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Holiday celebrations are a highly effective means of binding families and community and of passing traditions down to the next generation. It follows that Jewish holidays have been highly important to the Jewish People, who have faced external threats to their survival throughout history. And food has always played a primary part in the celebration of Jewish holidays.
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Purim - Holiday Food and Fun
Get Purim recipes, menus and information. Read about the Jewish holiday Purim. Learn how to make Purim food baskets and prepare a Purim feast.

Jewish Holiday Calendar for Cooks
This calendar contains 2008-2009 Gregorian calendar dates for Jewish holidays and links to traditional menus and recipes for each holiday.

The Jewish calendar begins with Rosh Hashana (New Years), which occurs in September or October. Thus, the Jewish Year straddles two years of the civil calendar.

The Jewish day begins and ends at sundown. Thus, all holidays begin at sundown of th…

Hanukkah - Holiday Food and Fun
Get Hanukkah recipes for potato pancakes - latkes, sufganiot and other traditional holiday dishes. Find kosher meat and dairy holiday menus. See how Jews celebrate the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which commemorates the military victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Second Temple.

Menus for Jewish High Holiday Meals
The Jewish High Holidays refer to the ten days beginning on Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur. Find menus, kosher recipes, fasting tips, and cooking suggestions for entertaining family and friends during the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement.

July 4th Menus and Recipes
Parades and picnics. Swimming and sunning. Fireworks and fun with family and friends. July 4th food has to be easy -- easy to prepare and easy to eat -- so both cooks and diners can enjoy the holiday's myriad of activities. Make your Fourth a hit with these kosher July 4th menus and recipes for a barbecue dinner and picnic lunch.

Kosher Guest in Non-Kosher Home
My home is not kosher. I am hosting a Book Club meeting this week, and one of the members keeps kosher. What can I serve?

3 Day Rosh Hashanah
Preparing for a long Jewish Holiday, such as when Rosh Hashanah is followed by Shabbat, requires good planning and creative thinking. These 3 Day Rosh Hashanah menus and recipes are designed for busy cooks who, despite limited time and energy, want to serve healthy, economical and festive holiday meals.

Sheva Brachot Recipes
Sheva Brachot refers both to the seven blessings recited for the bride and groom under the chuppah as well as to the six days of celebratory meals that follow the wedding. These celebratory meals are generally hosted by friends of the new couple, and at the end of the meal the seven blessings for the newlyweds are recited. Sheva Brachot menus...

Homemade Iced Tea
Give your July 4th cookout a special homemade touch by serving this Old-Fashioned Iced Tea. This flavorful drink cools, refreshes and brings back lovely memories.

Jewish Holiday Brisket
It wouldn't be a Jewish holiday in my home without brisket. This simple brisket recipe, which can be prepared in advance, produces moist, sweet meat which can be enjoyed throughout the holiday.

Homemade Lemonade
Give your July 4th cookout a special homemade touch by serving this Old-Fashioned Lemonade. This flavorful drink cools, refreshes and brings back lovely memories.

Iced Coffee
During the summer months, we like to prepare an iced coffee concentrate just before Shabbos. Then during the long, hot Sabbath day, we just add some milk for a delicious ice coffee treat.

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