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PROVIDENCE – More than 125 people gathered May 13 in the social hall at the Dwares Jewish Community Center to pay tribute to Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror. This year's program … more
(JTA) – How might we celebrate Passover differently this year? With so many Israelis brutally murdered on Oct. 7, so many soldiers killed or wounded in battle, so many people – … more
(JTA) ­– The creators of new Passover Haggadahs focused on Zionism and American patriotism were working on their projects long before Oct. 7, when Hamas attacked Israel and triggered a war in Gaza and a broad reckoning over both Israel and the place of Jews in the United States. Now the Haggadahs arrive at a time when the current crisis is certain … more
My longstanding interest in religious traditions, particularly those involving food and customs, led to a captivating experience at around this time last year: my first Passover seder. While I … more
While the larger publishing houses are putting out great Passover books, there are quality titles from smaller publishers as well. Kalaniot Books specializes in children’s books that capture … more
A superhero who saves the day; the return of a beloved multi-generational family of Jewish bears; a budding young nonbinary scientist who’s an heir to Frankenstein and a folk-style Ethiopian … more
JTA – Cacio e pepe translates to cheese and pepper, and the classic Roman pasta dish includes little more than these eponymous ingredients. In the classic recipe, spaghetti and salted pasta … more
JTA – Though my Grandma Snazzy, my mother’s mother, seemed to barely eat a thing (to this day, I am convinced she subsisted on toast and coffee), she was a wonderful Jewish cook. One of … more
JTA – Sauce gribiche is a cold egg sauce that originated in 19th-century France when the so-called “mother sauces” (or grandes sauces ) were being defined by chefs Marie Antoine … more
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