When I was a young girl, my grandfather used to take me shopping in the Bronx, or sometimes as far away as Brooklyn, as a special treat. First stop: the […]
The knee bone’s connected to the…skin? Yes, it is. And a holistic view of the body and its functions is firmly rooted in Jewish spirituality. The soul and the body […]
Baking a “schlissel challah” for the first Shabbos after Pesach is a beloved Hassidic custom. Surprisingly, it’s been ardently disputed by one online author as to the custom’s Jewish bona fides. His […]
Is a Greek Hanukkah possible? Depends what we mean by “Greek”. But some delicious Greek-Jewish rice cakes are always in order.
Air-bread. That’s what my friend’s father, a holocaust survivor, used to call the bread he found when he arrived on American shores. Not only does most commercial American bread lack taste […]