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Strictly speaking, Thanksgiving isn’t a Jewish holiday, but there are lots of ways to infuse your celebration with Jewish meaning – and recipes from ReformJudaism.org. Start with our favorite turkey recipe, and these tasty sides and desserts will cover the rest of the meal.

For starters, you probably need a great sauce or relish. We've got you covered:

Cranberry Pear Sauce Mixed-Fruit Cranberry Relish 

Accompany your turkey with some of our warm, autumnal side dishes:

Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes Bread Kugel with Dried Fruit and Sun-Dried Tomatoes (perfect instead of... Read More

Covers of three of the books listed in this article

There’s still plenty of summer left, which means lots of opportunities to get your summer reading in. Here are 10 of our favorite new-ish Jewish books.

Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell

Writer, producer, and director Nell Scovell worked behind the scenes of iconic TV shows like The Simpsons, Late Night with David Letterman (Scovell was only the second woman ever to write for the show), Murphy Brown, and Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, which she created and executive produced. In her fun, honest, and often shocking memoir, she writes about being a woman in a highly competitive, male...

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Collage of some of the Israeli dishes mentioned in this article including chicken kebabs and Israeli salad

Lag BaOmer is a festive day of outdoor celebration. Especially in Israel, many people celebrate with picnics and barbecues and use bonfires to symbolize the light of Torah.

You don’t need to be in Israel to celebrate this festive day the Israeli way. Here are the top recipes on ReformJudaism.org that you can use to host your own festive and delicious Lag BaOmer picnic or barbecue.

Entrees Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Orange Slices Grilled Chicken Breasts with Sofrito Shishlik (Meat Kebabs) Moroccan Chicken Kebabs Grilled Fish with Spice Rub BBQ Tempeh Kebabs... Read More

Closeup of a hand dipping a spoon into a full bowl of matzah ball soup with carrots

Who says eight days of dietary restrictions need to make your life less delicious? Here are 18 recipes for a tasty (but still unleavened!) Passover. 

For the Seder Plate 

Texas-Style Charoset: In Texas, where Macintosh apples are scarce, charoset is often made from a variety of sweet apples, and the nut of choice is the ubiquitous pecan.

Apple...

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Collage of photos of Passover recipes from around the world

Want to make Passover 5778 a little more worldy? Whether you use these recipes for your seder or for your fifth-night meal, here are 10 recipes that will give you a small taste of how many Jews around the world celebrate Passover. 

Sides and Appetizers  Jaroset (Panamanian Halek): Jewish chef Tina Wasserman shares a recipe from her Panamanian friend Rita, whose roots go back to Spain via Amsterdam and Curaçao. Tri-Colored Gefilte Loaf, Spanish Style: This recipe, which melds the flavors of a 500-year-old... Read More

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