Challah

Make a Window in the Word

My favorite Hasidic teaching is a teaching about prayer couched in a homily on Noah’s Ark. God tells Noah to make ...

Breaking the Cycle of Unwelcome in Jewish Life

For many of us going to a new synagogue or Jewish environment is tough. We spend time beforehand wondering if ...

The Sweetness of Slowing Down

I’m a very busy person. Most of the time, I take pride in my busy-ness in an almost unhealthy way. ...

Challah and Soccer: Kicking Away the Stereotypes

In my modern Orthodox co-ed day school, a certain event this week caused me to stop in my tracks. This ...

Welcome 2015 with a Sweet (Potato Challah) Shabbat Treat!

Happy 2015! This year starts on a Thursday, which means the first Shabbat of 2015 is only a day away! ...

Sweet Potato Challah

It’s one of our favorite Southern-and-Jewish recipes, and now that Passover is over, we can’t WAIT to bake this one ...

Challah with a Chinese Twist

There’s a not-so-funny joke that goes, “A man walks into a Chinese restaurant and says to the waiter, ‘Excuse me ...

The Future of Jewish Food

Last year in Berkeley, Rae and I attended the Deli Summit to discuss the direction of Jewish food and deli ...

A Southern Twist on Apples & Honey

The “Apples & Honey (Bourbon)” Challah Bread Pudding recipe I devised a few years ago has become my Rosh Hashanah ...

The Friday the Rabbi Made Challah

A couple of years ago, I attended a young adult challah-baking event here in Austin.  Some of the young women ...