Stella's Sephardic Table

Jewish Family Recipes from the Mediterranean Island of Rhodes
Author: Stella Cohen,Marc Hoberman
Publisher: Hoberman
ISBN: 9781919939674
Category: Cooking
Page: 303
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To be seated at a Sephardic table is to bare witness to centuries of a mesmerizingly rich cultural heritage overflowing with traditions and festivities, symbols and superstitions, stories and insights, fragrances, tastes and culinary secrets - all handed down from generation to generation around the ever-present Sephardic feast. Following the expulsion of the Jews in 1492 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, Sephardic Jewish communities spread to new shores bringing with them their rich gastronomic heritage from Moorish Spain which naturally evolved into a wonderfully complex fusion of flavours incorporating Ottoman Turkish, Greek, Hispanic, African and other influences. Deeply inspired by her roots and constantly immersed in its traditions, author, artist and Sephardic cuisine expert Stella Cohen has set out to record the legacy of this vibrant, fascinating yet vanishing world for posterity and tell the story of her own family’s cultural journey from Rodos (where her great-grandfather Haham Yaacov Capouya, was the esteemed sage and Rabbi of Rhodes) to Rhodesia (today known as Zimbabwe) where she has raised her family to continue the traditions as passed on to her. In 1986, "Sephardic Cuisine” by Stella Cohen, a humble spiral bound cookbook, was independently published under the auspices of the Sephardic community of Zimbabwe and quickly became an international success, being reprinted many times over. For more than ten years, Stella has worked at revising and extending the original to include a more thorough exploration of the age-old subject and the techniques and traditions around it. Stella’s Sephardic Table is a treasure trove of inspiration for the soul, filled with over 250 sumptuous easy-to-follow recipes, all lavishly illustrated and garnished with anecdotes, Ladino sayings, essays and rare insights into family-cherished tips and tricks traditionally passed from mother to daughter.

The Sephardic Table

The Vibrant Cooking of the Mediterranean Jews : a Personal Collection of Recipes from the Middle East, North Africa, and India
Author: Pamela Grau Twena
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395892602
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Presents a variety of recipes for Sephardic Jewish dishes, including salads, appetizers, stews, soups, pastries, and main courses

Sephardic Flavors

Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean
Author: Joyce Goldstein
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811826624
Category: Cooking
Page: 205
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Introduces a collection of recipes that combine the cooking traditions of Judaism with the traditions from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Turkey.

Aromas of Aleppo

The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews
Author: Poopa Dweck
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062042645
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
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When the Aleppian Jewish community migrated from the ancient city of Aleppo in historic Syria and settled in New York and Latin American cities in the early 20th century, it brought its rich cuisine and vibrant culture. Most Syrian recipes and traditions, however, were not written down and existed only in the minds of older generations. Poopa Dweck, a first generation Syrian–Jewish American, has devoted much of her life to preserving and celebrating her community's centuries–old legacy. Dweck relates the history and culture of her community through its extraordinary cuisine, offering more than 180 exciting ethnic recipes with tantalizing photos and describing the unique customs that the Aleppian Jewish community observes during holidays and lifecycle events. Among the irresistible recipes are: •Bazargan–Tangy Tamarind Bulgur Salad •Shurbat Addes–Hearty Red Lentil Soup with Garlic and Coriander •Kibbeh–Stuffed Syrian Meatballs with Ground Rice •Samak b'Batata–Baked Middle Eastern Whole Fish with Potatoes •Sambousak–Buttery Cheese–Filled Sesame Pastries •Eras bi'Ajweh–Date–Filled Crescents •Chai Na'na–Refreshing Mint Tea Like mainstream Middle Eastern cuisines, Aleppian Jewish dishes are alive with flavor and healthful ingredients–featuring whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and olive oil–but with their own distinct cultural influences. In Aromas of Aleppo, cooks will discover the best of Poopa Dweck's recipes, which gracefully combine Mediterranean and Levantine influences, and range from small delights (or maza) to daily meals and regal holiday feasts–such as the twelve–course Passover seder.

Saffron Shores

Jewish Cooking of the Southern Mediterranean
Author: Joyce Goldstein
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811830522
Category: Cooking
Page: 189
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A cookbook that celebrates the Jewish heritage of the Southern Mediterranean offers commentary on the history and traditional flavors of the area and recipes for dishes from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.

Rhodes and the Holocaust

The Story of the Jewish Community from the Mediterranean Island of Rhodes
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450234535
Category: History
Page: 124
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Rhodes and the Holocaust is the story of “La Juderia,” the Jewish community that once lived and flourished on Rhodes Island, the largest of the twelve Dodecanese islands in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Turkey. While the focus of the accounts of the Holocaust has for the most part been on the Jewish populations of Eastern and Middle Europe, little seems to be known of the events that affected those communities in Greece and the surrounding Aegean Islands during that time. The population of this group was almost annihilated, reduced from a thriving community of over 80,000, to less than a 1,000 survivors, who were left to tell their stories. Among the victims of Rhodes Island were the grandmother and aunt of the author, who were killed by falling bombs, and his grandfather, who was taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp. This history tells of the deceit and inhuman treatment the entire Jewish community of Rhodes experienced during their deportation and eventual “liberation” by the Russian Army. The heart-wrenching story of the Rhodes Jewish community is told through the experiences of a thirteen-year-old boy, taken by the Nazis to Auschwitz along with his father and his eleven-year-old sister.; Most of all, Rhodes and the Holocaust makes known the story of that community’s existence and struggle for survival.

Savta Simcha and the Cinnamon Tree

Author: Yaffa Ganz
Publisher: Feldheim Publishers
ISBN: 9780873063548
Category: Fasts and feasts
Page: 96
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The further adventures of Savta Simcha, Uncle Nechemya, and the orphan boy Ezra who comes to live with them in their little stone house in Jerusalem.

Death Comes As Epiphany

A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery
Author: Sharan Newman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466817259
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Catherine LeVendeur is a young scholar come to conquer her sin of pride at the Convent of the Paraclete, famous for learning, prayer, and its abbess, the fabled Heloise. When a manuscript the convent produced for the great Abbe Suger disappears, rumors surface saying the book contains sacrilegious passages and will be used to condemn Heloise's famous lover, Peter Abelard. To save her Order, and protect all she holds dear, Catherine must find the manuscript and discover who altered the text. She will risk disgrace, the wrath of her family and the Church, and confront an evil older than Time itself--and, if she isn't careful, lose her immortal soul. With Death Comes As Epiphany, the first in the Catherine LeVendeur mystery series, medievalist Sharan Newman has woven dark mystery and sparkling romance into a fascinating and richly detailed tapestry of everyday life in twelfth-century France, and one of the most moving love stories of all time: Abelard and Heloise. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Jew in the Modern World

A Documentary History
Author: Paul R. Mendes-Flohr,Jehuda Reinharz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195074536
Category: History
Page: 741
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The last two centuries have witnessed a radical transformation of Jewish life. Marked by such profound events as the Holocaust and the establishment of the state of Israel, Judaism's long journey through the modern age has been a complex and tumultuous one, leading many Jews to ask themselves not only where they have been and where they are going, but what it means to be a Jew in today's world. Tracing the Jewish experience in the modern period and illustrating the transformation of Jewish religion, culture, and identity from the 17th century to 1948, the updated edition of this critically acclaimed volume of primary materials remains the most complete sourcebook on modern Jewish history. Now expanded to supplement the most vital documents of the first edition, The Jew in the Modern World features hitherto unpublished and inaccessible sources concerning the Jewish experience in Eastern Europe, women in Jewish history, American Jewish life, the Holocaust, and Zionism and the nascent Jewish community in Palestine on the eve of the establishment of the State of Israel. The documents are arranged chronologically in each of eleven chapters and are meticulously and extensively annotated and cross-referenced in order to provide the student with ready access to a wide variety of issues, key historical figures, and events. Complete with some twenty useful tables detailing Jewish demographic trends, this is a unique resource for any course in Jewish history, Zionism and Israel, the Holocaust, or European and American history.

Remnants of Crypto-Jews Among Hispanic Americans

Author: Gloria Golden,Roberto Cabello-Argandona,Yasmeen Namazie
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781482786941
Category: History
Page: 268
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"Five hundred years after the Inquisition, Gloria Golden manages to turn the little-known subject of Crypto-Jews into an inspiring tale of identity. The rich portraiture and captivating oral histories offer a poignant view of what it means to discover and embrace one's Judaism." --Elana Harris, Managing Editor, "B'nai B'rith" Magazine.

Kaaterskill Falls

Author: Allegra Goodman
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 9780307573605
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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In the summer of '76, the Shulmans and the Melishes migrate to Kaaterskill, the tiny town in upstate New York where Orthodox Jews and Yankee year-rounders live side by side from June through August. Elizabeth Shulman, a devout follower of Rav Elijah Kirshner and the mother of five daughters, is restless. She needs a project of her own, outside her family and her cloistered community. Across the street, Andras Melish is drawn to Kaaterskill by his adoring older sisters, bound to him by their loss and wrenching escape from the Holocaust. Both comforted and crippled by his sisters' love, Andras cannot overcome the ambivalence he feels toward his children and his own beautiful wife. At the top of the hill, Rav Kirshner is coming to the end of his life, and he struggles to decide which of his sons should succeed him: the pious but stolid Isaiah, or the brilliant but worldly Jeremy. Behind the scenes, alarmed as his beloved Kaaterskill is overdeveloped by Michael King, the local real estate broker, Judge Miles Taylor keeps an old secret in check, biding his time.... From the Trade Paperback edition.

Kosher by Design Cooking Coach

Author: Susie Fishbein
Publisher: Mesorah Publications, Limited
ISBN: 9781422613092
Category: Cooking
Page: 347
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In this 8th volume in the celebrated Kosher by Design series, Susie Fishbein shares her top kitchen secrets! Featuring: ***120 exciting new recipes ***Over 400 full-color photographs ***Over 350 pages ***Ten step-by-step pictorial coaching sections ***Susie s Playbook of food and budget stretching tips In this exciting new cookbook, Susie reveals: ***Your most essential kitchen equipment *** How to reincarnate your left overs ***How to make can t-miss side dishes ***How to skin and pin-bone fish *** What you should know about meat and poultry *** How to prep fresh herbs *** Plating and garnishing oh so simple! *** Why you need only three culinary knives

Jewish Christians and Christian Jews

From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
Author: R.H. Popkin,G.M. Weiner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401109125
Category: Philosophy
Page: 218
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The appearance of religious toleration combined with the intensification of the search for theological truth led to a unique phenomenon in early modern Europe: Jewish Christians and Christian Jews. These essays will demonstrate that the cross-fertilization of these two religions, which for so long had a tradition of hostility towards each other, not only affected developments within the two groups but in many ways foreshadowed the emergence of the Enlightenment and the evolution of modern religious freedom.

Maimonides, Spinoza and Us

Toward an Intellectually Vibrant Judaism
Author: Marc Angel
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580234119
Category: Religion
Page: 197
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A challenging look at two great Jewish philosophers, and what their thinking means to our understanding of God, truth, revelation and reason. Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) is Jewish history's greatest exponent of a rational, philosophically sound Judaism. He strove to reconcile the teachings of the Bible and rabbinic tradition with the principles of Aristotelian philosophy, arguing that religion and philosophy ultimately must arrive at the same truth. Baruch Spinoza (1632-77) is Jewish history's most illustrious "heretic." He believed that truth could be attained through reason alone, and that philosophy and religion were separate domains that could not be reconciled. His critique of the Bible and its teachings caused an intellectual and spiritual upheaval whose effects are still felt today. Rabbi Marc D. Angel discusses major themes in the writings of Maimonides and Spinoza to show us how modern people can deal with religion in an intellectually honest and meaningful way. From Maimonides, we gain insight on how to harmonize traditional religious belief with the dictates of reason. From Spinoza, we gain insight into the intellectual challenges which must be met by modern believers.

Thinking the Twentieth Century

Author: Tony Judt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110155987X
Category: History
Page: 432
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"Ideas crackle" in this triumphant final book of Tony Judt, taking readers on "a wild ride through the ideological currents and shoals of 20th century thought.” (Los Angeles Times) The final book of the brilliant historian and indomitable public critic Tony Judt, Thinking the Twentieth Century maps the issues and concerns of a turbulent age on to a life of intellectual conflict and engagement. The twentieth century comes to life as an age of ideas--a time when, for good and for ill, the thoughts of the few reigned over the lives of the many. Judt presents the triumphs and the failures of prominent intellectuals, adeptly explaining both their ideas and the risks of their political commitments. Spanning an era with unprecedented clarity and insight, Thinking the Twentieth Century is a tour-de-force, a classic engagement of modern thought by one of the century’s most incisive thinkers. The exceptional nature of this work is evident in its very structure--a series of intimate conversations between Judt and his friend and fellow historian Timothy Snyder, grounded in the texts of the time and focused by the intensity of their vision. Judt's astounding eloquence and range are here on display as never before. Traversing the complexities of modern life with ease, he and Snyder revive both thoughts and thinkers, guiding us through the debates that made our world. As forgotten ideas are revisited and fashionable trends scrutinized, the shape of a century emerges. Judt and Snyder draw us deep into their analysis, making us feel that we too are part of the conversation. We become aware of the obligations of the present to the past, and the force of historical perspective and moral considerations in the critique and reform of society, then and now. In restoring and indeed exemplifying the best of intellectual life in the twentieth century, Thinking the Twentieth Century opens pathways to a moral life for the twenty-first. This is a book about the past, but it is also an argument for the kind of future we should strive for: Thinking the Twentieth Century is about the life of the mind--and the mindful life.

Jewish Cookery

In Accordance with the Jewish Dietary Laws
Author: Leah W. Leonard
Publisher: Crown
Category: Cooking
Page: 497
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A wide variety of Jewish recipes associated with family celebrations, festivals, and holy days are presented

White Dog Fell from the Sky

A Novel
Author: Eleanor Morse
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101606207
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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An extraordinary novel of love, friendship, and betrayal for admirers of Abraham Verghese and Edwidge Danticat Eleanor Morse’s rich and intimate portrait of Botswana, and of three people whose intertwined lives are at once tragic and remarkable, is an absorbing and deeply moving story. In apartheid South Africa in 1977, medical student Isaac Muthethe is forced to flee his country after witnessing a friend murdered by white members of the South African Defense Force. He is smuggled into Botswana, where he is hired as a gardener by a young American woman, Alice Mendelssohn, who has abandoned her Ph.D. studies to follow her husband to Africa. When Isaac goes missing and Alice goes searching for him, what she finds will change her life and inextricably bind her to this sunburned, beautiful land. Like the African terrain that Alice loves, Morse’s novel is alternately austere and lush, spare and lyrical. She is a writer of great and wide-ranging gifts.

Too Good to Passover

Sephardic & Judeo-arabic Seder Menus and Memories from Africa, Asia and Europe
Author: Jennifer Felicia Abadi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781977739711
Page: 710
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Too Good To Passover is the first Passover cookbook specializing in traditional Sephardic, Judeo-Arabic, and Central Asian recipes and customs (covering both pre- and post-Passover rituals) appealing to Sephardic, Mizrahic, and Ashkenazic individuals who are interested in incorporating something traditional yet new into their Seders. A compilation of more than 200 Passover recipes from 23 Jewish communities, this cookbook-memoir provides an anthropological as well as historical context to the ways in which the Jewish communities of North Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean, and Middle East observe and enjoy this beloved ancient festival. In addition to full Seder menus, Passover-week recipes, and at least one "break-fast" dish, each chapter opens up with the reflections of a few individuals from that region or territory. Readers can learn about the person's memories of Passover as well as the varying customs regarding pre-Passover rituals, including cleaning the home of all hametz or "leavening," Seder customs (such as reenacting the Israelites' exodus from Egypt), or post-Passover celebrations, such as the Moroccan Mimouneh for marking the end of the week-long "bread fast." These customs provide a more complete sense of the cultural variations of the holiday. Too Good To Passover is a versatile and inspiring reference cookbook, appealing to those who may want to do a different "theme" each Passover year, with possibly a Turkish Seder one year, or Moroccan one the next. PLEASE NOTE: The following 3 e-booklets are also available on Amazon: E-BOOKLET 1: Seder Menus and Memories from AFRICA (Pages 1-223/Chapters 1-6: Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia) E-BOOKLET 2: Seder Menus and Memories from ASIA (Pages 225-473/Chapters 7-13: Afghanistan & Bukharia, India, Iran, Iraq, Syria & Lebanon, Turkey, Yemen) E-BOOKLET 3: Seder Menus and Memories from EUROPE (Pages 475-665/Chapters 14-18: Bulgaria & Moldova, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar)