Holidays

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Purim events

The festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.” It is celebrated with Megillah readings, gifts of food, charity, feasting and merriment. Purim begins at sundown on Feb. 28…

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Holiday Gift Guide

DAVINES HOLIDAY GIFT SET Give the gift of healthy hair to someone you love. $65 EmmiDSalonSpa.com   MAZEL TOV GIFTS The largest Chanukah selection in Arizona. Menorah $329 480-922-0250   GRATITUDE GLASS JAR Begin each day recording all that you are grateful for. Create a jar of memories that celebrates the joy of being alive….

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Etrog Bundt Cake

Now you can have your etrog and eat it too! Enjoy this bundt cake using the juice and zest from the citrus fruit. Ingredients Cooking spray 1 etrog 1 lime ½ lemon 2¾ cups cake flour 3 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ¾ cup vegan butter 1½ cups sugar 3 eggs 1 cup…

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Precook for Break-the-Fast

PHOTO: this crust-less quiche with asparagus and feta can be prepared in advance, chilled and served later with little or no reheating involved for the break-the-fast after Yom Kippur. The holiday of Yom Kippur is one of reflection, repentance, and prayer, all of which takes place while fasting. At the end of the holiday, Jews traditionally share a…

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Rosh Hashanah Feast

Photo: Brisket photo by Daniel Lailah; Food styling by Amit Farber. Originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Family Table and Kosher.com. BRISKET Originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Family Table and Kosher.com By Brynie Greisman For years I’ve been dreaming about how to mimic the flavor and texture of meat they serve at simchas. I had my…

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Finding a path to forgiveness

On a chilly day in February over a decade ago, I drove my mother to the hospital to visit her only sister, Emily. My mother was anxious about seeing her. Not just because of her condition, which bordered on terminal, but because of their relationship, defined by years of unspoken hurt and unfinished conversations. We…

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Mitzvah Challenge 5777

We invited our readers to share their plans for renewing their spiritual commitment by taking on new mitzvot for the new year. Responses ranged from concrete measures to more esoteric commandments, and one that was even a little tongue-in-cheek. All represent steps along the path to a meaningful year ahead. We’d like to thank everyone…

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NowGen offers High Holiday tickets

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix NowGen launched NowGen Congregation Connection. Formerly known as Cool Shul, this program provides free and/or low-cost access to High Holiday tickets at a variety of congregations throughout the Valley. Participating congregations have provided a limited supply of complimentary and/or $36 tickets to allow young adults to attend Rosh Hashannah and…

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