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One Hundred Hamantaschen

Purim is the Jewish holiday celebrating the salvation of the Jews of ancient Persia from annihilation at the hands of the king’s wicked advisor, Haman. The heroes of the story are Queen Esther, whose bravery and disclosure of her Jewish … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Edition, Part 1

Background The story of the pumpkin is truly a transcontinental tale. How we view and eat pumpkins today is a result of centuries of history. The word “pumpkin” comes from the Greek word “Pepon,” or “large pumpkin.” That’s right, pumpkins … Continue reading

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