Tzimmes is any kind of sweet stew. It usually is orange in color, and includes carrots, sweet potatoes and/or prunes. It is often served on Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year, because it is a sweet food and symbolizes the wish for a sweet new year.
A favorite Israeli street food, this sandwich (pronounced “sah-beekh”) has cooked potato, fried eggplant, and egg wrapped in a pita. If you aren’t in the Holy Land, though, you can make your own version at home! Our friends at ISRAEL21c show you how.
On Shavuot, which begins the evening of June 8, Jews often eat foods with dairy. They do this because the holiday is linked to the Exodus from Egypt into the Promised Land, “a land flowing with milk and honey.” This non-meat version of lasagna and cheese make it a perfect recipe for serving during Shavuot.
This month, Jews will celebrate Purim, which recalls the biblical story of Esther. A favorite Purim treat are cookies named after the villain of the story, Haman. The Fellowship's Rachel Katzman shows us how to make them.
Next week, Jews will celebrate Tu B'Shvat, a holiday that celebrates the annual cycle of life and the new year for trees! In Israel, it's traditional to prepare the foods of the Bible, or the "Seven Species." So today, we bring you a special Tu B'Shvat recipe that uses dates, which is one of the biblical foods and also a food grown in the Holy Land.
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