symbolic foods

Purim This Weekend!

Purim We are a few days from Erev Purim! I hope you have a costume planned and a place to go for the Purim Schpiel. Purim is one of those “different” holidays. There’s the kids’ level – a story of Queen Esther saving the Jews, and the adult level – where there’s a lot of…

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We are what we Nosh

Rabbi Milder of Beth Emek in Pleasanton sent out an email to his congregation last Friday reminding them of the importance of food – as a gesture of hospitality, as a social mixer, as a gesture of caring. Here’s what he had to say: Shabbat services don’t feel complete without Oneg Shabbat. It’s like dinner…

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Chocolate Caramel Crack(ers)

From my friend, Francisco, an addictive Passover dessert. (In this batch Francisco substituted 2 1/2 cups of chopped up almond M&Ms for the chocolate & almonds the recipe calls for.) Chocolate Caramel Crack(ers) 4 to 6 sheets matzo or approximately 40 Saltine crackers or crackers of your choice 1 cup (2 sticks or 8 ounces)…

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