Perfect Roast Potatoes

Mar 01, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold
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 pride of place on Shabbat tables world over. Our dining room motto paraphrases the wise […]


This Week’s Torah Portion: Tetzaveh

Feb 21, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold

Name: Tetzaveh Reading: Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 Haftarah: Samuel 1 15:2 – 15:34 Parsha Summary – Tetzaveh God Instructs Moses Regarding the Mishkan Instructions regarding the travelling Temple, also called the mishkan, continue: Use pure olive oil in the lamp and never let it go out. The Priests’ Clothing Aaron and his family will be priests. Make them holy, beautiful garments: a breastplate, an ephod, a robe, a tunic, a […]

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Purim Story Summary

Feb 20, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold
Purim Queen Esther

Purim Story Summary Introduction King Achashverosh reigns over 127 provinces from India to Ethiopia. In the third year of his reign, he made a magnificent 180-day feast for the nobles of his lands, followed by a week-long feast for the people of Shushan, his capital city. Queen Vashti throws a party in her house for the women. The drunk king commands the queen to appear before his party wearing nothing […]

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