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  • Hebrew word of the week: Ozne Haman

    March 16, 2016 | 4:13 pm

    Originally this pastry, now associated with Purim and mishloah manot, had nothing to do with Haman, Purim or ears.

    The original German spelling was Mohntaschen, or “pockets (filled with) poppyseed,” * which in Yiddish became Homen-tashen, or “pockets of Haman,” and thus it became...

  • Make your own babka: a how-to video

    March 2, 2012 | 11:42 am

    The guide to making an excellent Babka with minimum effort. It is a Purim favorite and great for Mishloach Manot!


    2 oz fresh yeast (or 6¾ tsp dry yeast)
    ½ cup warm water
    6½ cup flour
    ½ cup sugar
    12 oz margarine (3sticks)
    ½ cup warm orange juice
    4 eggs
    pinch salt



  • Jockeying for Position

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The luncheon menu reflected the confusion this week at the Washington policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group better known as AIPAC. The main course was hummus, falafel and baba ganoush, a Mediterranean medley that...