Women and Matza: Food, Work, and Pesach Memories

Women and Matza - Dr. Elizabeth LaCouture

An introductory note from Jewish Food Hero: I am excited to have Dr. Elizabeth LaCouture share a Passover food story from Hong Kong, and reflect on our relationship with making matza. Elizabeth LaCouture is a contributor to Jewish Food Hero’s forthcoming book Women and the Talmud. She is the founding director of the Gender Studies […]

Eco-Kashrut Question: Beit Din in France

Eco-Kosher Questions At Beit Bin

Eco-Kashrut Question:  Beit Din in France is a guest post by Louis Lavis.  A note to the reader: My family and I moved from Cambodia to France this summer. When we arrived, I sent out the Jewish Food Hero newsletter as usual. Louis Lavis, a JFH Community Recipe contributor, replied to welcome me to France […]

Ultimate Pirkei Avot Quotes on Humility, Action, and Relationships

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This is my collection of Ultimate Pirkei Avot Quotes on Humility, Action, and Relationships. Pirkei Avot is one of sixty-three tractates of the Mishnah, a foundational Jewish text which was codified by the 3rd century C.E.. Unlike the other 62 tractates which focus on legal instruction, Pirkei Avot is a collection of ethics and moral […]

Help Yourself to these 9 Plant-based Nutrition Books + Recipes

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I want to share 9 plant-based nutrition books and cookbooks which I love. Transitioning to a new, healthier way of eating is exciting. But it can also feel like a challenge to forego ingredients and products which we are used to cooking with and eating. The books I share here will give you ideas and […]

57 Quotes on Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Guide Us Forward

Here are 57 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes to guide us forward in this time of mourning. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020. Baruch Dayan Emet, literally meaning “blessed is the judge of truth”. Mourning RBG Today I want to share 57 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes to guide us forward. I have been collecting and reflecting on quotes […]

Ethical Kashrut and Food Justice – Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

An introductory note from Jewish Food Hero: I am excited to have Rabbi Dr. Shmuly  Yanklowitz share to guide us in understanding Ethical Kashrut and Food Justice. Recently, I shared some thoughts about a movement towards Ethical Kashrut. Broadly speaking, this is about the meaning of Kashrut in the modern world – in the context […]

An Essential Guide to Ethical Kosher Today

As we start a new year, I want to share an essential guide to ethical kosher today. This post includes five simple ethical kosher actions each of us might implement these into our eating and food purchasing patterns this year. In every­day life, it is hard to realize the power of our daily food choices […]

33 Restorative Jewish Quotes on Self-Care

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While the Jewish tradition has high expectations of self-refinement and taking actions that benefit society and the world, it also gives guidance on how we must care for ourselves. Of course, taking care of ourselves (often called “self-care)  is not to be confused with the modern “wellness” industry that proposes that we make our own […]

19 Jewish Quotes that Call for Racial Justice and Protest

Here are 19 Jewish Quotes that Call for Racial Justice and Protest. Jewish voices have a long history of demanding justice for the poor and oppressed. Prophets in the Tanakh often appeal to the memory of Jewish oppression in Egypt, and demand that the Jewish people do better for the oppressed in their land.  Hate […]

21 Common Yiddish Words Every Woman Should Memorize

Here is a list of 21 Common Yiddish Words Every Woman Should Memorize. Yiddish was the daily language of many European Jews for about 1,000 years. On the eve of World War II, there were about 11 million Yiddish speakers, but the decimation of European Jewry in the Holocaust greatly decreased this number, and today […]