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Sarah Newman

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About the Author

Sarah NewmanSarah Newman is the founder of Neesh Noosh: Finding Faith in Food. She recently worked with JFE® to put together value cards representing essential values we can explore, practice and reflect upon every time we eat.

Nina’s Apple Cake

Recipe by Sarah Newman

Nina’s Apple Cake

For decades, Nina and Leon Merrick have brought not just a freshly baked cake to meals, but also countless stories of Poland, Ukraine, Russia and extended family across the globe—all peppered with the underlying strength, determination and calmness about the calamities they have survived. Despite it all, they exude joy and warmth—just like this modest,

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Vegan Cholent

Recipe by Sarah Newman

Vegan Cholent

I use a lot of cremini mushrooms in my recipe, but any type of mushroom works to bring a rich, savory flavor to this dish. I also try to use the tastiest and most interesting beans available, many of them heirlooms from a California company called Rancho Gordo. You can use any type of dried

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Cholent, with a Change

by Sarah Newman

Cholent, with a Change

Cholent, the traditional slow-cooked Shabbat dish, doesn’t have to be heavy on meat and eggs, as Sarah’s vegan version—inspired by her diverse cholent experiences around the world—shows.

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Vegan Sweet Noodle Kugel

Recipe by Sarah Newman

Vegan Sweet Noodle Kugel

Eating less meat and dairy, or even being fully vegan, does not mean forsaking all of one’s favorite Shabbat and holiday dishes. We pass down and make family recipes because such dishes are integral to our memories and experiences. Recipes evolve and change through generations. Cuisine is the food of a culture, and if Jews

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Mushroom and Bean Soup

Recipe by Sarah Newman

Mushroom and Bean Soup

The primary ingredients in this soup require little water to be grown. They are sowed in the ground and dark places, reflective of the shorter days of winter. With the cold weather, we stay inside more and perhaps become more insular and reflective in our nature.

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Stuffed Zucchini Rolls

Recipe by Sarah Newman

Stuffed Zucchini Rolls

Before Rosh Hashanah, we read Nitzavim during which all of the Israelites establish a covenant with God. Entering into the covenant is stepping into a concrete process in this world. “For the mitzvah which I command you this day, it is not beyond you, nor is it remote from you. It is not in heaven…It

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