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Lemonana Tiramisu

Ingredients: For the tiramisu: • 24 ladyfinger or sponge finger biscuits • 1 cup lemon curd (or mix 1 cup of sweetened condensed milk with 1/2 cup of lemon juice until thick) • 1 1/2 cups cream, chilled • 1/2 cup powdered sugar • 16 oz. (450 g.) mascarpone cheese, chilled • 1 tsp vanilla

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Out-from-Egypt Passover Lamb

  Passover is one of the most joyous times of the year here in Israel. The festival commemorates God delivering the Israelites from slavery in Egypt with “a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm” (Deut. 26:8). Families gather together on the first night of Passover to eat a dinner called a seder, which literally

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Halva

January 16, 2024

  Halva is a sweet treat made from tahini or sesame paste. Thought to have originated in ancient Persia, halva has captured the hearts of Israelis and is a sweet treat of choice enjoyed throughout the year. It has become a feature in markets around the country, with Jerusalem’s Mehane Yehuda market boasting a delightful

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Spicy Hanukkah Beef Stew

November 9, 2023

Hanukkah (Festival of Lights) is an eight-day festival celebrating the rededication of the Second Temple following the Maccabean Revolt. It is celebrated by lighting the hanukkiah or the nine-branched menorah every night, reciting special prayers and enjoying fried food. This feast falls during the cold, dark months of winter, so what’s better than a hearty

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Pomegranate and Apple Sukkot Strudel

Sukkot is a week-long festival centered around rejoicing and thanksgiving in God’s protection and provision. The feast is synonymous with building a sukkah (or sukkot for plural), a hut-like structure that serves as a reminder of the flimsy shelters the Israelites lived in during their 40 years in the desert following the Exodus from Egypt.

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Apple and Honey Glazed Brisket

  Rosh HaShanah or the Jewish New Year is a two-day holiday celebrating the start of a new year on the biblical calendar. The festival falls on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh biblical month, which is usually in September or October on the Gregorian calendar. It is the first of the High Holidays

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“Squeeze-the-day” Limonana

Picture yourself on a scorching day in Israel, yearning for a refreshing, tangy and sweet drink to quench your thirst. Enter Limonana, a beloved beverage among locals and tourists alike. Its name is derived from the Hebrew words for lemon (limon) and mint (nana). As you take the first sip, the combination of the lemon’s

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Robbie’s Sweet and Seder-y Exodus Cake

On the night of Passover, families and friends will sit down to a table groaning with tasty treats for the seder (Passover ritual meal). Each of these dishes will have one thing in common. Regardless of whether it is sweet or savory, hot or cold, starter, main or dessert, every single dish will be free

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Tu BiShvat Chicken

In February, Israel celebrates Tu BiShvat, a holiday known as the new year for the fruits of the trees. Leviticus 19:23–25 prohibits eating fruit from trees during the first three years. In the fourth year, the fruit yield belongs to God. Only from the fifth year is the fruit for the enjoyment of the people.

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Kugel

The kugel is a firm Jewish favorite that will have a place of honor at most Sabbath meals and traditional holiday tables. Described as a casserole or a pudding, the kugel had its humble beginnings 800 years ago in southern Germany and soon became a staple among Jewish families in Eastern Europe. Originally served in

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