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Was part of me Sephardic? Had my ancestors been kicked out of Spain? Had they stopped in the southwest of France on their way to Alsace? Had they savored cassoulet? Were there ancestral beans running through my veins?

Sylvie Bigar

Looking Ahead to Hanukkah

Let Joan Nathan help you prep for the holiday: swipe right for the only recipes you’ll need.

Crispy Traditional Potato Pancakes With Applesauce

How to fry up a batch of perfect potato pancakes this Hanukkah—and don’t forget the applesauce

Sufganiyot (Israeli Jelly Doughnuts)

Make your own miracle of oil by frying up a batch of sugar-coated treats stuffed with apricot jam

Kiftes de Prasa, Macedonian Leek and Meat Patties

Fry up something new for Hanukkah: Made with lamb and leeks, savory ‘kiftes’ bring a taste of Macedonia to your holiday table

Keftes Garaz: Sweet-and-Sour Syrian Meatballs

How to put a Syrian spin on your Hanukkah feast

100 Foods and Beyond

Check out Tablet’s book The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List, and learn the stories behind iconic Jewish dishes. Argue with your friends about what we left out. And if you get hungry, we’ve included 60 recipes, too. And then there’s more...

Play the Jewish Foods Memory Game with your kids. Match up doubles of chicken soup, or borscht, or kreplach, and work up their appetite in the process.

Or try the 500-piece 100 Foods circular puzzle, and set the perfect table filled with your favorite Jewish foods.

Or check out this sticker book, featuring the tastiest items from 100 Most Jewish Foods. Put your favorite stickers on your laptop, your notebook, or your refrigerator.

You can buy all the merchandise, plus The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia, edited by the hosts of Tablet’s Unorthodox podcast, by clicking here.

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So goes the debate: Treyf is delicious why would anyone deny themselves that? Antiquated dietary restrictions are guidelines not rules. But Kosher is a time-honored ritual that ties us to the ancient world and gives us the discipline that is our religion’s best quality. Plus, pig’s a filthy animal. Tablet won’t resolve this debate, but we certainly dive into it trotters first⁠—and not just about food.

Keeping Kosher

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Percent of U.S. Jews who say they keep kosher in their home, according to Pew Research Center

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