Brisket taco recipe

Brisket Tacos with Pickled Onions

Brisket tacos are your new Shabbat favorite

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You (Really) Can Host a Jewish Holiday Meal

Hosting Rosh Hashanah dinner is not as hard as you think

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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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The Passover Kugel Stack

Take all your Passover leftovers and create this delicious Kugel stack

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Kabocha squash challah

Jewish Food Cheat Sheet

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.

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Expressing Gratitude During the High Holidays

By Jessica Tobacman Rosh Hashanah—also known as the “birthday of the world”—is fast approaching. Soon we’ll celebrate the world’s big day with a round birthday cake of challah and apples, with honey on the side. Common birthday gifts include standard prayers sung to melodies old and new, and foods that are as old as our […]

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I Chose to Be Jewish. This is Why

By Tamara Reese When my family moved to Pittsburgh, my son was 10 weeks old and my husband was entering into a grueling six-year medical residency. Though we’re not Orthodox, he found us an apartment smack dab in the middle of the eruv—a ritual enclosure some Jewish communities use to allow residents to carry certain […]

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Community Comes Together for Baby’s 1st (Interfaith) Passover

A funny thing happened when I had a baby. People in my neighborhood whom I had never spoken to started speaking to me. They had seen me walking around Brooklyn since I myself was a baby. They had spotted me on my bicycle, buying candy and I’m sure some had seen me in my various […]

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My Turn to Make the Passover Meal (with Grandma’s Potatoes)

Passover is approaching. The stores in my neighborhood have begun the process of taking the chametz (bread) off the shelves and replacing the inventory with matzah or other kosher for Passover items. This is a tradition and it is Jewish law. Because Moses led the Jews in escaping Egypt and the bread did not have […]

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Passover & Easter Coexist in Southern Dry-Rub Brisket

There can certainly be challenges when melding two faith traditions, and at no time of year does that seem more evident than when Passover and Easter overlap. This is no coincidence, as the Last Supper is thought to possibly have been a seder meal, and the holidays share a great deal of symbolism and significance. […]

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