recipes

Apple Cake (from the Jews for Jesus Cookbook)
May 18, 2017

3 eggs 1 ¼ C vegetable oil (safflower or corn—no canola, it’s fake) 1 ¾ C sugar 3 C sifted flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp vanilla ¾ tsp salt 3 C diced apples (Granny Smith & Gravenstein are the best) 1 C chopped walnuts * ½ tsp cinnamon * you can substitute the […]

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Passover Recipes
January 24, 2012

    Gefilte Fish Appetizer 2 pounds whitefish 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper 2 pounds pike 3 eggs 2 pounds carp 3/4 cup ice water 4 large onions 1/2 teaspoon sugar 2 quarts water 3 tablespoons matzah meal 4 tsp. salt 3 carrots, sliced in 1/4″ rounds Fillet the fish (or have the dealer fillet it […]

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Moishe’s Musings: Friends for Life, or Friends for LIFE?
December 1, 2006
Author: Moishe Rosen

Some people hesitate to witness because they are afraid they will lose friends. Maybe they don’t know that witnessing is not an attempt to press someone into belief, but rather to announce something that applies to everybody and anybody. When we say, All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” it is […]

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Potato Latkes

What you need: 6-8 Russet potatoes, grated 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour pinch of white pepper 1 large onion, chopped fine oil for frying What you do: Place 1 1/2 to 2 inches oil in heavy pan and heat over low to medium heat while […]

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Mushroom Barley Soup
September 20, 2006

If you are entertaining ushpizin for Sukkot here is a tasty treat they’re sure to love. This recipe debuted in Melissa Moskowitz’s Jews for Jesus Family Cookbook and appeared with many other holiday offerings in David Brickner’s Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles.

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Salat Hatzilim
February 5, 2006

Talking about the Middle East always reminds us of some of the wonderful dishes we’ve had there. Try this recipe for Salat Hatzilim – Israeli Eggplant Dip with a Bite, from Melissa Moskowitz. Ingredients: 2 large eggplants (about 4 pounds all together) 5 cloves garlic, mashed 3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise, lowfat or regular 2 teaspoons olive […]

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All People Eat
September 23, 2005

All people eat, but for Jewish people eating is an event! What holiday would be complete without food? Even Yom Kippur ends with a break fast. Food provides sustenance, strength and a sense of nurture, and even helps bring meaning and sanctity to Jewish life and community. As food is prepared in the Jewish home—whether […]

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Susan Perlman’s Bubbe’s Teglach Recipe

The story is told of three-year-old Sammy, the youngest child ever to enter the synagogue’s after-school cheder program. After several weeks of classes, he was eager to show his grandfather how much he had learned. But the rabbi wisely had a deeper lesson for Sammy. On Shabbat, after the synagogue service was over, the rabbi […]

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Two Sides of the Street
April 1, 2005

I was standing on the corner of Powell and Market Streets at the top of the escalator leading to the subway in downtown San Francisco. It was hot. I had been standing there for nearly two hours and it was nearly time to go, but I stayed just a few minutes more. That’s when Sam” […]

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Matzah Kugel with Cheese
January 1, 2005

4-6 matzohs 4 eggs 1 cup milk 1 pound cottage cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons margarine or butter Break matzot into 2″ pieces. Mix eggs with milk and reserve 1/2 cup of mixture. Mix remaining egg/milk mixture with the cottage cheese, salt, brown sugar and cinnamon. Dip […]

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Moishe’s Musings; The Six-Year-Old Scrooge Was Me
December 1, 2004
Author: Moishe Rosen

The first grade classroom was a wonderful world of discovery. For example, I discovered I could give my desk or my seat a shove and neither would move—they were bolted to the ground. The walls had big pieces of slate with a shelf at the bottom and they called them blackboards” even though they were […]

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Preserving Mamala’s Memory
December 1, 2002
Author: Vicki Tasman

Traditions can be a way of preserving the memory of a family loved one. Mamala” is my mother-in-law, who passed away last Erev Rosh Hashanah. She always “did up” the holidays top notch, with much gold and silver glitz. She delighted in making things visually appealing and thought-provoking. And when it came to giving gifts, […]

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Celebrating Shavuot in Israel
May 1, 2002
Author: Daphna Sadan

In Israel, at Shavuot time the children come to school dressed in white clothes. The little ones wear crowns of flowers and leaves. We decorate baskets with flowers and leaves and put in fruit as a symbol of the firstfruits that were brought to the Temple. We also fill the baskets with dairy foods like […]

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In the Kitchen of Clara Rubin
November 1, 1999
Author: Laura Barron

Clara Rubin’s parents came from Russia to the United States in 1911. She was born five years later in Brooklyn, New York. Her family had fled the pogroms of Russia for this haven of freedom, but life was difficult and money was scarce. The medical dispensary in Williamsburg, run by Beth Sar Shalom, met the […]

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We Dared to Tell Them His Gospel
March 1, 1998
Author: Lynn McCoy

Handing out tracts at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. has never been an easy endeavor. We face our share of opposition from the Jewish student body, who would like to see us give up our attempts to share our faith. But as Victoria Lannon, our Russian outreach worker pointed out to me, Americans are […]

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Out of Egypt
April 1, 1997

A Passover riddle to ponder: when does a haven of safety become a house of slavery? Along with that riddle, I’ll pose one of the most difficult commands for believers in Jesus to get straight: how to be in the world but not of it. It is a challenging paradox. Many of us are either […]

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Faith — A Family Affair
October 1, 1994
Author: Lynn Wein

At the suggestion of his pastor, Alan, a brand-new Jewish believer in Jesus, called our office. Alan was in need of encouragement, especially in telling his family about his faith. He began a series of discipleship sessions with Rob Wertheim of our Los Angeles staff. It was only a matter days before Alan found enough […]

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A Day In The Life of The Liberated Wailing Wall
March 1, 1988

Liberated Wailing Wall | Albums | Downloadable Music Maybe you’re not quite sure what the LWW is. Maybe you already know that LWW stands for The Liberated Wailing Wall, our Jews for Jesus mobile evangelistic team, but you have other questions about them—like what keeps eight people busy on a 40-foot bus between evangelistic presentations? Our […]

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Setting the Prisoners Free
July 1, 1987
Author: Stan Meyer

As the bus I was riding climbed the hill and passed the first security checkpoint, the prison facility surrounded by two rows of high barbed wire fence loomed into view. The area between the fences was patrolled by two security guards in sharp blue uniforms, their badges gleaming in the afternoon sun. My destination was […]

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Fast Foods
September 1, 1980

A popular Jewish cookbook features sample dinner menus that would knock your socks off and stuff you up to your eyebrows. One suggested meal consists of homemade knishes, stuffed breast of veal, sweet and sour cabbage, kasha varnishkes and poppyseed cake—and that’s for just a weeknight meal. We at Jews for Jesus ask: Who eats […]

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