The sweet taste of the Torah, baked with a little butter and jam
Ever since the Middle Ages, Jews have sweetened children’s first day of learning the Torah and going to school (sometimes at the early age of three) with honey. Here's a Simhat Torah recipe that brings that tradition back to life!
“And He said unto me: 'Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee.' Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.” (Ezekiel, 3, 3)
Ever since the Middle Ages, Jews have sweetened children’s first day of learning the torah and going to school (sometimes at the early age of three) with honey.
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Vered Guttman is a caterer and a food writer based in Washington DC. Growing up in Israel she took her first lessons in Jewish cooking sitting at the tables of her two grandmothers, one from Poland, the other from Iraq. In Modern Manna, Vered will share a mix of new Israeli trends and old Jewish traditions, sprinkled with a distinct Sephardic flavor. Follow Vered on Twitter @veredguttman