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City Faces Balancing Act as Hasidic Community Grows

Needing to abide by their traditions of modesty, Hasidic women want the city to post a female lifeguard during a women-only swim session at a municipal pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and have lobbied a local councilman to take up their cause. On another front, Hasidic matzo bakeries, citing ancient Jewish law, have insisted on using […]

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Challah Workshop a Jersey Shore Tradition

Rachel Silverman‘s summer goal is to get her family to the shore as early as she can on Friday mornings. Silverman, a resident of Philadelphia who has a summer home in Margate, said it’s not the beach they’re rushing to. It’s a weekly challah-baking workshop. “If we’re down on Friday morning, we’re at challah baking,” […]

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Rabbinate Introduces ‘Bourekas Reform’

After the marriage registration reform , here comes the “bourekas revolution”: The Chief Rabbinate of Israel has issued new kosher procedures, obliging manufacturers of one of the country’s most popular pastries to design them in uniform and fixed shapes to prevent confusion between dairy and parve (neither meat nor milk) products. From now on, each […]

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Traveling Matzah Factory shows Kids way to Passover

When students use all five senses to learn, they’re more likely to remember a lesson. “There’s nothing better than seeing, feeling, smelling, tasting and hearing matzah bake in the oven,” said Rabbi Shmuly Gutnick, the “Rockin Rabbi” from the Chabad Youth Network. For the fifth year in a row, Rabbi Gutnick brought his Traveling Matzah […]

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Baking Matzah Enlivens Little Girl

“Mom, I had fun! Rolling the matzah dough was my favorite!” Four year old Jayden Roll beamed up at her mother in the lobby of the YM-YWHA (Young Men’s – Young Women’s Hebrew Association) in Montreal. In many ways she is just like the 5,000 other toddlers and children who ground wheat, rolled dough, and […]

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Chabad Spends NIS 1.5M on Hanukkah

Take a moment to lean back and remember whether one of the sufganiyot you ate during Hanukkah was served to you by a smiling Chabadnik. If you indeed recall such a situation, you must be one of the 384,615 Israeli citizens for whom Chabad’s youth organization bought the holiday treat for the wholesale price of […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 60 - December 12, 2012

A Jewish cultural and religious center will be opened in the city of Trancoso the first of its kind in Portugal in more than 500 years. The Isaac Cardoso Center for Jewish Interpretation will include an exhibition about the Jewish history of Portugal and the renewal of Jewish life in the region in recent years. […]

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Chanukah at the Chabad Centre in Buckhurst Hill

The Chabad Centre in Buckhurst Hill have done it again with another amazing Menorah to feature at their Chanukah party this year. A 6ft tall Doughnut Menorah containing 380 doughnuts in 9 different colors! Built by Alan Grant, the Menorah was highly anticipated by the community who over the last few years have seen a […]

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Jews Around the World Usher in Hanukkah

Jews around the world ushered in the eight-day Hanukkah festival Saturday evening, lighting the first candles of ceremonial lamps that symbolize triumph over oppression. In Israel, families gathered after sundown for the lighting, eating traditional snacks of potato pancakes and doughnuts and exchanging gifts. Local officials lit candles set up in public places, while families […]

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Polish Versus Jewish Babka Makes for a Delightful Brooklyn Duo

For Patinkin and her business partner, Agatha Kulaga, the long hours spent talking to interior designers, reviewing cash flow spreadsheets and recipe formulas, and pondering refrigerator cases in preparation for their new shop were well worth the trouble because now they can call home a permanent bakery space and a sun-lit storefront equipped with coffee […]

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Yeast Free Spelt Rolls

Eating spelt instead of wheat and avoiding yeast altogether has helped many people with digestive problems as well as a myriad of other health problems. “You are what you eat”, so hopefully all is well, but if you do decide to try some changes in your diet or need to suit the needs of a […]

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Schlissel Challah is Commonly Utilized for Wife Swapping

It is the custom of many Jews to make Shlissel challah the week after Pesach, the custom is to bake it in the shape of a kew and to hide a key inside the dough to bring parnassah to the family. Unfortunately, many Rabbis have warned that Shlissel challah is being used as a way […]

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Lechem Oni

The Torah refers to the matzah as lechem oni (the bread of affliction). The Gemara explains that it is lechem she’onim alav dvarim harbeh, bread over which we say many things. Accordingly, Rabbenu Chananel notes that we recite the hagadah over the matzah. Just as on Shabbat we say kiddush on a cupof wine in […]

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Cookie Cleavage: How Much is too Much?

I took these pictures last Purim to illustrate a little-discussed aspect of the aspect of hamantashen baking: Cookie cleavage. By this I mean, how much of the filling is left exposed? And if your dough relaxes during baking, and the cookie opens up a little, how much exposed filling do you consider acceptable? Do the […]

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Yes the rumors are true – I coerced someone into marrying me

Yes the rumors are true – I coerced someone into marrying me

This past Thursday night I coerced a hot chabad girl (she’s too tznius to be a Hot Chani) to marry me, I cornered her in a shul and gave her a nice necklace. Did you know that chabadniks don’t do engagement rings?  Yeah, something about the Rebbe and the Baal Shem Tov in a forest […]

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Textured Rolling Pin DIY

Here’s a simple DIY for a textured rolling pin that you can use in so many ways: to texture clay of all kinds, for play dough and salt dough and maybe even as a printing tool for painting some wrapping paper, though don’t take my word for it, haven’t tried it! I made this one […]

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Chanukah Celebration Features Doughnut Menorah

Chanukah Celebration Features Doughnut Menorah

Eight-year-old Aliza and 6-year-old Nochi Zeines drizzled chocolate on a pair of doughnuts, plopped on a dab of whipped cream and finished them off with a handful of sprinkles. Then their father, Sholom Zeines, slid the treats over one of the branches of an 8-foot-high menorah. “It’s a work of art,” Zeines told his children […]

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First Signs of Chanukah Emerge in Australia

The traditional lighting of the Menorah took place in the NSW State Parliament in Sydney last night. Although the latkes have yet to make their appearance, politicians and State identities were offered platefuls of doughnuts as they entered the function room in Parliament House. Messages to the community were delivered by Don Harwin the president […]

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Eating Jewish: Mufleta - Breaking Passover the Moroccan way

Eating Jewish: Mufleta - Breaking Passover the Moroccan way

The way in which people choose to break Passover varies enormously and that first taste of chametz can be the non-traditional, but ever popular sushi, or something more rooted in Jewish culinary history like bagels. However, the Moroccan Jewish community ends Passover with a distinctive celebration known as the Mimouna. This is a tradition that […]

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Bring on the Squish and the Seven Year Scratch

Well, it’s been a minute, hasn’t it? Passover has almost passed, which means two things: This evening the Family Yenta will be scarfing pizza and beer (the root variety for the kiddies, natch) in front of Glee. (Speaking of which, after you’re done here, check out Jay Michaelson’s breakdown of the seder’s Four Sons as imagined through […]

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Moroccan Mofleta…..The First Leavened Bread After Passover

If you happen to mention mofleta to a Moroccan, the response will very likely be something like “ahhhh, mofleta, my Savta’s mofleta is the best!” Mofleta is made from dough very similar to pita dough, with just a touch more oil, and it is cooked in a frying pan like a large pancake. Good mofleta must be made […]

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Eating Jewish: Oznei Haman (Haman’s Ears)

There are many Purim sweets that are modeled after Haman’s anatomy or clothing. The most popular of these are Hamantaschen (this blog has featured two great recipes this week that I definitely have to try), but in this post I want to write about the lesser known treat of Oznei Haman, also known as Haman’s […]

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Hanukkah Traditional Foods

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights is a special holiday to many Jews around the world. It is a festive holiday celebrated with a sumptuous family dinner. Foods prepared during Hanukkah are usually fried to commemorate the miracle of the oil lamp that burned for eight days in the Temple when it had […]

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Quick and Easy to Make Hanukkah Dough Balls

Celebrate Hanukkah with these special dough balls that your family is sure to enjoy. Serve it together with other traditional foods of the season like latkes, sufganiyot, blintzes and fritters. Here’s an easy to make Hanukkah dough ball recipe: Prepare the following for this dough ball recipe: a cup of apple juice, four ounces of […]

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Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah is a great Jewish religious event and it gets a lot of attention, especially because of its timing around Christmas season. Hard to believe, even with its popularity, Hanukkah is one of the less important holidays in the Jewish calendar, but nonetheless, it’s still a significant time of year, where it is associated with […]

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Cheese Blintzes for Hanukkah

The feast of Hanukkah commemorates the miracle of the oil menorah which lasted for 8 days when there was only enough fuel to last for a day. As part of this commemoration, fried foods are served during Hanukkah. Popular fried dishes served during the holiday include latkes, doughnuts and blintzes. Cheese blintzes are favorite treats […]

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Celebrating Hanukkah in Israel

Although Hanukkah is not a major holiday in Israel, it is still one of the most celebrated Jewish holidays. Many of the Hanukkah activities done elsewhere in the world are also observed in Israel – lighting the Hanukkah menorah, reciting prayers, eating latkes and doughnuts, attending parties. Light your menorah and put in the window […]

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Fritters for Hanukkah

Eating foods cooked in oil is a Jewish tradition during Hanukkah. This is done to pay homage to the miracle of the lamp oil that lasted for eight days when there was only enough fuel to last for a night. Latkes are the most common food that symbolizes the holiday but there are other foods […]

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Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth: Jewish Choco Babka

Jewish Choco Babka is a sweet treat for Jewish holidays. The kids will surely enjoy this dessert filled with cinnamon or melted chocolate. Babka is of Eastern European Jewish origin and is made of yeast dough baked in a high loaf pan. For this recipe, you will need half a cup of warm water, half […]

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The Jewish Bread: A Symbol of Life

Bread has long been part of the Jewish table.  Bread has been a part of Jewish tradition, playing an important role in Jewish cuisine for over a thousand years. Jewish breads have also been part of sacrificial offerings during the days of the Temple. The challah or hallah is special Jewish bread which is traditionally […]

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