Hanukkah doughnuts

Mochi Doughnuts with Dipping Jams for Hanukkah

Make your own Hanukkah mochi doughnuts with dipping jams

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Kristin and her husband

What Happens to Ritual Between Marriage and Babies?

Kristin struggles with how to keep spiritual rituals alive post-wedding, pre-baby

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Dumpling soup

Quick Gyoza Kreplach (Dumpling) Soup

Warm up with quick gyoza kreplach (dumpling) soup

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Apple and honey roll

Japanese-Style Apple and Honey Roll Cake

Heavenly Japanese-style apple and honey roll cake for Rosh Hashanah

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Brisket Braised in a Homemade Japanese Barbecue Sauce

Rosh Hashanah Brisket braised in a homemade Japanese barbecue sauce

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Kristin and Bryan Posner

7 Ways to Celebrate Tu B’Av, the Jewish Day of Love

7 ways to celebrate Tu B’Av, the Jewish holiday of love

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Star Spangled Berry Labneh

A decadent, yet light Israeli-inspired dessert

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cheesecake

Japanese-Style Baked Cheesecake with Fresh Berries

Try this spring-forward, Japanese style Shavuot cheesecake

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Kristin reading from the Torah

How I Came to Embrace My Important Role in Judaism

Why my role as a Japanese American convert to Judaism is invaluable

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kamaboko gefilte fish

Japanese Kamaboko (Fishcake)-Inspired Gefilte Fish for Passover

A modern take on gefilte fish takes inspiration from Japanese kamaboko

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Strawberry sesame hamantaschen

Black Sesame and Strawberry Hamantaschen for Purim

Pro tips for making the perfect hamantaschen for Purim along with a unique recipe using black sesame

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Going crabbing for Christmas

My First Christmas as a Jew (to be)

Krisin’s first Christmas as a Jew was difficult. So she created an unusual tradition to mark the holiday

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mochi latkes

Mochi Latkes with Asian Pear and Persimmon Relish

Mochi latkes bring a Japanese spin to Hanukkah

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kabocha challah

Kabocha (Japanese Pumpkin) Challah

This kabocha challah is infused with in the taste of the Japanese pumpkin and has a beautiful orange glow

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Kristin's conversion

Converting Meant Adding Judaism, Not Losing Japanese

My journey to Judaism started long before I met my now-husband Bryan, but my interest in it deepened because of him and his Jewish heritage. I’ve always been interested in learning about my Japanese heritage, so when Bryan and I started discussing our future together, I was quietly interested in conversion early on.

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Kristin's wedding

Planning a Japanese, American & Jewish Wedding

Kristin’s wedding was a beautiful coming together of multiple traditions. See what went into the key decisions.

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Havdalah spread

Seven Species Cheese Spread for Havdalah

Want to host friends for end-of-Shabbat Havdalah? Serve this easy and beautiful cheese spread

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kabocha soup

Kabocha Squash Soup with Garlic Challah Croutons

Warm up with a bowl of rich, hearty Kabocha squash soup

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