Manna from Heaven: Down to Earth Kosher Recipes

Overview

Whether you're whipping up a party or planning meals for your family, this is the cookbook you'll turn to again and again. Manna from Heaven, written by home cooks for their friends and family, is filled with diverse, thoroughly tested recipes, from the "effortless" to the most ambitious. Enjoy the best of kosher dining, from our home to yours!

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $21.22   
  • Used (3) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Overview

Whether you're whipping up a party or planning meals for your family, this is the cookbook you'll turn to again and again. Manna from Heaven, written by home cooks for their friends and family, is filled with diverse, thoroughly tested recipes, from the "effortless" to the most ambitious. Enjoy the best of kosher dining, from our home to yours!

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979292507
  • Publisher: Rudlin Torah Academy
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Introduction

Food is an inextricable part of Judaism, both our religion and our culture. Our weekly observance of Shabbat and all of our holidays are marked by meals. Challah, chicken soup, the sweet and the bitter at Passover, hamantaschen, brachot: from the laws that regulate kosher food, what we may and may not eat, to the memories we treasure of our grandparents' kitchen, it is impossible to imagine or describe our faith without talking about food.

Thus, as Rudlin Torah Academy approached its 40th year, and we considered how to mark this anniversary, our thoughts naturally turned to food and cooking. Our staff and families pass recipes to each other, so why shouldn't we share them with the larger community?

When you look through these pages, you certainly will see the result of some very hard work. But you also may notice the astonishing variety of foods in the modern Jewish home, a rich texture drawn from thousands of years of ritual, tradition, and change.

Food changes as it reflects the journeys of a people. So many of us now live in suburbs, not the small villages or large cities of a few generations ago. Clearly, too, we do not eat all of the same foods as our ancestors in Eastern Europe or the Middle East or the Mediterranean. What would they have made of soy milk, or frozen latkes, or many of the kosher products we take for grated today? Yet there are familiar threads, ageless connections across time that bind us to our past and future.

There has been much discussion in recent years of the pressures on Judaism, many reminders of the need for us to adjust to changing circumstances and yet hold on to what makes us uniquely Jewish. Surely we can find guidance in the way we maintain authentic Jewish cooking and come together, over the table, to celebrate life as a people.

When it came time to name this cookbook, our 40-year journey brought to mind another significant event in Jewish history, the liberation of the Hebrew people from bondage in Egypt and their 40 years of wandering in the desert before reaching the Promised Land. Their only sustenance during that time came from a miraculous food called mon (manna) which appeared each day, and which still carries the meaning of a wonderful, unexpected gift.

This is a memory we as a nation carry with us to this day, and it helps explain the mission of Rudlin Torah Academy, providing the children of our community with the daily gift of Torah, food for the soul.

We present this collection of recipes from our family in the home it will bring together your family and friends over the foods that have sustained our people.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)