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Jewish Cookbooks: Holiday Cookbooks


Holiday Cookbooks


More Information about this TitleThe Library has Jewish cookbooks devoted to Shabbat, Passover, and other Jewish holidays, featuring unique foods shaped by tradition, season, and region. Many holidays, such as Shabbat (the Sabbath or day of rest), are associated with luxurious and slow-cooking foods. In traditional observance, cooking and baking during the Sabbath (and many other holidays) is prohibited, resulting in special recipes, food preparations, and methods of keeping food warm. 



More Information about this TitlePesah (Passover) is another major Jewish holiday where food plays a leading role. The Passover seder, or ritual meal, involves many symbolic foods. Traditionally, Jews refrain from eating bread, grain products, and leavening during the 7-8 days of Passover and instead eat matzah.

Explore the Jewish cookbook collection for holiday recipes.


Find Jewish Holiday Cookbooks

1) Search the Library's catalog using the keywords

"Jewish cooking" 

and the names of holidays, such as

  • Shabbat
  • Passover
  • Chanukah
  • Purim
  • Rosh Hashana
  • Sukkot
  • Shavuot

2) Explore the collection guide under: 

Holidays: General and Passover

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A happy, healthy, gluten-free New Year! August 31, 2016

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