Shavuot, the Kosher Feast of Weeks
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Shavuot, the Kosher Feast of Weeks

Saturday evening marks the start of the two-day holiday of Shavuot, the “Feast of Weeks” that marks 50 days since the start of Passover and commemorates Moses’ delivering the Ten Commandments to the Hebrews. Shavuot also marks the summer grain harvest (not yet the time here in Toronto!) and initially began as a pilgrimage festival to Jerusalem. Celebrate…

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Take Me Out to a Kosher Ball Game!

It’s still cold here in Toronto but at least the temperatures have stayed well above freezing. And if the forecast can be trusted, we may even hit the 50s next week! Even better, today was Opening Day for Major League Baseball. You know spring’s gotta be on the way. More MLB Teams Serve Kosher Foods…

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Passover Catering Lets You Try a Different Flavor

Many  Jews in North America are Ashkenazic, descended from the Jews of Eastern Europe, France, and Germany. Notably absent from this European theater are the Sephardic Jews, who come from southern European countries, particularly Spain and Portugal. Historically, these Jews had strong cultural ties to Northern Africa and the Middle East. In fact, the word…

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This Year, Cater the Passover Seder!

Passover is probably my favorite Jewish holiday. It has everything I love: guests who I want in my home (!), great food, and of course good wine. But even I have to admit it can be stressful to put together a Passover seder. I’ve witnessed the following: Last-minute problems finding a lamb shank Not enough…