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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Nir Mesika’s braised short ribs with squash puree and roasted corn salad recipe

Nir Mesika’s braised short ribs with squash puree and roasted corn salad recipe

BY BETH KISSILEFF, JTA September 28, 2016

Nir Mesika is the founder and executive chef at Timna, a modern Israeli restaurant in New York that was dubbed the “best new restaurant of 2015” by USA Today.Growing up in northern Israel, in Mesika’s family, Rosh Hashanah was all about his mother’s...

Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh received a B.A. from Skidmore College and was ordained as a Rabbi from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is fortunate to be involved in so many facets of the community including serving as the chaplain for JF&CS and an instructor for CAJE. This will be her fifth year serving as the visiting Rabbi in Decatur, Ill. She has also served congregations in both Sydney and Perth, Australia. When not writing her weekly BLOGS, she can be found running marathons.

The comfort of Jewish food

By Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh June 14, 2012

He lives in a far away facility where there are no other Jewish residents. There are not many activities and the food is less than appetizing. I have sat with him at lunchtime and wondered what dietician approved the gravy-ladened slice of pork on a plate...

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