When I was growing up, like many children, I looked forward to Sukkot. Every year there was a sense of anticipation swirling about the crisp air on the cusp of fall. And of all the Jewish holidays, it was the most delightfully sensory — a chance to sniff the citrusy etrog, rattle the lulav branches and spend mealtime outside in the sukkah, wrapped up in blankets.
Simon Back, who is among the fourth generation to helm Backsberg Wines & Estates, stands on his deck in Paarl, South Africa, raising a glass of Merlot with his merlot vineyards behind him.
Simon Back of Backsberg Wines & Estates in Paarl, South Africa, recommends drinking the winery’s kosher pinotage with his grandmother’s brisket recipe below.
When Rabbi Danny Senter ambles into the backyard of his Teaneck, New Jersey, home he comes face to face with thousands of buzzing bees.
The “Leopold Bloom,” above, is the knish for the urban adventurer, according to the bakery’s website.