Jewish Holidays

Purim’s Hidden Foodie Message

March 3, 2009, by

Did you know that the Purim story lasted for 13 years? 13 years in which God was hidden. Food combined with hidden spirituality is a major theme of the Purim story and it was through this the Jewish people were saved. Here are a collection of interesting insights into both food and customs and some […]

Tips for an Easy Fun Purim Party

March 3, 2009, by

Purim is just around the corner, celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein sits down with Linda Gassenheimer to talk about planning your Purim menu in the Premier episode of Food Talk on OURadio.org. Read Linda’s “Dinner in Minutes” food column from OUcooking.com.

Cunning General, Hidden Empress

March 3, 2009, by

Purim, and disguise the limit! Tradition has us featuring costumes relating to the characters named in the Megillah (The, ummm… err… extensive and quite thorough… story of Purim) as hiding the truth inside an inapt metaphor is part of the holiday theme . What’s it all about, then? We read in Dvarim:31 “…And I will […]

A Traditional Purim Feast. Brought Up to Date.

March 3, 2009, by

When Jayne Cohen and her sister returned home after their grandmother had passed away, they were determined to recreate the holiday dishes they had grown up on. But neither had ever attempted these traditional recipes. Those had been Grandma’s province. “We had never thought to copy down her recipes,” Cohen lamented. “But we shared a […]

Purim Coloring Pages

March 3, 2009, by

Color in the lines – Add color to these Purim scenes Click on the thumbnails to download the pdf             Send a Purim eCard! Learn more about Purim

Purim Party Kebabs

March 2, 2009, by

Listen to Linda’s Food Talk show on OURadio.org! Purim Party Kabobs for 4 or 40.- Walnut Crusted Tuna Kabobs with Onion and Pepper Rice Are you having a Purim Party or just looking for an easy weeknight dinner? These recipes fit both. Whether cooking for 4 or 40, these kebabs will please all age groups. […]

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