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