TIP OF THE DAY: Make Poppyseed Pockets

Last night at sunset, the Jewish holiday of Purim began. As recounted in the Old Testament’s Book Of Esther, it commemorates the saving of the Jewish people in 5th century B.C.E. Persia from a plot by Hamen, advisor to the king, to annihilate them in a single day. (Here’s the whole story.) Traditional foods are…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Hamantaschen For Purim

Make hamentaschen this weekend. Photo courtesy Zabars.com. You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy hamantaschen (also spelled hamentaschen), the traditional tri-corned cookie that celebrates the Jewish holiday of Purim. This year it’s celebrated from February 28th through March 1st. The story of Purim, as told in the Bible’s Book of Esther, tells of the…
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