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Purim: Safe Danger or Dangerous Safety

Purim: Safe Danger or Dangerous Safety

Purim is a joyous occasion but it has dramatic origins. The book of Esther tells us a story about the Jewish diaspora and Jewish life in…
Purim: Safe Danger or Dangerous Safety

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Tu B'shevat

Jan 26, 2023
Tu’B Shevat is the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Tu’B Shevat is when we celebrate the New Year for…

New Year of the Trees

Nov 28, 2022
Happy Tu BeShvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees. Tu BeShevat 2021 begins in the evening of Wednesday,…

Simchat Torah

Oct 11, 2022
Have you ever been to a simcha? A simcha is a celebration.

Sukkot the Forgotten Holy Day

Oct 09, 2022
Many non-Jews are familiar with Passover, Chanukah, and the High Holy Day days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom…

The Sukkah

Oct 05, 2022
The sukkah, a fragile hut built of branches and leaves, is the main feature of the Sukkot festival.

Sukkot

Oct 04, 2022
The third holy convocation of the High Holy Days is Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, or the…

Why White on Yom Kippur

Sep 29, 2022
People like to wear things that to show how special holidays are to them. The same is true regarding Biblical…

L'Shana Tova Tikatavu

Sep 17, 2022
May you be inscribed (in the Book of Life) for a good year. Those words are the translation of the Hebrew in…

Tisha B'Av

Aug 03, 2022
Tisha B’Av means the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av and is traditionally a day of fasting to remember…

Israel's Independence Day

Apr 28, 2022
Out of the tears of the Shoah God birthed the modern nation of Israel. On May 14, 1948 David Ben-Gurion…

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Matza Pizza

Ingredients:• 1 matza• tomato paste• choice of toppings: mushroom, onions, peppers, artichokes, fresh tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes• choice…
Matza Pizza

Passover In Egypt: Did the Exodus Really Happen?

This question has puzzled biblical scholars, archeologists and all those interested in solving one of the Old Testament's most intriguing…
Passover In Egypt: Did the Exodus Really Happen?

Lime-in-the-Coconut Macaroons

Lime zest is a fresh addition to macaroons, and a Microplane is our zesting tool of choice. If you can't find unsweetened coconut chips,…
Lime-in-the-Coconut Macaroons

Matzo Brei

Matzo BreiServes 4 to 6I decided to veganize my mom's old-fashioned Jewish Matzo Brei recipe that I grew up on and LOVED. Serve it for…
Matzo Brei

Spinach Matzo Balls

Editor's note: This recipe is part of Susie Fishbein's Tricolor Matzo Ball soup.Due to the high water content of fresh spinach, these matzo…
Spinach Matzo Balls

Potato and Apple Latkes (Pancakes)

Potato and Apple Pancakes We topped these potato-apple latkes (pancakes) with a dollop of sour cream but they're also delicious with…
Potato and Apple Latkes (Pancakes)

Vegan Baked Latkes

If anyone had told me there would be so many Latke recipes hitting the internet the first day of Hanukkah - Well let's just say I wouldn't…
Vegan Baked Latkes

Feast of Trumpets

The Feast of Trumpets is the first of the fall feasts. It begins on the first day of the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar, known as…
Feast of Trumpets

Vegan Challah with Raisins

Ingredients:2 packages dry yeast2 cups warm water (105°F-115°F)1/2 cup sugar, divided3 tablespoons flaxseed3/4 cup water
Vegan Challah with Raisins

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Honey Cake

Honey CakeHoney Cake is a traditional food for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, to bring a "sweet" new year. I wanted to make a vegan…

Tashlich Breads

On Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), there is a ceremony called Tashlich. Traditionally we go to the ocean (or a stream or river), pray, and…

Porkless Shavuot

Calculating the time it took to go from Egypt to Mount Sinai, it is most likely that Moses was on Mount Sinai during the first Shavuot.

Shavuot

Shavuot means weeks and it is one of the feasts of the LORD mentioned in the Torah.

Passover Pineapple Crumble

Matzo meal makes a perfect crumble topping for a fruity dessert to round out the Passover meal. Serves: 8 or more

Passover Baklava Cake

This rich, nutty confection is soaked in a honey-citrus syrup, giving it a flavor much like baklava. For the best flavor, soak overnight,…

Passover Broccoli Knish

(From the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle)Servings: 6• 1 cup mashed potatoes• 1/3 cup matzo meal• 2 TB potato starch• 1/2 small onion, finely…

Vegetarian Kishke

Ingredients:• 6 small sweet potatoes, peeled and grated• 2 stalks celery, chopped• 2 carrots, grated• 2 onions, peeled and minced• 2 cups…

Matza-rella Lasagna

Ingredients:• 3 matza squares• 4 egg whites• 1 can kosher tomato-mushroom sauce• salt, pepper, oregano, basil to taste• 8 oz. fatfree…

Matzoh Vegetable Stuffing

Matzoh can take many forms during the eight days of Passover: crushed into meal for baking or coating, topped whole with sauce and cheese…

Is Purim Just Another Halloween?

Purim is not a Jewish Halloween. Although we traditionally dress up in customs of Bible heroes, eat, and have fun, Purim is about as…

What is a Dreidel Really?

Dreidels are often used to play a game around Hanukkah to win chocolate coins also known as gelt. It has four sides and each side has a…

The Untouched Oil

To say that life was hard for the residents of the Lower East Side was to do them an injustice. The streets of New York were not paved with…

Potato Pancake

Potato pancakes are shallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potato, flour and egg, often flavored with grated onion or garlic and…

Passover Symbols

A traditional Passover Seder plate has a combination of a total of six items.

Porkless Passover Toast

Introducing our exclusive brand new Shalom Adventure cartoon series Porkless created by the Zaremsky family.

Passover

The Passover is a very important Holy Day in Jewish history. The Passover, begins the day before the feast of unleavened bread, on the 14th…

Passover Waffles

• 2 eggs separated• 3 Tablespoons oil• 1/2 cup buttermilk• 1/4 cup sugar• 1/3 cup matzah cake meal• 1/8 cup potato starch

Baked Stuffed Zucchini

Ingredients:• 2 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise• small onion, finely chopped• 4 Tbsp tomato sauce• 1/2 tsp parsley• 1 clove garlic,…

Sweet Potato Kugel

SWEET POTATO KUGEL(From No Cholesterol Passover Recipes, by Debra Wasserman)Serves 12. Ingredients:• 6 small sweet potatoes, peeled and…

Vegan Tzimmis

ShalomVeg.com Recipes• 10 large carrots; peeled, diced• 2 medium potatoes cubed• 3 yams, or sweet potatoes Peeled and diced• 1 medium…

Chanukah Story

Around the year 200 B.C.E. Israel was under the rulership of the Syrians who were under the rulership of the Romans. Antiocus Epiphanes was…

Significance of the Four Species

Second only to the sukkah as prominent symbols of this feast of Sukkot are the Arba'at Ha-minim, the four species, which are gathered in…

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the Day of atonement, is the most sacred of the Jewish holidays. It is regarded as the "Sabbath of Sabbaths."

A Guide to Tashlich

On Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), there is a ceremony called Tashlich. Traditionally we go to the ocean (or a stream or river), pray, and…

Dip Our Apple...

Jewish tradition requires us to dip our apple in honey on Rosh Hashana!

Celebrating Rosh Hashana with Food

Food is an important part of the celebration of Jewish festivals. Not only does the preparation and serving of specially prepared dishes…

Purim Grogger

This is one of our green crafts that reuse household objects and turn them into symbolic or ritual objects for the Jewish holidays. On…

Vegan Hamentashen

One of my favorite cookies tie into one of my favorite holidays (Purim) where you dress up and make lots of noise. Tasty vegan baked goods…

Menorahs for Christmas

My favorite Christmas story is also a Hanukkah story. The best part about it is that it is true.

Future Fulfillment

As with each of the other Fall Holy Days, with Sukkot we look forward with eager anticipation to the future fulfillment of this Feast.…

Rejoicing with the Family of God

From night one of the festival of Sukkot, when that first meal is enjoyed with family and friends; to each succeeding night when the lulav…

Sounding the Shofar

For those of you who have attended, a Rosh HaShanah service (or watched one here on the Shalom Adventure magazine), a prominent practice…

Purim

The feast of Purim is a joyous occasion. It is celebrated each year on the 14th and 15th days of the Hebrew month of Adar. Hamentashen are…

Water Immersion (Tevilah Mikveh)

Water immersion (tevilah mikveh) ... repentance--and therefore forgiveness--is a predominant theme during Rosh Hashanah. ... Elul, the…

The Ninth Plague: Darkness

Exo 10:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even…

The Eighth Plague: Locusts

Exo 10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to…

The Sixth Plague: Boils

Exo 9:8 And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the…

The Fourth Plague: Swarms of Flies

Ex 8:20 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and say…

Matza Ball Soup

Matzah Ball soup is a Passover favorite that can be enjoyed any time of year. Passover commemorates the Israelites' exodus out of Egypt.…

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Sounding the Shofar

For those of you who have attended, a Rosh HaShanah service (or watched one here on the Shalom Adventure magazine), a prominent practice…

Celebrating Rosh Hashana with Food

Food is an important part of the celebration of Jewish festivals. Not only does the preparation and serving of specially prepared dishes…

Dip Our Apple...

Jewish tradition requires us to dip our apple in honey on Rosh Hashana!

Porkless Shavuot

Calculating the time it took to go from Egypt to Mount Sinai, it is most likely that Moses was on Mount Sinai during the first Shavuot.

Vegan Tzimmis

ShalomVeg.com Recipes• 10 large carrots; peeled, diced• 2 medium potatoes cubed• 3 yams, or sweet potatoes Peeled and diced• 1 medium…

Passover Pineapple Crumble

Matzo meal makes a perfect crumble topping for a fruity dessert to round out the Passover meal. Serves: 8 or more

A Guide to Tashlich

On Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), there is a ceremony called Tashlich. Traditionally we go to the ocean (or a stream or river), pray, and…

Baked Stuffed Zucchini

Ingredients:• 2 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise• small onion, finely chopped• 4 Tbsp tomato sauce• 1/2 tsp parsley• 1 clove garlic,…

Matza Ball Soup

Matzah Ball soup is a Passover favorite that can be enjoyed any time of year. Passover commemorates the Israelites' exodus out of Egypt.…

The Sukkah

The sukkah, a fragile hut built of branches and leaves, is the main feature of the Sukkot festival.

Matza-rella Lasagna

Ingredients:• 3 matza squares• 4 egg whites• 1 can kosher tomato-mushroom sauce• salt, pepper, oregano, basil to taste• 8 oz. fatfree…

Sweet Potato Kugel

SWEET POTATO KUGEL(From No Cholesterol Passover Recipes, by Debra Wasserman)Serves 12. Ingredients:• 6 small sweet potatoes, peeled and…

Lime-in-the-Coconut Macaroons

Lime zest is a fresh addition to macaroons, and a Microplane is our zesting tool of choice. If you can't find unsweetened coconut chips,…

Water Immersion (Tevilah Mikveh)

Water immersion (tevilah mikveh) ... repentance--and therefore forgiveness--is a predominant theme during Rosh Hashanah. ... Elul, the…

Tashlich Breads

On Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), there is a ceremony called Tashlich. Traditionally we go to the ocean (or a stream or river), pray, and…

The Ninth Plague: Darkness

Exo 10:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even…

Matza Pizza

Ingredients:• 1 matza• tomato paste• choice of toppings: mushroom, onions, peppers, artichokes, fresh tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes• choice…

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