Other Holidays

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    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

    A Quilt? A Stew? Who Are We, Anyway?

    By Linda Arking

    Personal narrative about how one mutli-cultural and multi-faith family celebrates Thanksgiving:  with food from each culture, reminiscences about the family’s and recipes’ origins, and lots of talk about thankfulness.

    Date: 11-20-2006

    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

    Using Thanksgiving Leftovers the Next Day for Hanukkah

    By Linda Morel

    Reprinted general information about Thanksgiving recipes that can double as Hanukkah fare, including Tzemmes, Pumpkin, and raison dishes.

    Date: 11-16-2006

    Purim Recipes: How Food Can Help a Jewish Girl Land Both a Mensch and a King

    By Linda Morel

    Reprinted general information about dating advice, using Queen Esther of the Purim story as a model, also includes recipes for winning a mensch through his/her stomach.

    Date: 11-16-2006

    It's Time to Employ Judaism to Speak for the World's Trees

    By Richard H. Schwartz

    Reprinted professional advice from a rabbi advocating observance and celebration of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year for Trees, with tree-planting, environmental lectures, and Tu B’Shevat sedars.

    Date: 11-16-2006

    Here for the Holidays

    By Charlotte Honigman-Smith

    Personal narrative about a woman from an interfaith family discussing how Thanksgiving in her interfaith diverse house is often a stressful time, and how it’s been changing as everyone has aged--which reminds her of the various needs the grayin

    Date: 11-16-2006

    A Conversation with Jane Breskin Zalben, Author of a Cookbook with Recipes for Jewish, Christian and Secular Holidays

    By Judith Bolton-Fasman

    Reprinted profile of Jane Breskin Zalben and review of her new cookbook, To Every Season:  A Family Holiday Cookbook, a cookbook for parents and children to use for American holidays, including recipes for Fanny’s Flourless Chocolate Cake

    Date: 11-16-2006

    The Millennium Shift: A Jewish Approach

    By Hanna Tiferet Siegel

    Opinion piece about the significance of the Christian new year 2000 falling on Shabbat, and suggesting that rather than breaking-down from the stress of celebrating and worrying, people could take the opportunity to rest.

    Date: 11-15-2006

    Thanksgiving, 2001

    By Paula Lee Hellman

    Personal narrative from a woman describing how her Thanksgiving dinner has changed over the years--in terms of those in attendance and location where it’s held--yet the sentiment of thankfulness and American pride remains the same.

    Date: 08-10-2006

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