The Challenges of Keeping Kosher at an Interfaith Birthday

Growing up, my mother’s house was kosher. We had dishes for dairy and dishes for meat and we never mixed milk with meat. This goes back to the teachings of the Torah where it states on three separate occasions that a baby goat is not to be cooked in it’s mother’s milk. But our house […]

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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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Cooking From Memory

My grandma Zelda taught me many things about Judaism and preparing for the Jewish holidays. However, what she did not teach me was her recipes. In fact, in all the years I watched and helped her cook, I don’t ever remember seeing her follow a recipe or consult a cookbook. Whenever she cooked, she did […]

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What to Eat on Lenten Shabbat

When some are observing Lent on Shabbat, what does one eat?

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Making Challah and Conversation in Philly

By the IFF/Philadelphia Team: Robyn, Wendy and Robin Challah is the yummy braided bread with which many Jews begin Shabbat dinner. For those who grew up Jewish, the smell and taste of challah often invokes fond memories of family meals. For those who didn’t grow up Jewish (along with those who did), including challah with your […]

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Planning for a First Shavuot

Despite being part of a Jewish family for the past decade, I have never celebrated Shavuot. After the excitement of Passover, it’s never been a holiday that I’ve experienced. I am, admittedly, embarrassed to say this. However, in the spirit of blogging about my interfaith family, I announced to the family that this year, we […]

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Chosen Eats: Passover Recipe – Matzah Meal-Crusted Quinoa Cakes

A recipe for Passover quinoa cakes from JewishBoston.com

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A Mantra For Holiday Stress (and other challenging circumstances)

I know we are supposed to be in a time of joy and merriment but if you’re feeling like I am, everything is overwhelming right now. Preparing for the holidays can be busy! Are you shopping, cooking, traveling, negotiating, planning, decorating, compromising, missing and wishing? Are you feeling well or exhausted? Are you busy squeezing […]

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My Kosher-For-Passover Easter Dinner

When two religions share one home, can an Easter dinner feel authentic while also meeting Passover’s dietary restrictions?

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Has This Product Solved The December Dilemma?

Let me set the scene. David Levy, Managing Editor of JewishBoston.com, declared: If Manischewitz can market Chanukah gingerbread houses, I declare the “December Dilemma” officially solved. What do you think? Will this kit, complete with white and blue icing and decorations, solve your gingerbread house needs? Would you make one with your family? Would your […]

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