Avigail Hurvitz-Prinz

Gleaning clementines with Leket

Yid.Dish: Charoset for Building the Pyramids

Growing up, I always understood Charoset to be symbolic of the mortar used by the Israelites enslaved by Pharaoh in their building projects.

Yid.dish: Ha + mohn + tashen (poppyseed filling)

Why Poppyseed Hamentaschen Are The Only True Hamentaschen – I share this short formula from my father:

Mohn (poppy seed) + Taschen (pockets) = Mohntaschen (poppy seed pocket pastries)

  • Ha (Hebrew definite article) = Hamohntaschen (Haman’s Pockets) or Purim poppy seed pocket pastries

Yid.Dish: Got gelt? Post-Chanukah suggestions for using up less-than-amazing chocolate

Chanukah gelt always seems like a good idea at the beginning of December, but these days, the chocolate just doesn’t seem worth fighting with the foil to eat.