February 12, 2016 / 3rd of Adar, 5776
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    There’s no going back now. The die has been cast, the UN Security Council has approved the deal, and it seems like the Iran Deal is an unstoppable force as Congress prepares to fight it out over the next two months. In the spirit of bipartisanship… well, no, more like in the... Read More
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    All Jewish celebrations, from holidays to weddings, include wine as a symbol of our joy and blessings (not to mention a practical way to increase that joy!). In honor of the four glasses of wine we drink during the Passover seder, Naomi Levy, assistant bar manager at Eastern Standard, created... Read More
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    With the harvest festival of Sukkot right around the corner (it starts on Wednesday, Sept. 18!), we asked our friends at The Gallows in the South End to create a special holiday cocktail just for us, and they kindly obliged (see their homemade High Holiday cocktails here). Bar manager Mo Shanly... Read More
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    We know everyone appreciates—and loves—the traditional Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur recipes: brisket, apple cake, bagels and lox…you know the drill. But this year we wanted to bring some of those holiday flavors (well, mostly the apple flavor) into the realm of adult... Read More
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    Surely we can’t have any holiday without a little cheer. Sometimes that cheer comes in the form of gifts and food, but in this case, we are talking about cheer in alcohol form. L’Chaim! The Naughty and Nice list1. Sazerac Cocktail2. No You Can’t Substitute with Egg-Beaters... Read More
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  • Rosh-hashana
    Wednesday night marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Many of the traditional foods for the holiday, like apples dipped in honey, are sweet, symbolizing our wishes for a sweet new year. But my favorite food moment actually comes on the second night of Rosh Hashanah. Not... Read More
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    While an integral part of the secular New Year, toasts are not traditionally part of the Rosh Hashanah table. Passover and Purim are known for their related alcoholic beverages. Tu Bishvat, the New Year of the Trees, has its kabbalistic seder with an accompanying set of four glasses of... Read More

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