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Science and Reform Judaism are not at odds. Although some people of faith have been – and, in some cases, continue to be – suspicious of science, Reform Judaism encourages scientific and medical advances.
Jewish babies are given Hebrew names shortly after they are born. Usually, a brief ceremony is performed, which often includes family members of the new baby.
Jewish tradition teaches that human beings are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). This is the underpinning of all of the rituals and customs that make up a Jewish funeral.
The Torah does not just command us to give to the poor but to advocate on their behalf. We are told in Proverbs 31:9 to “speak up, judge righteously, champion the poor and the needy.”
Q: I have a memory of my aunt bringing an individual serving of a dome-shaped pastry from a Bronx, New York bakery when she came to visit. It had a buttery taste and could be toasted in a toaster oven.
Q: Tomorrow I am planning on making your recipe for tri-colored gefilte loaf that appeared in the Spring 2012 edition of Reform Judaism magazine.
Q: I make your Passover Linzer Torte each year ever since I saw it in Reform Judaism magazine in 2005. I wanted to know if I could bake it in advance and freeze it, in the pan (I’ll be traveling with it), and defrost it in the pan the day of the seder while traveling.
Q: I was very happy to find your Lamb Tagine Passover recipe. I bought a Tagine a few years ago, but I've been too intimidated to use it.
Q: What is the best way to add garlic to a dish?A: Garlic Guidlines:Raw garlic, when added to a marinade can be added chopped or smashed with peel removed.