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One Bread Leads to Another

In: Jewish Learning, Recipes

It started with a simple discovery at the Shabbat dinner table which was followed by a half-serious question: “When was the last time you met a child named Bruce?” According to the collective wisdom, it was quite a long time ago, maybe 40 years or more. American Jewish parents gave their children names like Bruce [...]

Waving at Shavuot

In: Holidays, Jewish Learning, Recipes

With Shavuot beginning on Sunday night and Shabbat in between, challah has been in my thoughts more often this week than usual. In part, I’ve been considering how much I need and when I can bake or (yes, it’s true!) acquire it. I’ve also been thinking about how I’m going to differentiate between the festival and [...]