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Food

  • British K butchers ‘work overtime’ to fulfill meat demands for Passover; they are escalated by virus

    By jwadmin on April 1, 2020
    (JNS) – Butchers in the United Kingdom are hustling to meet an unprecedented demand for kosher meat in light of the many canceled Passover trips due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish News reported. Sarah Mann Yeager from the British company Louis Mann & Son said local butchers are “already stretched to capacity on Passover.” She estimates a 20 percent increase […]
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  • 5 flours that may change your Passover desserts

    By jwadmin on April 1, 2020
    BY EMILY PASTER This story originally appeared on The Nosher. On Passover, Jews are prohibited from consuming any foods made with five familiar grains: wheat, oats, rye, spelt (which is actually just an ancient form of wheat) and barley. These grains are considered chametz because of their ability to ferment and rise. The only exception to this rule is, of […]
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  • Meet the challah-tinkering yeast scientist who’s helping pandemic bread bakers get a good rise

    By jwadmin on April 1, 2020
    By PHILISSA CRAMER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Few people have any great solutions for this difficult moment in human history, but Sudeep Agarwala is one of them. As a yeast scientist, Agarwala spends much of his time thinking about the single-celled fungi that allow bread to rise. So when he learned that home bakers had bought out the world’s […]
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  • No need to make Purim a whole megillah! Simple and savory treats to give out as gifts this holiday

    By jwadmin on March 4, 2020
    By ETHEL G. HOFMAN (JNS) – Purim is quite a holiday. During the chanting of the megillah, the noise level can be deafening. Young and old shout aloud—hissing, pounding tables, stamping feet, whirling groggers and boo-ing when Haman is mentioned, behavior never permitted in synagogue on any other day. The riotous celebration marks the triumph of Persian Jews over their nefarious […]
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  • Shmaltz Brewing Company featured in two day program; Beer tasting and breakfast with founder

    By jwadmin on February 26, 2020
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven invites the public to a two-part introduction to the Shmaltz Brewing Company. A community beer tasting is slated for Saturday, March 14,  at the temple,  852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady from 4 to 6 p.m. The next day, March 15, a breakfast discussion with its founder Jeremy Cowan will be featured by the congregation’s brotherhood at its […]
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  • Prof. Sarah Rogerson to speak at ML King, Jr. community Shabbat soup dinner program

    By jwadmin on January 15, 2020
    SCHENECTADY–Each January Congregation Gates of Heaven commemorates the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an annual community Shabbat event, which will be held this year on Friday, Jan. 24, at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Prof. Sarah Rogerson, director of the Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law School will be the guest speaker. The […]
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  • A non-kosher latke may actually be the perfect symbol of the American Chanukah

    By jwadmin on December 19, 2019
    By LAURA E. ADKINS NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Eight unassuming gourmet latkes have become the latest controversy on Jewish Twitter. A recent holiday issue of Food & Wine magazine featured a piece titled “8 Ways to Make the Best Potato Latkes of Your Life.” The problem? Two of those luxe latkes featured decidedly non-kosher toppings. One latke calls for […]
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  • Boys Town Jerusalem presents orange-coconut semolina cake

    By jwadmin on December 19, 2019
    To celebrate the miraculous Maccabee victory, Boys Town Jerusalem Chef Avi Chamal recommends this golden semolina cake. Native to the Middle East (and Greece), this cake is moist, easy to prepare, and truly delectable. The school’s 950 students anxiously await this very special dessert to highlight the festive Chanukah meal. Israeli born Avi Chamal has headed the Boys Town Jerusalem […]
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  • A love letter to salami and eggs

    By jwadmin on December 18, 2019
    By RONNIE FEIN This story originally appeared on The Nosher. Back in the day, by which I mean the 1950s, before all of us started counting cholesterol and Ashkenazi Jews still feasted regularly on hot dogs and pastrami, my family was devoted to Isaac Gellis deli, founded by the “kosher sausage king of America” in the 19th century. The main […]
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  • Six tips on eating before the Yom Kippur fast

    By jwadmin on October 3, 2019
    BY SHANNON SARNA (The Nosher via JTA)  – Yom Kippur is one of the most important days on the Jewish calendar. For many Jews, fasting and being in synagogue is the focus of the day. Fasting is not easy, nor is it for everyone — some people cannot fast because they are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a medical condition. Or […]
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