Celebrate Israel at May events

PHOTO: An Israeli flag flutters on PSU’s campus during Israel Week last year. The Artists 4 Israel event brought artists to PSU campus to create a pro-Israel mural as well as custom designed t-shirts.    Compiled by Deborah Moon Groups around the state are planning events to observe two Israeli holidays this month. Yom Hazikaron…


Passover foods that tell the seder story

By InterfaithFamily   The ritual foods of Passover tell the biblical story of the Exodus from Egypt and the story of the ancient rabbis who wrote the Haggadah. “During the seder, we don’t just tell the story of the Exodus, we see, smell, feel and taste liberation,” says Rabbi Jill Jacobs. What follows is a…


Keto meets Passover

What happens when a French-trained pastry chef and the author of four best-selling cookbooks meets the ketogenic (keto) diet, the no-carbs-allowed diet that’s sweeping the nation? Now mix in Passover, (beginning this year Friday, April 19), replete with its ancient culinary traditions, and the result is a mouthwatering fusion of the old, the new and…


Almond Butter Honey Cake

THIS FLOURLESS ALMOND cake may be the best-hidden secret for a Passover dessert! There are plenty of almond cake recipes on the internet, but most of them use finely ground almonds or almond flour for the base ingredient. This cake uses almond butter instead. The result is a dense, moist cake that is sweet and…


Let all who are hungry come & eat

PHOTO: Volunteers pack bags of corn at the Oregon Food Bank at the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Doing Tuesday mitzvah project. In addition to the Jewish Federation, Portland Jewish Academy and Havurah Shalom have recently sent groups to volunteer with Oregon Food Bank.     At the dawn of the new millennium, Oregon topped…

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