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Moroccan donuts


Dough for donuts:

  • 1 kg white flour
  • 1 cube or 50 grams of fresh yeast
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon thin salt
  • 800 ml lukewarm water


  • 1 1/2 liter canola oil


  • White sugar



  • In the largest bowl, mix flour and yeast together. Add…



  • 2 medium onions
  • 4-5 medium potatoes preferably red.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Slightly freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons flour


  • Finely chop the onion. Fry slightly in oil until browned
  • Peel the potatoes and grate coarsely. Squeeze the grated dough b…

Hamantaschen / "Oznei Haman"

Depending on the location of origin, these sweet treats are meant to look like Purim villain Haman's hat, pockets, or ears. This recipe was given to Israeli emissary Lian Bar Zohar by her mother. Photo via Alex Lau for Bon Appetit.


2 ½ sticks of butter
4 tbsp powdered sugar
2 eggs

Spicy Moroccan Fish

Serves 6. Photo via Lian Bar Zohar.






  • 6 filets fresh or frozen tilapia or salmon
  • Garlic clove, peeled and cut in half or diced
  • 2-3 serrano peppers (depending on spice level you prefer), chopped
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 c…

Tu B'Shvat Fruitcake


More than four months have passed since I arrived in the U.S., my first time in this wonderful country. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your warm hospitality—Indianapolis truly reminds me of where I grew up in the Western Galilee, Indy's Partnership region …