Cochin Jews -They are the oldest group of Jews in India, with possible roots claimed to date to the time of King Solomon. The Cochin Jews settled in the Kingdom of Cochin in South India,now part of the state of Kerala. As early as the 12th century, mention is made of the Black Jews in southern India. The Jewish traveler, Benjamin of Tudela, speaking of Kollam (Quilon) on the Malabar Coast, writes in his Itinerary: "...throughout the island, including all the towns thereof, live several…
Jewish traditions including the kriah, where mourners tear a rent in their clothes which they display for the 7 days of shiva, the intense mourning period following a death. The specific placement of this tear is determined by the relationship with the deceased: for a parent, the visible rip is on or near the heart; for siblings, children and spouses, the rip is on the right and need not actually be visible.
We found mouthwatering recipes for low-fat pizza, s'mores, casserole, nachos, apple cake, and more of your favorite comfort foods made using matzo so you can keep kosher during Passover while still indulging!
Michael Ruhlman was on the Chew to discuss different types of cooking fats. He used Schmaltz, rendered chicken fat flavored with onion, to cook this Kreplach recipe, which is basically Jewish potstickers or ravioli