Parashat Chayei Sarah

Leket Israel and Parashat Chayei Sarah This week’s parasha demonstrates that the virtue of hospitality cannot be applied only to family, friends and ‘people like us’. Leket Israel’s partner organizations serve all sectors of society, including African migrants and Arab communities. Kindness to Strangers Rabbanit Malke Bina is the founder and director of Matan: The […]

Chayei Sarah Recipe – Labneh, Strained Yogurt

LABNEH Rachel Davies Everywhere I look there seem to be mentions of, or recipes for, labneh. So it’s time to add my own. Labneh is a Middle Eastern strained yogurt with a consistency of cream cheese, and the sour taste of yogurt. It’s traditionally spread out on a plate, drizzled with olive oil and za’atar […]

Parashat Vayera

Leket Israel and Parashat Vayera Even at her advanced age, Sarah can breastfeed her child and celebrate at his weaning feast. Every child is entitled to the food required to grow and thrive, but not all mothers are in a position to provide it. At Leket Israel we supply fresh, nutritious food to over 180 […]

Vayera Recipe – Shrab al Loz, Sweet Almond Milk

Poopa Dweck In the Aleppian Jewish community, the acceptance of a man’s proposal of marriage by his beloved triggers a cascade of events unrivaled in the Jewish life-cycle. Beginning with the night of the proposal and concluding with seven nights of banquets after the wedding ceremony, these are among the most festive occasions in Aleppian […]

Parashat Lech Lecha

Leket Israel and Parashat Lech Lecha No sooner has Abraham entered the Promised Land than there is a famine, and he goes down to Egypt in search of food. Even without a famine, there are people in Israel today without enough food. Leket Israel is working hard to collect food that would otherwise go to […]

Lech Lecha Recipe – Ful Medames, Egyptian Broad Beans

FUL MEDAMES, EGYPTIAN BROAD BEANS Claudia Roden The traditional Egyptian breakfast of dried fava beans is also the national dish, eaten at all times of the day, in the fields, in village mud-houses, and in the cities. Restaurants serve it as a mezze, and it is sold in the streets. Vendors put the beans in […]

Parashat Noach

Leket Israel and Parashat Noach In this week’s parsha the earth seems doomed to total destruction, but a remnant survives to ensure that life can go on. Our situation is less dire, but we too are facing the slow destruction of the natural world as we know it. Leket Israel is determined to do its […]

Noach Recipe – Red Snapper with Coconut Milk

RED SNAPPER WITH COCONUT MILK Helen Nash • Makes 4 servings I like to serve this dish on a bed of coconut rice, topped with an Asian-inspired sauce and garnished with bright green cilantro leaves. 4 skinless snapper fillets (about 6 ounces/170 g each) Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 3 […]