Shabbat Menu: Before the Fast

Every week Jspace will feature a Shabbat menu from start to finish, complete with sides and desserts to simplify your busy schedule.

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Auschwitz Restaurant Tops Kickstarter Goals

An initiative to build a kosher café near Auschwitz has surpassed its initial fundraising goal on Kickstarter. Staff at the Auschwitz Jewish Center originally launched the quest on Kickstarter, an online fundraising platform, asking potential contributors to donate funds toward a desired $25,000. Organizers promised the proposed restaurant, to be called Café Oshpitzin, would produce vegetarian items […]

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Israel Receives First-Ever Etrog Shipment from Morocco

Israel has received its first-ever shipment of etrogs from Morocco ahead of the Sukkot holiday, the Jerusalem Post reported. The etrog, a fruit of the citron tree, is one of the four species—along with the lulav from the date palm tree, hadassim from the myrtle tree, and aravot from the willow tree—mentioned in the Hebrew […]

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Katz’s Delicatessen Photo Book Tells Delicious Story

No need to grab a ticket, New York’s famed Katz’s Delicatessen is coming to bookstores near you. To coincide with the deli’s 125th anniversary on September 18, Bauer and Dean Publishers the first-ever book about the institution, “Katz’s: Autobiography of a Delicatessen.” The book about the Lower East Side classic features 645 photos of pastrami […]

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$300K Faux Burger Backed by Jewish Billionaire and Google Founder

News broke today that the world’s first synthetically grown hamburger had finally been tasted, a culinary creation with one famous Jewish backer. Google founder and Jewish-billionaire Sergey Brin invested in the $330,000 hamburger, which was finally tasted Monday in London. “I like to look at technology opportunities where the technology seems like it’s on the cusp of […]

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Culinary Birthright Participants Cook for IDF Soldiers

A group of 50 excited young men and women enter the hall, chatting in small groups. Without a fuss they take their seats and face the front, awaiting orders. Though visibly tired, everyone remains focused, as they know the evening’s operation—the peak event of a week of non-stop activity—depends entirely on their ability to execute […]

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Community, Local Police Come Together for the Needy on Rosh Hashanah

In what is a well-established community tradition, families in the community of Talmon in Samaria got together last week prior to Rosh Hashanah to prepare food packages for needy members of their community for the upcoming Jewish New Year. Working side by side with local policemen who volunteered their time, children and their parents came […]

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How to Braid a Round Challah for Rosh Hashanah

For Rosh Hashanah, Jspace has put together an instructional video and recipe for whole wheat round challah with raisins, special for the New Year. Everyone loves challah, but homemade challah is extra good. Once you make this simple recipe, you will be hooked and you family will never let you bring home store-bought challah again! […]

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Brunch Menu: Rosh Hashanah

Every week Jspace Food features a brunch menu from start to finish, complete with sides and desserts to simplify your busy schedule. Find more brunch menus here!

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Israelis to Consume 15,000 Tons of Apples for Rosh Hashanah

The apple and honey tradition on Rosh Hashanah has Israelis consuming 15,000 tons of apples during the month of September, an increase of almost 50 percent from average consumption during the rest of the year. Israel’s crop of apples is of a particularly high quality this year, according to Amos Levin, general manager of the Galilee […]

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