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Being Relevant is Being Alive


I’m not sure when it happened, but somehow we all transitioned from carefree summer days into the solemnity of the High Holiday Season. There we were, perfecting our backstroke and barbecuing, when suddenly we became dizzied with school supplies and the search for a fish head. Very soon, we will be standing next to our …

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Fishing for a Lifetime


I know I think of the girls a lot, but I never imagined how they’d come to mind on a remote, scenic peninsula. Let me explain: After so many summers of talking about camping, my family finally decided that THIS would be the summer to do it. That’s how we found ourselves – and loads …

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Sun, Surf and….School???


This may be a bit of a shocker, especially if you’re relaxing by the pool as you read this. So get a good grip on your pina colada as I point out that, here in the US and other parts of the world, we’re just weeks away from another school year. Ooops! Did that jolt …

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Picking the right Apple


Fall is a favorite time for the outdoor fun activity of apple picking! But here in the Lev LaLev offices, we were wondering what the difference between all the amazing types of apples were and what is the best apple to use in all our upcoming Sukkot recipes; and what to look for while going …

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Rosh Hashana: The deeper meaning behind the shofar, apples and honey

AS WE APPROACH ROSH HASHANAH, let us explore some of its customs and laws in order to glean an insight as to how to tap in to the day’s energy. We are commanded to blow the Shofar on Rosh HaShanah, (Num.29:1; Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 585).  One dimension in understanding this Mitzvah is as follows: …

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Bee-utiful Crafts for Tiny Hands

Looking for a Rosh Hashana craft project to keep the little ones occupied while you cook up a storm? Or perhaps you’re all done and want to enjoy some fun quality time with the kids, or even get creative and make your own decorations!  Either way, here are some fun and easy crafts, courtesy of ChallahCrumbs.com …

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The Weinstein Vault of Secret Recipes

Shhh…..let’s just keep this between you and me, for here are treasured recipes which few have encountered. It’s the flavor of out-of-this world apple crisp, the moistest apple cake ever, and pastel de patata, a meat and potato dish spiced with Moroccan heart and soul. (This is in tribute to my mother and mother-in-law, from …

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Countdown to Rosh Hashana: Glancing Back to Look Ahead

One thing about Jewish holidays is that they are either early or late, but never on time. (Sound familiar?  About the late part I mean.) Not that this will change things, but I’m thinking it seems pretty unanimous that this year’s timing of these holy days is the best. During August, we were busy with starting …

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A Seder Plate for Rosh Hashanah?!

Some people actually have 2, or even 3, seders each year! Most people know about the Passover seder, few know about the Tu B’shvat seder, but many are now having Rosh Hashanah seder plates. The Rosh Hashanah seder is actually one of the holiday’s oldest food traditions — and now it’s one of the newest trends in …

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Rosh Hashana Honey Cake


An impressive cake with a lot of easy steps; but no one has to know how easy it really was to make! If you have the freezer space make this now and enjoy it later (Rosh Hashana is in 15 days!).  Just be ready for a lot of gasps of awe when you do serve …

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