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Rosh Hashanah 2018

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 9 and ends at sundown on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

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Summary

In this Torah portion, Moses delivers specific rules about proper family relationships. He continues with laws involving many aspects of daily living, justice, family responsibility, work and sexuality.

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HAFTARAH SUMMARY

Parashat Ki Teitzei

Deuteronomy 21:10 - 25:19

Isaiah 54:1 - 54:10

When You Go Out As A Warrior

Moses delivers the rules for mating in wartime and what to do when we realize we’ve fallen out of love.

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Recipes

Moroccan-Inspired Tzimmes with Saffron, White Wine and Chicken

A classic dish, re-imagined with sweet and savory flavors.

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Traditional Colombian arepas get a spiced Middle Eastern-inspired filling.

Braised Leeks with Thyme and Pomegranate

These flavors deepen as they are cooked, making them sweeter.

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