Zahava recommends Ricciarelli di Siena (Siena Almond Cookies)
Might or might not be from the NY Times. Makes 24 cookies.
2 egg whites
1.25 c granulated sugar
Freshly grated zest of 1 orange
1 tsp almond extract (Zahava’s Mom’s note: if available for Pesach)
1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla sugar
10 oz ground blanched almonds
1/4 c matza cake flour
2 tbsp butter or margarine
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat egg whites with salt until stiff and dry. Gradually add 1 c sugar and beat to marshmallow consistency. Add orange zest, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Last, add ground almonds. Mix until it is a rather hard paste.
Mix cake flour with 1/4 c sugar. Generously grease baking sheet with margarine or butter and sprinkle with flour/sugar mixture.
Divide almond paste into 24 equal balls and shape each into a diamond. Place 2″ apart on baking sheet and bake 12-13 minutes. Remove from oven while still white and sprinkle immediately with confectioner’s sugar before letting cool.
Mimi recommends Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond which she is reading for the T’ruah book club.
Tamar recommends the BY Times books by Leah Klein. Follow Tamar’s BY Times instagram at #bytimesinourtimes and the 99% Invisible episode The White Elephant of Tel Aviv about the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station. The episode was originally produced by Israel Story.
This month on the podcast we’re talking about Judaism and the presidental election. Bernie Sanders, the first serious Jewish candidate for President of the United States, is seen by some as not Jewish enough, while Donald Trump eschews the usual Republican stances on Israel, and is seen by some as fascistic and anti-Semitic. In our second segment we’re talking about the Hereville books, a series of graphic novels whose protagonist is an ultra-Orthodox girl with super powers.
Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and the Jews
Sanders keeps his Judaism in the background, irking U.S. Jews by Rachel Zoll and Josef Federman on PBS.org
Bernie Sanders Keeps Talking About Being Jewish. Why Won’t We Listen? by JJ Abrams in the Forward
Bernie Sanders Is Jewish, but He Doesn’t Like to Talk About It by Joseph Berger in the New York Times
Muslim Student Asks About Islamophobia from Bernie 2016
White supremacist says he will air interview with Donald Trump Jr. JTA
Where Donald Trump stands on Israel and the Jews by Ben Harris in JTA
After Donald Trump wavers on David Duke, ADL publishes candidates’ guide to racists by JTA
How Republican Jews Utterly Failed To Prevent Rise of ‘Toxic’ Donald Trump by Noam Neusner in the Forward
What Kind of Jew Is Bernie Sanders? by Jay Michaelson in the Daily Beast.
But them on Amazon or indiebound.
Barry Deutsch on Hereville in Graphic Novel Reporter
Barry Deutsch in the Enchanted Inkpot
Reviews of the Hereville books from PJ Our Way
Marley Dias and #1000BlackGirlBooks
Zahava recommends the Netziv in general, and in particular his commentary on monarchy and democracy, found here via Sefaria.
Mimi recommends Bernie Sanders: a linguistic analysis by Joss Fong in Vox
Tamar recommends finding out what kind of end of life care your family members want via Five Wishes, recording family stories with the StoryCorp App, and Jewish chaplains in a stack of end of life related recommendations. Additionally, she recommends nutella rugelach. Use this recipe for the dough.
This month on the podcast we talked about the The Shul/Church Project, an art project by Zoe Cohen. In our second segment, we spoke about the women of the wall. Their new compromise, and what it means for women who pray in Jerusalem.