Posts Tagged: Jewish Results 53
When I was asked to speak to the student body at Phillips Exeter Academy, I thought about the irony of the situation. When I was young, Exeter had very few Jewish students, all male, and those who were open about their Judaism felt isolated.
Observant Jews in far-flung locales face difficulty in getting kosher food, but perhaps nowhere is the challenge more acute than in Siberia’s Birobidzhan region, where a community of a few thousand — the remnant of a failed Soviet experiment in creating a Jewish mini-state - is trying to procure a steady supply of kosher meat and cheese.
Tu B’av is being called the Jewish holiday of love. Here, some dessert recipes to help spark passion in the kitchen and elsewhere.
During a dinner conversation a year or two ago, my father briefly alluded to a “gross” lard-like product his mother used for frying. I had forgotten the name of it until a recent walk-through of “Nourishing Tradition: Jewish Cookbooks & The Stories They Tell” at the Center for Jewish History, where a pamphlet published by Proctor & Gamble triggered the memory.