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Rosh Hashanah

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  • On Faith: Fasting in modern world has value

    Fasting might seem a grim topic in the midst of the Orange County Fair, beach picnics and the start of the Olympic Games. But highly observant Jews took part last weekend in Tisha B'Av, a 25-hour fast from food and drink to mark the destruction of the...
  • HdG community yard sale is Saturday

    Shop, dear readers, The Havre de Grace Community-wide Yard Sale Saturday, Sept. 15, for bargains galore (rain date Sept. 16) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additions, check the HdG tourism website, hdgtourism.com, and download a list. Lots of good buys at: 226 N....
  • Rosh Hashanah feasts center on sweet harvest

    Rosh Hashanah feasts center on sweet harvest
    It seems like Rosh Hashanah customs were created by lovers of fruits and vegetables. Most families will begin Sunday night's holiday dinner with apple wedges dipped in honey to symbolize the hope for a sweet New Year, and many serve sweet vegetables,...
  • Recipe: Quick couscous

    Recipe: Quick couscous
      Total time: 20 minutes Servings: 6 1 pound (2½ cups) couscous 1 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 2 cups boiling water 6 tablespoons hot broth Additional broth, soup or stew (for serving) 1. Put couscous in a sauté pan....
  • Recipe: Sweet sesame sauce

    Recipe: Sweet sesame sauce
      Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 9 to 12 6 tablespoons tahini, stirred in the jar until blended before measuring 3 tablespoons water, more if needed 6 tablespoons date honey (also known as silan or date molasses) or bee honey, more if desired Spoon...
  • Recipe: Sautéed apples

    Recipe: Sautéed apples
      Total time: 20 minutes Servings: 12 servings of 2 apple pieces, as garnish Note: If you prefer more apple pieces for each serving, double the ingredients and cook the apples in two batches. 2 large sweet-tart apples, such as Braeburn (14 ounces to...
  • Recipe: Dried fruit and almond garnish

    Recipe: Dried fruit and almond garnish
      Total time: 1 hour Servings: 6 as garnish Note: In the homes of Jews from North Africa, this mixture of browned onions, dried fruit and fried almonds is popular for festive occasions as a garnish for couscous or rice. You can blanch the almonds...
  • Recipe: Black-eyed peas with leeks and chard

    Recipe: Black-eyed peas with leeks and chard
      Total time: 2½ hours Servings: 6 as appetizer or side dish Note: Since fresh black-eyed peas are time-consuming to shell, I serve a small amount separately to be added to each portion. Slim black-eyed peas don't need to be shelled. They can be...
  • Recipe: Couscous with seven blessed vegetables

    Recipe: Couscous with seven blessed vegetables
    Couscous with seven blessed vegetables Total time: 3 hours, 45 minutes (plus 2½ hours cooking time for the dried chickpeas if using) Servings: 6 Note: This recipe includes vegetables baked with sugar and cinnamon. They can be served as an appetizer for...
  • The God Squad: As High Holidays approach, may we all forgive each other

    I am deep in prayer and preparation for the Jewish High Holidays that begin with the Jewish New Year celebration of Rosh Hashana this Sunday evening (all Jewish holidays begin the sundown before the day of the holiday. This is followed in 10 days by Yom...
  • Lake Forest High School opens without teachers during labor strike

    Lake Forest High School opens without teachers during labor strike
    While teachers remained on strike, Lake Forest High School reopened Monday, apparently with enough students and certified teachers on hand to meet state criteria. But whether the unusual move by the district will allow Monday to count as an official...