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Slideshow Like so many other Jewish families, throughout my childhood my father, mother, sister, and I would travel to the Lower East Side to frequent bargain shops and kosher restaurants. My father liked to stop at the Hebrew scribe on Essex Street. Sometimes he needed to have the scroll in his tefillin or mezuzah checked to make sure it was still kosher. But other times he just enjoyed talking to the scribe in Yiddish, a language few people in our Upper East Side Jewish community spoke. This was the moment my sister and I had been waiting for. The waiter, dressed in a short red jacket and tasseled Chinese skullcap, took our order—spare ribs, fried rice, and egg drop soup. Our routine never varied. We observed inviolable rituals and ate special foods.

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A roti of fine white maida, leavened, rolled out oval in shape, sprinkled with nigella kalonji seeds and baked in a tandoor or ordinary oven. Small, mud plastered ovens closely resembling present-day tandoors’ have been excavated at Kalibangan, and Indus Valley site. In about AD , Amir Khusrau notes naan-e-tanuk light bread and naan-e-tanuri cooked in a tandoor oven at the imperial court in Delhi.

Pour sensory consultants tried a canned chicken noodle soup, a vegetable beef soup, and a tomato soup.

Construction[ edit ] Fray Juan Ricci — , sketch of the menorah as described in Exodus, undated. Hammer out its base and shaft, and make its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them. Numbers , chapter 8, adds that the seven lamps are to give light in front of the lampstand and reiterates that the lampstand was made in accordance with the pattern shown to Moses on the mountain. The historian Josephus , who witnessed the Temple’s destruction, says that the menorah was actually situated obliquely, to the east and south.

Philo and Josephus and medieval e. Ibn Ezra who express an opinion on the subject state that the arms were round. In that frieze, the menorah is shown resting upon a double hexagonal base, built all around in the form of a step. The lower base was identical in design to the upper base, only larger in circumference. Each facet of the hexagonal base was made with two vertical stiles and two horizontal rails, a top rail and a bottom rail, resembling a protruding frame set against a sunken panel.

These panels have some relief design set or sculpted within them. The panels are depicting the Ziz and the Leviathan from Jewish mythology. Stone with Menorah that was found in the Archaeological site Magdala. In , the ruins of a synagogue with pottery dating from before the destruction of the Second Temple were discovered under land in Magdala owned by the Legionaries of Christ , who had intended to construct a center for women’s studies.

This menorah has arms which are polygonal, not rounded, and the base is not graduated but triangular.

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And, to all you Dads out there — be sure you pay close attention and heed these wise words. About Michael Michael Mitchell is an almost thirty-something dad who blogs daily tips and life lessons for dads of daughters at lifetoheryears. He spends his days practicing the arts of fatherhood and husbandry, while attempting to be a man of God and a professional raiser of philanthropic funds. Treat her mother with respect, honor, and a big heaping spoonful of public displays of affection.

The fragile peace established by the Oslo Accords crumbled.

According to the Bible, Israel is the name given by God to Jacob. The modern country of Israel includes two distinct nationalities, the Palestinian and the Jewish. Each nationality is inextricable from its religious identity. The Palestinians are Arabs whose traditions are founded in Muslim culture; the Jews define their culture in large part around their religion as well.

Each group identifies as part of a larger, international religious and cultural community, and each has a history in the region that goes back to ancient times. Its total area is 8, square miles 20, square kilometers , slightly smaller than New Jersey. The Negev Desert covers the south of the country. Mountains rise in the central region from the low coastal plain along the Mediterranean. The Jordan River stretches miles kilometers from Syria in the north, emptying into the Dead Sea.

The Dead Sea technically a lake is, at 1, feet meters below sea level, the lowest inland sea on earth.

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The old lady at the end of the table is a classic Jew-hater. Rabbinic separatism and Jewish secularism. You see, I grew up as a Jew, and we viewed Christianity and Christian perpetuity as a threat to our own peoplehood and agenda.

Since independence, sanitation has improved, and the rate of infectious diseases has decreased.

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All tasted a bit better than the dried soups.

The distinction is less rigid than often maintained. The Montreal-style bagel contains malt and sugar with no salt; it is boiled in honey-sweetened water before baking in a wood-fired oven. It is predominantly of the sesame “white” seeds variety bagels in Toronto are similar to those made in New York in that they are less sweet, generally are coated with poppy seeds and are baked in a standard oven.

In distinction, the New York bagel contains salt and malt and is boiled in water before baking in a standard oven. The resulting bagel is puffy with a moist crust. The Montreal bagel is smaller though with a larger hole , crunchier, and sweeter. For instance, Davidovich Bagels , made in NYC, are a recognized wholesale manufacturer of bagels that use these traditional bagel-making techniques associated here with the Montreal-style bagel , including kettle boiling and plank baking in a wood fired oven.

Thus, Chicago-style bagels are baked or baked with steam. His recipe yields bagels flatter than New York-style bagels, characterized by a rough-textured crust. Non-traditional doughs and types[ edit ] While normally and traditionally made of yeasted wheat , in the late 20th century variations on the bagel flourished. Non-traditional versions that change the dough recipe include pumpernickel , rye , sourdough , bran , whole wheat , and multigrain.

Other variations change the flavor of the dough, often using blueberry , salt , onion , garlic , egg , cinnamon , raisin , chocolate chip , cheese , or some combination of the above. Green bagels are sometimes created for St. Many corporate chains now offer bagels in such flavors as chocolate chip and French toast.

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Stew is generally appreciated in larger chunks as main course, always served warm. Slow cooking renders tough cuts of meat delicious. The fact “stew” was a verb before it was a noun means much. Deliberate slow cooking with minimal moisture produces amazing results. The best way to compare definitions of two terms is take them from the same source. It is interesting to note Escoffier does not attempt to define the differences.

All tasted a bit better than the dried soups.

It translates into the idea that Wiesel so beautifully captured as aphorism in my favorite quote. The older I get the more I am astonished by its truth, both in a national as well as personal sense. The seemingly haphazard, random, and arbitrary events that comprise the story of our lives begin to form a coherent and purposeful narrative when we view them from a divine perspective. Rabbi Benjamin Blech 2.

Life is all about the ability to get up from challenge. Greatness is defined as getting up one more time than what you’ve fallen down. The Torah defines someone who’s righteous not as someone who had succeeded, but someone who has persevered.

Jews From Cochin Bring Their Unique Indian Cuisine to Israeli Diners

This tradition is one of the reasons Israelis think they know all about India the other being the fact that Israelis think they know all about everything. While there are different groups of Jews in India, living in different areas , the Cochin Jews of South India are the oldest, dating back to biblical times. These Jews, whom the Hindu Raja granted their own area in the southern Indian port city of Cochin known today as Kochi during the Middle Ages, lived peacefully in what is now part of the state of Kerala.

The majority settled in moshavim around the country, while some moved to various cities. In the s, there were between 2, and 3, Cochin Jews in Israel.

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She lives with her family in Chicago, and has lectured internationally on Jewish topics. Her book Angels at the table: It has been praised as “life-changing”, a modern classic, and used in classes and discussion groups around the world. The opinions expressed in the comment section are the personal views of the commenters. Comments are moderated, so please keep it civil. Could anyone please direct me to where I can find the meaning of this?

The Scots are left of centre post christian society. They are a welcoming warm hospitable people. Yes where they see inhumanity they speak. In Israel there are many Jews and non- Jews secular and religious who are against violence. Are they too anti-semitic?? That which is political is not always hatred against a group, verbalisations of outrage against violence is not anti- any group.

To be pro- one group does not make one anti another group.

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