Moonglow Review

Reviewed by Jayne Butlein Moonglow (F CHA) Michael Chabon’s newest book, is as always with Chabon a pleasure to read. Open almost any page and you find quotable lines. It is not a “quick read” because there are so many details packed into his descriptions that you want to savor...

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Vote for Derech Eretz!

Author: Rabbi David B. Cohen Published in the November 2016-January 2017 Sinai News Every election season has words that are transformed from the innocuous to meaning laden. Remember past examples like “binders,” “hockey moms,” or, of course, “chad?” This election brought a number of terms to the forefront of significance:...

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President’s Message, May 2016

Author: Chip Mann Published in May-July 2016 Sinai News As my first year of becoming president again comes to a close, I have been reflecting on the past year. It has been a year that I had the privilege of working with a great group of officers and trustees. Our...

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Reflections, May 2016

Author: Rabbi Jay Brickman Published in the May-July Sinai News I had not in the past understood why our ancient rabbis determined that 30 days was the appropriate period of mourning for a spouse. About that time has passed since Rita’s death, and I am beginning to feel my respiration...

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

These are the proportions for a small single recipe, but it can be multiplied to feed a large group. I did a 5x recipe for my seder. It made a nice light and fresh addition to the table. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons...

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Passover Meringues (Coffee or Lemon)

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 3 hours Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes Yield: 24-30 small meringues INGREDIENTS FOR COFFEE: 4 large egg whites 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons instant regular or decaf coffee (granules) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract INGREDIENTS FOR LEMON: 4 large egg whites...

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Passover Social Justice Guide

Passover is rich in social justice themes. It is impossible to study the Jewish story of redemption and not feel compelled to eradicate injustice in the world today. Among the primary social justice themes found in the Exodus story are homelessness, oppression, and redemption. At Passover, we are reminded of...

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Rewarding Good Questions

ASKING GOOD QUESTIONS Encouraging the children at your seder to ask good questions. This will not only develop their minds, but it will also make for a more engaging seder. Encourage and reward good questions during the seder by giving prizes for the best questions. Don’t forget to give out...

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