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Jerusalem U Blog

Matzah Gets a Makeover for Passover

Here's the latest video from our "Have You Met?" mini-documentary series, where director Micah Smith meets super-talented Israelis, like makeup artist Tal Peleg, who puts her art in the craziest places. This time, Micah visits the kitchen of internationally acclaimed Israeli chef Ido Zarmi. Chef Zarmi shows Micah how to make two delicious (and easy) Passover dishes. Now it's your turn! Watch the video with Chef Zarmi in action, and then scroll down to find the recipes for his seder-perfectItalian Charoset and Judeo-Spanish Matzah Spinach Pie.

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The Making of "ChloĆ© and Renny's Epic 24 Hrs in Israel"

At Jerusalem U we make all kinds of movies, from full length features to video shorts. It's what we're all about! And we like to think that after making several award-winning films we're good at it. But the exhausting schedule of "ChloƩ and Renny's Epic 24 Hours in Israel" presented a completely new challenge to our film team.

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Apples on Rosh Hashana: Some Great Ways to Add Sweetness to Your New Year.

Most of us know about the custom of dipping an apple in honey on Rosh Hashana as a symbol for a sweet new year. We probably use apples rather than other fruits because of the verse above, and because they are available just about everywhere Jews have lived over the centuries, and they ripen around this time.

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