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Cheese pancakes, goose dinner, and a “trendel”: Beth Israel’s surprising guide to Hanukkah celebrations

Chanukah (or is that Hanuk(k)ah?) is on our minds this week, as many of us light the candles each night, gather with friends and family to eat latkes and spin dreidels, and exchange gifts.  Unlike most Jewish holidays, Chanukah’s central … Continue reading

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“Oysters a la Goldman”: Some new recipes for your Thanksgiving table

  With Thanksgiving upon us, many of us are busy with food shopping and menu planning.  It’s the perfect time to look back in our catalog of South Texas Jewish cookbooks for recipe inspiration.  What we often find are attempts … Continue reading

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Introducing the HJHA Blog

Welcome to the Houston Jewish History Archive’s new blog!  My name is Dr. Joshua Furman, and I am the founding director of the archive.  Here, you can look forward to reading exciting updates about our collections of South Texas Jewish … Continue reading

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