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  • A Foodie Rosh Hashanah: Appetizers for Personal Growth

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    September 11, 2015 | 5:02 pm

    Dipping an apple in honey is the most popular in a series of simanim, symbolic foods, associated with the Rosh Hashanah feast. The custom is even recorded as far back as the Talmud. There are many other simanim, some simple and some exotic, that vary by community including: fish,...

  • Pomegranates: Deep-seeded connections

    September 2, 2015 | 10:40 am

    When we think about special foods to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, apples and honey always seem to top the menu. But where among the new year’s daily specials do we place that seedy, sweet red ball of antioxidants — the pomegranate?

    Although experience tells us that the fruit’s...

  • Persian Food is Very Sexy

    By Elana Horwich

    March 19, 2015 | 9:00 am

    As many of you know, several months ago I committed to studying Persian food. What I discovered totally took me by surprise. Persian food is very sexy.

    Think about these ingredients: Syrups made from pomegranate, thick dense creamy yogurts, salty green and pink pistachios, rose...

  • Buying local produce adds spice to holiday dishes

    September 18, 2008 | 2:43 am

    As an avid farmers' market shopper, I welcome the holiday season by noting what's at the market, rather than by turning the page of my calendar. The High Holy Days are a time of endings and beginnings, and nowhere in my everyday life is this more apparent than when I visit my local...
  • Is the pomegranate the perfect fruit?

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    While most Jews associate apples and bread dipped in honey with the New Year, pomegranates are considered one of the most spiritual fruits of the holiday. In addition to its many culinary delights, the pomegranate is reported to have many health benefits. Called pomum granatum by the...