by Chanie Apfelbaum for Millennial Kosher on aish.com
YIELD: 24 dates
Kosherizing popular foods is one of my passions and I was determined to do so with the classic appetizer, bacon-wrapped dates. Stuffing the sweet dates with the spiced kofta filling and wrapping them in smoky kosher beef fry creates the perfect party bite that pairs well with beer. Your hubby (or wife) will thank you.
BY MARJORIE INGALL FOR TABLET MAGAZINE
‘The Number on My Great-Grandpa’s Arm’ uses animation to elevate a documentary about a survivor and his 10-year-old great-grandson
Regular Tablet readers know that I loathe most Holocaust media for kids: apps that are flippant or misguided; slim, pornographically violent volumes of poetry featuring mental monologues by bloodthirsty Nazis; richly illustrated fables queasily blending history and legend; wide-eyed, manipulative middle-grade weepies; YA novels using the Holocaust as a jumping-off point for teen shapeshifter fantasy. And then there are the horrifying old black-and-white movies we were shown in Hebrew school, spotlighting silent footage of bulldozers pushing mountains of corpses and hollow-eyed, emaciated survivors peering blankly at their liberators from stacked wooden bunks. None of these is a good introduction to one of history’s great horrors.
By Stewart Kampel for Hadassah Magazine
There are two distinct parts to Waking Lions by Israeli novelist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. In the first part, Dr. Eitan Green, an Israeli neurosurgeon, inadvertently kills a black Eritrean immigrant near Beersheba during a late-night joy ride and then fails to report the car accident.
By Leah Rosenberg for Israel Unwired
Israel has given to the world in many ways. One Israeli contribution is showing the world how to make desert land flourish!
Desertification is a global environmental problem where already dry land becomes even more arid. It can be caused by many things, but one thing is for sure: It is bad for the world and the environment. And another thing is certain: Israel has figured out ways to combat desertification.
BY STEWART AIN for The Jewish Week
As the Conservative branch looks to reach out to interfaith couples, the aufruf ceremony is coming under scrutiny.
After Elleana Goldman was called to the Torah and recited a blessing, Rabbi Howard Buechler of the Dix Hills (L.I.) Jewish Center called her fiancé forward and together the couple spoke an English prayer thanking God for bringing them moments of joy.
The Jewish Standing Prayer
The Amidah is the core of every Jewish worship service and refers to a series of blessings recited while standing. Learn more this prayer with Rabbi David Wolkenfeld of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago.
By Simona Shemer, NoCamels
If a piece of chicken was created in a lab, independently of an animal’s body, would it still taste like chicken? Yes, says SuperMeat, an Israeli producer of lab-grown poultry extracted from the stem cells of a live chicken. The Israeli food startup also says it would help provide solutions to some of the world’s biggest food issues like the high cost of production, pollution from animal emissions, animal cruelty, and world hunger.
By Michael Kaplan for the New York Post
While baseball pro Moe Berg will never be remembered as one of the game’s greats — in an unremarkable career spanning from 1923 until 1939, the catcher was traded eight times — he does go down in history as the Major League’s all-star spy.
During World War II, Berg risked his life to investigate Germany’s progress in creating an atomic bomb. His key quarry was Werner Heisenberg, one of the world’s most brilliant physicists.