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An article I recently read about Shavuot spoke about the dramatic noises, fire and seismic activity surrounding Moses’ receipt of the Torah. If one is to believe Cecil B. DeMille, there was a … more
According to tradition, Shavuot — the two-day holiday that begins on 6 Sivan (this year, the evening of Thursday, May 25) — marks the Israelites’ receiving of the Ten Commandments … more
Coney Island Avenue between Avenues J and K would seem like a great place to open a kosher restaurant. That’s probably why there are about 25 places in a three-block radius. But when Bakar … more
While platters of falafel, pita and Israeli salad adorn many tables on Yom Ha’atzmaut — a nod to Israel’s well-known cultural foods — the celebration of Israel’s … more
If there was ever a holiday that celebrates the strength and intelligence of women, Shavuot is it. Yes, I know that this joyous holiday is most commonly associated with Moses bringing the words … more
When Golan Chetrit, owner of Noi Due Gelato, received an invitation to compete in the Gelato Festival World Masters, he noticed that it was being held the day before Yom Ha’atzmaut, … more
THESE days, we are lucky to have so many options for high-end restaurants in the tri-state area. And while that’s obviously a good thing, it leads to different attitudes from the two different … more
When I was a kid, my mother made fish once a week, usually on Thursday nights. I hated it. No matter what fish she made or how she prepared it (she baked and broiled, fried and poached and even made … more
Phyllis Glazer made aliyah from New York more than 40 years ago. Today she is one of Israel’s culinary stars as a journalist, television personality and spokesperson. So when we were invited … more
Pesach’s not over yet … but soon enough, we’ll be turning over our kitchens and begin our post-holiday spring cooking. There’ll be no better time to enjoy fresh … more
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