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Sickness Food Aisles in Supermarket

Why what we consider to be food matters What if the sign above the aisle in your grocery store said “Sickness Food”? Would it matter to you? Would you walk down that aisle with intent to put those products in

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Fish heads for Rosh Hashanah? Make super-nutritious fish soup

Drawing of a fish

One of the customs of the first night of Rosh Hashanah is to eat a number of foods that symbolically represent our concerns and hopes for a good judgment for the upcoming year. Among these foods is the head of

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Amazing Pomegranates: Rosh Hashanah Specialty, Nutritional Powerhouse

Painting of Pomegranates by Leah Laker

Rimonim/Pomegranates – Painting by Leah Laker Your lips are like a thread of scarlet, your speech is beautiful. Your cheeks are like a piece of pomegranate from behind your veil.                      

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Why Some Israeli Yogurts Aren’t Really Yogurt

There was a surprise in store for me when I scrutinized the yogurt (יוֹגוּרט – yogurt) container.  What I discovered might surprise you, too. In the United States in the late ’70s, Dannon yogurt featured commercials extolling the longevity of Soviet

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Why you want grass-fed butter and where to find it in Israel

Cow in field

One of the important foods that people often search for is butter (חֶמאָה – chem’ah) from pastured cows because it is a rich source of  Vitamins A, D, and K2, as well as many other nutrients. The color of the butter

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