Jewish tradition gives structure to many aspects of mourning as a way to create order at a time when mourners may feel unmoored.
My husband introduced me to techina (tahini), a staple found in most Israeli kitchens, as soon as we made aliyah in 1992.
Enjoy bulgur paired with small, green French lentils and hazelnuts to create a very elegant and nutritionally balanced dish.
During the year I spent studying in Jerusalem as a rabbinic student, it was impossible to escape the upcoming High Holy Days.
One of my most precious possessions is a copy of the Talmudic tractate Kiddushin printed in Munich in 1946 on presses once used for Nazi propaganda.
By Cantor Barbara R. Finn