Articles from the September 11, 2015 edition

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Pomegranate and honey-glazed chicken

(The Nosher via JTA)-Pomegranates, or rimonim in Hebrew, are one of the most recognizable and highly symbolic fruits in Jewish culture. Originating in Persia, these reddish, thick-skinned fruits (tech... Full story


Use a slow cooker for Rosh Hashanah meals

Laura Frankel, auther of “Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes,” suggests this Veal Ragout as the main course after services on the High Holidays. Each fall, when the first cold snap hits, I start looking for hearty dishes with big flavor like this homey b... Full story


Apple and Honey Pie Pops

(The Nosher via JTA)—Like most Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashanah brings to mind certain traditional food customs, the most well-known being the dipping of apples in honey. And while a classic apple pie or cake is a lovely way to mark our hopes for a... Full story


The Reform movement's new holiday prayer book is radically inclusive

(JTA)—When some Reform synagogue-goers open up their prayer books this High Holiday season, they will be greeted with snippets of poems by the likes of Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda. Feminist and LGBTQ-friendly terms and phrases will be subtly... Full story


2015 Community Year in Review

September The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando in collaboration with community agencies and synagogues held three events fostering unity and support for Israel. In addition, the Federation launched an Israel Emergency Fund to raise cash for... Full story


Looking back at 5775

NEW YORK (JTA)-As 5775 winds to a close, here's a look back on the highs and lows (and everything in between) of the year that was. September 2014 At the annual U.N. General Assembly, President... Full story


Rosh Hashanah games and the 'Pickle of Life'

Before I get going with today’s column, I would like to wish all my readers a good and healthy CUCUMBER in which you are inscribed in the PICKLE of Life. What the--?? Rosh Hashanah is almost here—a time for solemn introspection. But that... Full story


The top Jewish newsmakers of 5775

(JTA)-Whether you love them or hate them-or your feelings are purely pareve-these 13 Jews repeatedly made the news in 5775. David Blatt  American-Israeli coach David Blatt, in his first season as... Full story


Why Shemini Atzeret is the pinnacle of the High Holidays season

NEW YORK (JTA)—You might not know it, but Shemini Atzeret is the pinnacle of the High Holidays season. Not Rosh Hashanah, when our fates for the year are traditionally written, nor Yom Kippur, when they are sealed. Shemini Atzeret, the... Full story


Read all about it: The five best new kids' books for the High Holidays

(JTA)-From Antarctica to Shanghai and farms to cities, this year's crop of High Holidays books for children offers a globe-trotting exploration. Friendship and family are the themes that run through... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    September 11, 2015

Eight stories to watch in Israel next year

(JTA)—Tired of hearing about Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians or the machinations of a certain Islamic Republic? There’s plenty of other news happening in Israel, from uproars over the country’s enormous natural gas reserves to a... Full story


Israel continues fight against Iran deal

It is now clear that the Iranian nuclear deal will pass Congress. President Obama now has the 34 votes to override any Congressional objections, and is well on the way to being able to prevent any vote at all, if he can achieve the 41 votes needed... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 11, 2015

What America will offer Israel after the nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The moment the Iran nuclear deal becomes law, as seems increasingly likely given growing congressional support for the agreement, the focus of the U.S.-Israel conversation will shift to the question of what’s next. What more... Full story


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