The use of sherry vinegar, cumin, and oranges speaks volumes about the Iberian influence on the cooking of South America.
Here is the quintessential Jewish question: How do we emulate God? We are told that we were created by God. We are told that we have a divine spark within us.
"Tu" (the Hebrew abbreviation of 15th) in the month of Shvat was set (Hillel's opinion generally overrules Shammai's) as the beginning of the tithable year for tree fruit: Calculating the tithe on fruit starts again for fruit that sets after that date.
The mechanism to connect the Exodus with the giving of the Torah is a simple one-counting the days.
This year at our Passover seder, I experienced something deeply powerful which I had not felt in the context of Passover before.
Literally, “four species.” The Torah specifies four species to bring together on Sukkot. The four species are: lulav (branches of palm trees), etrog (citron), hadasim (myrtle branches), and aravot (willows) (Leviticus 23:40).