There are many important Jewish holidays such as Passover and Hanukkah. However, the most important Jewish holiday has to be Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur has to be the most important Jewish holiday because Yom Kippur is a day of fasting, forgiving, and forgiveness. Yom Kippur is a day to purify and cleanse our bodies and our minds. In addition, Yom Kippur is also call The Day of Atonement. On Yom Kippur, fasting lasts from sundown to sundown so this year I think that sundown is at between 6:30 and 7 in the evening. Fasting on Yom takes much will power because there is no eating or drinking the whole day. Therefore, I recommend not going outside all day because it will be hot and the heat will make you thirsty. Then, you will wish to drink water by the gallon which is not allowed. Therefore, prayer and self reflection indoors are the recommended activities to pass a Yom Kippur day. Also, I recommend eating a light meal for dinner before and after the fast because you don’t want to feel overly hungry while fasting and you will not be able to eat as much after fasting because the stomach tends to shrink a bit after fasting. However, after a day of fasting everyone will be eager to break the fast as fast as possible; so I recommend a glass or two of tea or grape juice and using one or both of these Yom Kippur break fast recipes. This first Yom Kippur break fast recipes is ideal with bagels and lox.
Smoked Salmon Butter
8 ounces smoked salmon, chopped
¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons chopped shallot
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Blend all ingredients in a medium bowl. Season salmon butter with salt and pepper. This can be made a day before. Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature before using. Makes 6 servings
1/4 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking power
½ teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
1 cup cottage cheese
2 cups grated cheese I would use cheddar cheese.
½ stick butter, melted
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 tomato, sliced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 X 9 inch casserole dish.
Mix flour, baking powder, salt, pepper. Set aside.
Beat eggs add all cheeses, butter, onions, and mushrooms. Mix well.
Add flour mixture and pour into casserole dish.
Place slices of tomato on top and push in slightly and sprinkle with parsley
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. This Yom Kippur break fast recipe can be served with bagels or toast and fresh fruit salad. Sources: www.kosherfood.about.com, www.epicurious.com