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People often ask Sharon and me how we come up with the recipes. For me, the recipes are the easy part. We emigrated from Casablanca, Morocco just before my eighth birthday. We left our family, our friends and community behind, so I stuck to my mother like glue. I was with her in the kitchen, watching, helping, tasting, remembering.

My parents wanted my brothers and I to adjust to living in a new country and they wanted us to be as American as possible. Weeknight dinners became an adventure in Americana. My mother cooked chicken pot pie, macaroni and cheese, corn dogs and sloppy Joes. We ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We had all-American barbecues with burgers and hot dogs.

But for Shabbat, Maman always brought us back to our roots. There was always a beautiful table set with her fine china, her sterling silver cutlery and white linens. There would be salade cuite (matbucha), beet salad (my favorite), cooked carrot salad with Swiss chard, fresh orange salad with cured black olives, a roasted pepper salad and more. She made flavorful soups. There was always a fish course, sometimes a spicy Moroccan fish with preserved lemon or a Dover sole in a smooth, creamy lemon and egg sauce. The main course might be a stuffed boneless chicken or a stew with tender meat and briny olives or bright vegetables stuffed with ground beef, rice and herbs.

For the Jewish holidays, there would be couscous with all the trimmings. But our absolute favorite dish that my mother would make for Friday nights was her one and only meat and potato Pastelle. Call it a Moroccan Shepherds Pie. This recipe calls for the same sautéed onions, ground beef and mashed potatoes, but instead of the usual paprika and tomato sauce, Pastelle is seasoned with bay leaf, nutmeg, cumin, coriander and a zesty squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

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Written by: @thesephardicspicegirls

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Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg said in an interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that antisemitism today has risen to the point where it is “no longer lurking, but standing proud” like it was in Germany during the 1930s.

Spielberg was discussing his latest film, “The Fabelmans,” with Stephen Colbert; the film is a semi-autobiographical movie in which a character based on a young Spielberg is subjected to antisemitic bullying in high school. Colbert asked Spielberg if he was surprised at the rise of “public antisemitism” today; he replied it was “very, very surprising.”

“Antisemitism has always been there, it’s either been just around the corner and slightly out of sight but always lurking, or it has been much more overt like in Germany in the ’30s,” Spielberg said, per Variety. “But not since Germany in the ’30s have I witnessed antisemitism no longer lurking, but standing proud with hands on hips like Hitler and Mussolini, kind of daring us to defy it. I’ve never experienced this in my entire life, especially in this country.”

He added that “the marginalizing of people that aren’t part of some kind of a majority race is something that has been creeping up on us for years and years and years.” “Hate became a kind of membership to a club that has gotten more members than I ever thought was possible in America,” the filmmaker said, “and hate and antisemitism go hand in hand. You can’t separate one from the other.” However, Spielberg told Colbert he believes Anne Frank was correct in thinking “that most people are good.” “I think essentially at our core, there is goodness and there is empathy,” he said.

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Written by: Aaron Bandler

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Chag Purim Sameach! Comedian @drewm1chael has a hilarious take on Jewish holidays vs Christian holidays. Watch till the end. #purim #jewishholidays #christianholidays #jewtok #jewtok🇮🇱✊🏽
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