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The Light of Lag B’Omer

As a child growing up in America, the Jewish holiday Lag B’Omer was just a minor holiday. We had school on that day, but it was an extra fun day, usually in a park, and if we were lucky, we attended a bonfire at night. Certain names and customs were associated with the day, but although I had an excellent Jewish education, I had a very poor grasp on what the day was all about. Then I moved to Israel . . .

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Let’s Make Coffee Coconut Date Balls!

Dates are a popular sweet ingredient in Israeli dishes and often take the place of sugar in dessert recipes, such as in this week’s recipe. Try making coffee coconut date balls brought to you by The Fellowship’s Rachel Katzman! She says this is the perfect treat to share with family and friends.

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