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People gathered around dinner tables together while a band plays

There is something very Jewish about the way I use cookbooks, and the way I use Jewish cookbooks, in particular.

Deborah Fishman Shelby

There are lots of ways to infuse your celebration with Jewish meaning – and recipes from ReformJudaism.org. Start with a favorite turkey recipe and these dishes will cover the rest.

Marissa Solomon
Medieval Sephardic synagogue in Castelo de Vide, Portugal

What do dates, pomegranates, apples, spinach, squash, pumpkin, beets, scallions, and maybe even, the cheek meat of a fish have to do with Rosh HaShanah

Rabbi Lisa Sari Bellows
Bowl of bright pink borscht garnished with hard-boiled egg and greens

My kids would rather starve than eat a blintz or other food with roots in the shtetls of Eastern Europe. They’ll have to find other ways to connect to their Jewish past.

Rabbi Sharon G. Forman
Ivory and blue knit yarmulke pinned to top of dark haired head

If I hadn’t been wearing a yarmulke, I never would have spoken to the secular drag queen cashier in Tel Aviv, nor would he have met me, a queer Reform rabbinical student.

Andrew Oberstein
Chicken kebab hovering over a dish of peanut sauce

Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, is reported to have once said, "There will not be peace until access to the kebab is universal." Amen!

Kate Kaput
Menu from the Trefa Banquet

There is no question that treif was served at the Highland House banquet, but 135 years later there are still a number of historical questions that need to be addressed.

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.
Ingredients for Ethiopian Spiced Black Beans with Rice

Learn the fascinating story of how Israeli food developed into one of the world’s most vibrant and eclectic cuisines.

Tina Wasserman
Closeup of a child looking down on a container of blueberry ice cream on a picnic table

This ice cream is made with 100% kid power! I love this process because it’s fun, interactive, and takes some stamina.

Hannah Riederer
Three blintzes on a plate garnished with peach slices and a dollop of sour cream

When we moved to Israel, I kept Grandmother’s blintz pans. They were a link to the past: to heritage, to history, to family.

Cantor Evan Kent

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