Potato kugel with lemon

Savory Potato Kugel with Preserved Lemon for Passover

Savory Potato Kugel with Preserved Lemon for Passover

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Advice for Assimilated Family Reunions

By Dr. Ruth Nemzoff Q: I am having a family reunion. Half of the youngest generation has married people of other backgrounds. How can I use this opportunity to educate the Jewish members of my family about their heritage? And also to help those who do not currently identify as Jewish to understand how important […]

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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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Potato and Pumpkin Kugel

Potato and Pumpkin Kugel

Potato kugel is always a hit at holiday meals. This particular version has a pumpkin custard-like topping and is a mix of sweet and savory.

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Sweet Summer Kugel Bites

For summer, we are taking inspiration from the layers of an Italian lasagna as well as the sweetness of kugel. Lasagna is of course a classic Italian dish. Its creamy, rich filling is a perfect comfort food for the chilly days of fall and winter. In Jewish kitchens, noodle kugel (Lokshen Kugel) makes an appearance […]

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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 Dad, Elijah and the Afikomen

Spring means color. Splashing greens and yellows. Purple tulips cascading over front porches and red robins bustling in the trees. Spring also means Easter for Christians, with blue and violet painted eggs. It means Passover for the Jews. For South Americans and Mexicans it means Semana Santa (the days of Jesus’s crucifixion). For me, it […]

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Dairy Matzah Kugel for Passover

Some people have strong feelings about the kind of recipe that aims to create a Passover-friendly version of a dish that is typically leavened. Detractors think creating Passover bagels, muffins, and rolls miss the point of the holiday’s specific diet. Those in favor see the practice as helping to make a difficult holiday more bearable. […]

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Passover Seder with Both Families

By Sam Goodman   Won’t you help to sing / These songs of freedom? We’re currently in the middle of one of the most widely-observed Jewish holidays, Passover.  One of the Shalosh Regalim, or three pilgrimage festivals (literally “three legs”), in ancient times Jews throughout the land of Israel would gather and make sacrifices at the […]

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