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Cooking up Food Memories

Thanksgiving is a special holiday for kosher chef Paula Shoyer. “Thanksgiving is such a beautiful American holiday and since it is always on Thursday, Shabbat comes up 24 hours later,” says Paula. “My American and Jewish culinary traditions come together with 48 hours of gratitude.” For the Shabbat after Thanksgiving, Paula says she traditionally makes…

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Israeli Soldiers Tour greeted by welcome and protest

PHOTOS: At the University of Oregon, above, the Israeli Soldiers Tour was greeted with a warm welcome. Below the visiting IDF reservists were greeted by protesters. Photos courtesy of StandWithUs   StandWithUs’ “Israeli Soldiers Tour” visited Oregon in October. Chen and Aviv (last names withheld for security) presented programs at Oregon State University, University of Oregon,…

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Raise your voice against hate

PHOTO: Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford talks to students about the importance of voice. Photo by Deborah Moon On election day, I had the absolute pleasure meeting Oregon’s 9th Poet Laureate Kim Stafford at Maimonides Jewish Day School. He spoke with the warmest of voices to the children in the most majestic way – the…

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Democratic support for Israel at risk

In the American mid-term elections that took place on Nov. 6, three Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives who have been highly critical of Israel won in their reliably blue districts. Because they comprise only a tiny minority (just three out of 535 Members of Congress), the pro-Israel community isn’t very concerned. But…

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“Mixed-Up Menorah” puzzle

By Yoni Glatt How many common words of 5 or more letters can you spell using the letters in the menorah? Every answer must use the center letter at least once. Letters may be reused in a word. At least one word will use all 7 letters and have a direct Hanukkah connection. Proper names…

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Hunger organizations benefit from Feast

PHOTO: A Super Secret dinner at the 2017 Feast Portland. Photo by Jessica Fiorillo During its seventh year, Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland food and drink festival (Sept. 13-16, 2018) raised $75,140 for its charitable partners Partners For A Hunger-Free Oregon and Urban Gleaners. Since 2012, Feast Portland has raised $445,140 to help fight hunger….

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