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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

Persian Herb Omelet

Persian traditions flavor Yom Kippur cooking

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light September 16, 2015

For many American Jews, the meal breaking the Yom Kippur fast features tables laden with lox, bagels and cream cheese; kugels or blintzes: fruit-jeweled Jell-O molds; and coffeecakes. We simply assume that this is the standard menu for all Jews returning...

Apple and Cranberry-Orange Kugel

By Margi Lenga Kahn September 28, 2014

Ingredients 1 12-ounce package wide egg noodles1 ½ tsp. salt 7 tbsp. unsalted butter, divided, plus more for oiling panZest & juice from 1 medium orange, divided 1/3 cup dried cranberries 8 oz. block of cream cheese, melted1 ¾ cups whole milk,...

Spiced Lentil Salad

September 28, 2014

Ingredients2 ¼ cups (1 lb.) Du Puy lentils (small green lentils available in bulk or in boxes)1 medium red onion, diced1 cup golden raisins1/3 cup fresh pomegranate arils (from approximately one half of a medium pomegranate)Vinaigrette:1/3 cup extra...

Almond and Olive Oil Cake

September 28, 2014

(Adapted from “The Holiday Kosher Baker” by Paula Shoyer)Ingredients¾ cup blanched sliced almonds1 cup granulated sugar3 large eggs, at room temperature½ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for oiling pan1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, plus...

Fast menus to break your fast

Fast menus to break your fast

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light September 19, 2012

Fasting on Yom Kippur helps us to focus on the spiritual task of contemplation and self-renewal. We end our fast with a rejuvenating meal featuring lighter comfort foods that are easy on our stomachs and satisfying to our souls.  Traditional “break...

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