We are currently in the midst of what is known as The Three Weeks, and more specifically, we are in the last nine days of the three weeks, when it is traditional for Jews to abstain from eating meat, drinking wine, listening to music and buying new clothes among other activities.
This somber time leads up to a Jewish day of mourning and fasting called Tisha B’Av (which takes place this year on August 14th) in recognition of the destruction of the Temple and other tragedies that occurred to the Jewish people on this day. Not all Jews observe this holiday, but nevertheless it is a significant day in our collective history.
But as with all Jewish holidays, both joyful and somber, there is the issue of food. And so we put together a few dinner ideas for those who are observing the custom.
Looking for more meat-free ideas? Check out our round-up of 33 vegetarian recipes for summer.