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April 21, 2012

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Spinach and Feta Squares

Shavuot is a time to enjoy dairy foods. Here is a great side dish or vegetarian entrée made with spinach, feta cheese, and Phyllo dough that is very popular in the Middle East. This recipe is very convenient because it can be made a day ahead and popped into the oven just before the meal. My family loves this special treat.

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April 5, 2012

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Homemade Matzo (Unleavened Bread)

While packaged matzo crackers are readily available in grocery store Kosher sections during Passover, the homemade version is always more delicious. This variation includes instructions on making soft matzo (like…

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Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Charoset

Many variations of charoset, a traditional fruit/nut mixture representing the brick and mortar of Egyptian slavery, is found on Jewish seder plates around the world. Similar apple/nut recipes such as this one are especially common on Passover tables in the United States. While a small amount of symbolic charoset is required per person for the meal, go ahead and make plenty– you’ll want to add this favorite recipe to your passover dinner dessert menu!

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March 16, 2012

The Silenced Still Speak

Reflections of a Personal Pilgrimage to France

I have prayerfully read the book “The Practice of the Presence of God” by Brother Lawrence many times—its message has served to deepen my faith. Its author’s dedicated example of…

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January 4, 2012

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Spinach, Red Onion, and Feta Quiche

There are several reasons Jewish people around the globe gleefully indulge in milk and cheese products during the season of Shavuot. Here is one: Traditionally God’s chosen people celebrate receiving the Torah on this feast, and it is important to recount how necessary and beneficial the Torah is to life! It is compared to the nourishment and sweetness of milk and honey, “Like honey and milk under your tongue” (Song of Songs 4:11).

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April 30, 2011

Ten Reasons to Support MJBI

1. The MJBI was birthed in a supernatural move of God in 1996 as a response to the historic numbers of new Jewish believers in the former Soviet Union. 2….

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April 6, 2010

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: White Soup for Sabbath

This hearty potato and onion winter soup is a wonderful start to a Shabbat meal. Its creamy white color is another appropriate welcome for the Bride and Bridegroom on Shabbat!…

Posted in Jewish Holidays | By Used by permission from the book, "Sabbath: A Gift of Time" by Bonnie Saul Wilks Read more ›