The Mixing Bowl: Yom Kippur Break Fast Ideas; Guss's Pickle Shop for Sale, Israeli Beer

Epicurious gives us some “Yom Kippur Recipes and Menus” including ones for Yemenite holiday soup, plumb dumplings and some traditional Jewish fare.

The LA Times explores different break fast traditions of Jews around the world.

“A former army man’s boutique brewery may change the face of Israeli beer,” according to Haaretz

Nikki Cascone, “Top Chef” alum, who is opening Octavia’s Porch, a global Jewish cuisine restaurant in New York speaks with The Village Voice .

NBC Feast sadly tells us that the now-empty Guss’s Pickle stand is gradually being sold off piece by piece.

The New York Times is sponsoring a potluck dish contest. Send in your shabbos potluck ideas.

Serious Eats follows up with trendy restaurant Traif in Orthodox and hipster filled Williamsburg, Brooklyn and reports that a surprising number of the dishes are kosher-style.

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  • ""I have never felt that repentence, prayer, and tzedakah would change my fate. Rather, I feel that through honest reflection, refinement, and a sense of responsibility, I do have incredible power to affect the decree for others.""Cantor Ellen Dreskin

  • "Teshuvah does invite us to begin again, but not from the beginning. Part of what it means to be human is to learn how to begin again and again – from right where we are, right in the messy middle of things. The Torah, according to an ancient midrash, reminds us of this truth by opening the story of creation itself with the letter Bet…Even when we have rolled the parchment scroll as far back as it will go, the letter Bet meets us there -- insisting that this story cannot be told from the very beginning. No story can. Beginnings elude us."Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

  • "This year our theme at Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills is “If not Now, When?” and we asked congregants to tweet their responses to #innwtebh or to fill out cards filling in the blanks :“If not now, when will I….” We will prepare these ‘intentions for the year” in a similar way, as a power point presentation scrolling quietly on the screen facing the congregation as individuals come forward silently in front of the open ark before neilah."Rabbi Laura Geller

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