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  • All Spies Should Focus on Fruit - a Poem for Shelach

    By Rick Lupert

    July 1, 2016 | 10:00 am

    Just out of Egypt for a year or so and we already have
    a system of espionage. Spies! Sent to the promised land.
    An advance party to gather intelligence. Human Jewish
    drones dwelling on the outskirts of Canaan.

    For how long? Forty days of course. Forty is our default
    unit of...

  • Strawberry Macedonia with Fresh Mint [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    October 2, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Tired of having guests pass out in a food coma on your couch or get up to leave as soon as the meal is over? Dessert shouldn’t be an annihilation. This dessert is a pick-me-up that keeps the party going. Furthermore, everybody swoons and it only takes minutes to make.

  • Baked Frangipane Fruit Packets [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    July 31, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Remember, desserts are supposed to be a treat, not a death ticket to the dinner party. So often we feel fine at the start of a meal, but by the time we finish dessert we can’t wait to jump in our car and go home to vegetate away the bloated state. Imagine how that makes your dinner...

  • Breasts, Bras & Bad Decisions

    By Ilana Angel

    April 5, 2013 | 4:22 pm

    I like breasts.  I like my own, and can admire others.  I think they are remarkable from the perspective of using them to bond with my newborn baby, and remarkable from the perspective of incorporating them into my sex life.  Boobs are important and should not be taken for granted,...

  • Everyone is Suddenly Irish on March 17th!

    By Julia Bendis

    March 18, 2011 | 11:33 am

    Why does everyone become Irish on St. Patrick’s day?  Even the Jews.  When has it become a good thing for Jews to start drinking?  Have you ever seen Jewish people drink?  No, that’s because most of us can’t hold down our liquor, and its not pretty.

    I am definitely the “drinker” in...

  • Introducing God’s best tasting tomato

    By The Web Guy

    June 17, 2008 | 10:45 pm

    God typically releases some of his strongest new entries in the delicious fruit and veggie category every year around this time—including the best tasting tomato you can buy.

    This tomato—found in your local market wherever ‘heirloom tomatoes’ are sold—is the Purple Cherokee or Cherokee Purple Tomato.

    Look for it. Smell it.  Buy it.  Eat it.

    I prefer to eat it out of hand with just a sprinkling of kosher salt.


    Next—God’s best fruit.

  • Get your juices flowing with fruit-infused foods

    By Jeff Nathan

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's an odd sight to walk into an all-kosher grocery store during Passover. Drop cloths and big sheets cover the forbidden chametz products and the kosher-for-Passover items rest on shelves lined with paper towels, newspapers and brightly colored contact paper. In many traditional...
  • You’re Lucky You’re Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom

    By Phil Rosenthal

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The following excerpt is the prologue to "You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom," (Viking, 2006) a memoir by Phil Rosenthal, creator and executive producer of "Everybody Loves Raymond." Reprinted by arrangement with Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc....
  • A dessert wine with a healthy finish

    By Zev Stub

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you've been to the supermarket lately, you've probably noticed that the hottest trend in the food industry is pomegranate products.
    Several years before the trend got started, a family in Israel's Upper Galilee region began working to create a tastier and healthier version...
  • Mark the New Year with late summer harvest menu

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A recent trip to Italy made me aware of the wonderful possibilities of growing your own lush, flavorful garden-fresh food. The villa where we stayed was entirely self-sufficient, with magnificent varieties of produce, eggs gathered from the hen house and the proprietors even making...
  • Don’t Get Plagued by Tricky Desserts

    By Pamela Reiss

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Many a great cook has been sent over the edge trying to produce some beautiful Passover baking. Any other time of the year their kitchens produce perfect pies, crunchy cookies and lovely cakes — but the Passover arrives and the kitchen becomes the enemy: cakes flop and the cookies...
  • A Home in Nature

    By Abby Gilad

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On Sukkot, we eat and sleep in a hut called a sukkah. We can see the stars and feel the wind. It reminds us of how dependent we are on nature to survive. This is a holiday to remember that nature is dependent on us, too. What can you do? Grow a garden. Don't throw garbage into the...

  • Appearance and Reality

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In April 1999, the Wall Street Journal ran a front-page article about growing etrogim, the citron fruit used during Sukkot, in Northern California. The paper reported that in 1980 an entrepreneurial Orthodox teenager from Brooklyn decided to develop a domestic source of etrogim,...

  • We’re Talking Chopped Liver

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    May 22, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    We arrived in New York at midnight, and by 1 a.m. my mother was serving us dinner.

    "It's too late, Mom," I say. "I'll just have some fruit."

    A huge bowl of cut-up pineapple, strawberries and melon was already on the table, set for four, but that would not suffice. In our family, there...