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What to do in Israel this Summer

Israel’s long and unique history spans literally thousands of years. Today, the little country is a bustling, diverse world all of its own. From snow-capped mountains to arid desert, ancient stones to sleek glass, and religious enclaves to multicultural secular cities, Israel truly does have it all! Additionally, it’s home to three of the world’s […]

Chametz-Free Meal Ideas for Passover

Looking for Passover meal ideas? The notion of chametz means that anything leavened – a grain-based food that either rises with yeast or other additives or swells with the addition of water – is out, making Pesach menus tricky to put together. In addition, many communities – in particular Ashkenazi ones (Jews of German descent) […]

Perfect Roast Potatoes

roast potato recipe

For most of us, Shabbat is about two things: family and food. For most people, Friday night dinner is a weekly, unchanging ritual, and a thing of untouchable holiness in and of itself. Vegetarian households like my own aside, the tradition is not to meddle with tradition: succulent roast chicken and crispy roasted potatoes take […]