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Interview with Rabbi Chef David Trakhtman, Host of Pesach in Anglsea Community Links: David, I know that many caterers, being busy throughout the year, take a well-deserved break during Pesach. What inspired you to launch a Pesach getaway? Would you not rather have a bit of a holiday, especially when you need to re-kosher your kitchen? David Trakhtman: We’re busy throughout the year. However, I love what I do. Even if I did take a holiday, I would still end up on the kitchen (just can’t help it). For some people Pesach is a burden but for me it offers a unique opportunity & challenge to prepare dishes that I would not necessarily bother making at other times. I resent using mass-produced ingredients. Many of them come from overseas and don’t justify the price they are sold at. It gives me enormous pleasure to feed people with natural produce that Australia has to offer. As far as re-koshering goes, we simply lock our kitchen as all the food-prep takes place in Surf Spa Resort CL: You claim that the food you will be preparing is gebroks (matzo meal) & kitniyot (legumes & grains) free. How do you get away without these essential ingredients as far as the binding agents and variety is concerned?
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CL: Can you give an example of what you mean? DT: Last year I drove to Torquay (just 10 minutes away from Anglesea ), where I bought Black Russian Tomatoes. Their balance of flavor was simply incredible. They were sweet, sour and deliciously savory. They were perfect! I got upset with my kitchen hand when he wanted to add some crushed garlic. I know garlic is good with tomatoes. However, those particular ones were too good to mess up. I just added some sea salt, freshly ground pepper & Australian e/v olive oil. This is what I mean by savoring natural ingredients simply for what they are. CL: What about drinks? Will you be providing KLP CocaCola etc.? DT: There will be plain Mineral & Spring water. Instead of wasting a fortune on imported artificial drinks we’ll be making home-made syrups, using berries & citrus fruit as well as making stone fruit compotes. This way a person can adjust the amount of sugar he consumes by diluting it with more or less mineral water. CL: What can you say to our readers that will make them believe that you offer value for money and why your Pesach retreat is different from other Pesach retreats? DT: Other retreats are organized by people who employ catering companies to take care of the food. In this case 3 parties have to make a profit: accommodation owners, the catering company and the actual person/family that puts it together. In our case there is only 2 parties – ourselves as caterers and the accommodation owners. No other middlemen. It is for this reason we are competitively priced and can offer better accommodation & food. Our testimonial from families that joined us last year (which is featured on our website) can attest to it. CL: I know you’re also a Rabbi. Does that mean you provide supervision of your catering? Do you plan to lead the Passover Seder ? DT: While my basic knowledge of halachah comes in handy, I seek assistance of more senior & knowledgeable Rabbis from Kosher Australia, under whose supervision we operate. There will be a mashgiach at the resort, who will kosher the kitchen and stay for the entire period, while we’re preparing the food. I don’t provide supervision for my business. (It would be a conflict on interest if I did.) However, I will be leading one of the Sedorim, sharing some interesting insights into the holiday. TO ADVERTISE 0411.395.031
DT: We use eggs, which coagulate during cooking as well as starchy vegetables. Other vegetables & fruits contain fiber & cellulose, which contribute the right texture & consistency. For example, one can use capsicum puree as an emulsifying agent in binding vinegar & oil in salad dressings. It also provides its unique smoky flavor, which combines well with rosemary, which we use to infuse our olive oil. Many fruits contain pectin & sugar (fructose) which sets during cooking. For example, we cook rhubarb, which is quite acidic & tart. We combine it with raspberries and use as a dressing or a sauce. There is no need for matzo meal. We use nuts & potato starch in cakes, which actually makes them moister. There is plenty of things one can do without using legumes & grains. You will be surprised how vegetable matter can be manipulated, using different techniques to achieve great variety in texture & flavor.
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A Cake Of Mistaken Idenity
I have heard that they are the same shape as Haman's hat. But Haman was the man who wanted to wipe us out. Why would we immortalise him by eating cookies that bear his name?
It certainly made a contrast with Chanukah down under, and I look forward to experiencing it again when the opportunity next comes up.
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self or herself, feel happy for ones spouse and appreciate the other person.
In this article a few will be highlighted which hopefully will serve as reminders of the beauty of marriage, help things to flow in a stable and peaceful way and preserve the spark and flame of excitement we feel when we first get married.
It is also essential to reflect that there is something bigger than you directing us. This is the Torah. The Divine commandment to get married provides us with the absolute best framework on how to enjoy the optimal way to live. The key here is that this framework only provides the methodology the implantation is up to you. Whether you enjoy a happy marriage depends on how much you are willing to invest in the relationship.
e are very fortunate to be able to enjoy the benefits of marriage. It allows us to find an inner peace and sense of fulfillment. There are many important principals that can help safeguard the love we have for each other and the sanctity of marriage.
Marriage is our way of connecting with HaShem, our partner, our selves and the world around us. This involves working on oneself, and being prepared to change. It also means giving to another person and realizing the importance of being a friend to your spouse and caring for them. This is one of best ways to maintain a healthy relationship. There have been many studies conducted around longevity in marriages and one of the most important qualities of happy marriages is that spouses maintain a strong and vibrant feeling of friendship. Friendship is both inherent in relationships especially at the beginning when we are so appreciative of the fact that we found someone who accepts us and we accept them, and also essential to develop and cultivate throughout marriage. This involves being mindful of the other person, seeing what is important to them, caring about them, doing nice things for them and also caring about oneself. Friendship can involve doing things together like going for walks, going shopping, wanting to be in the other personâ€™s company and enjoying being in their company. We need to work on friendship and this is one of the best investments we can make. Friends can resolve differences and allow the other person to be him12 FEBRUARY 2012
So here are a few tips each needing a much fuller explanation: In marriages it is often better to be happy than right. Many fights in marriages result from one or both parties stubbornly believing that they are right and that the principles they hold dear are without argument. Pity, however there are many relationships that are sinking in the quagmire of endless fighting, misery, and circular and dysfunctional patterns due to being so right. Just think how much easier it would be just to get along and enjoy each others company like you did when you were dating and learn to resolve differences in a positive and constructive way. This brings us to the second point as noted above is to maintain your friendship with each other. This is one of the most important ingredients to maintaining happy, healthy, fulfilling relations as well in maintaining a positive emotional closeness and intimate life. Learn to care about each other. Don't get lost in the "I" infection. It not all about me, it's equally about everyone. Take an interest in the other person and their needs, this will leave you feeling happy and you will enjoy a wonderful life together. Research shows that couples that cultivate their TO ADVERTISE 0411.395.031
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A CAKE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY Rabbi Aron Moss
Why do we eat Hamantaschen on Purim? I have heard that they are the same shape as Haman's hat. But Haman was the man who wanted to wipe us out. Why would we immortalise him by eating cookies that bear his name? This may be a cake of mistaken identity. These Purim cakes were originally called mohntaschen, which means 'poppy seed pockets'. Today most hamantaschen are filled with jam, but poppy seed used to be the more popular filling. It was a short linguistic jump from mohntaschen to Hamantaschen, as people assumed there was a connection between the food eaten on Purim and the villain of the Purim story. The real reason for eating Hamantaschen is that they symbolise the very nature of the Purim miracle. If you read the story of Purim you notice that it was a string of seeming coincidences that saved the Jewish people from annihilation. There were no open miracles, no seas split, no plagues, just some twists and turns of history that, when viewed as separate events, seemed quite natural. Only at the end of the story was it revealed that a
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miracle had occured. Jews can always find a food to tell a story. In this case, it is the Hamantasch. The outside of the Hamantasch is just plain dough. The true flavour is concealed inside. Beneath the very ordinary veneer, the heart of the Hamantasch is bursting with sweetness. Our lives are much the same. At times it seems that we are being pushed and pulled by accidental forces. Things happen to us that seem haphazard and random, there seems to by no system in place, no direction to this cold and harsh universe. This is not true. There is a system. But it is hidden. Below the surface there is a sweet hand and a warm heart that directs the universe. Rarely do we get to see this hand. Purim is one day when it was revealed, when a crack opened in the outer shell of nature and we glimpsed what lies beyond. Purim reminds us that all those coincidences are no coincidences, and nothing is random. We are still in the middle of our story, so it is hard to see the full picture. But in the end we will see that it's all one big Hamantasch.
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bout a year ago, I wrote an articlefor an online magazine considering the differences between the way Chanukah is celebrated in the northern and southern hemispheres. This past summer (northern winter), we were fortunate to have spent Chanukah in Israel, and what an experience that was! For the first few days of Chanukah, we were in Eilat. Coming from the start of an Australian summer, that was itself a bit odd. During the day, the weather was delightful – sunny with the temperature in the mid 20s. But as early as 3.30 in the afternoon, it started to cool down, and by 5pm it was nearly dark and a bit chilly. This is actually a blessing in disguise – usually it’s so difficult to get small children to bed in the summer, and here we had the best of both worlds: summery weather, and early nights! 22 FEBRUARY 2012
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The hotel at which we stayed advertised a public lighting at 6pm. Well before this, the lobby of the hotel was set up with two long tables covered with menorahs. We brought our own (with disposable solid oil), and put them out early. That was a mistake! By the time we came down a bit later to light (which was still before 6pm), one of our menorahs had disappeared, and another was already lit by another family. We grabbed a marker and wrote our names on our menorahs to ensure this wouldn’t happen again. The hotel lighting ceremony was beautiful. Guests gathered around as the hotel Rabbi lit a very large menorah near the main entrance to the hotel, and everyone sung maoz tzur together to some musical accompaniment. Huge baskets of hot mini-doughnuts were passed around – they were just delicious. Families were TO ADVERTISE 0411.395.031
lighting their individual menorahs and singing; the festive atmosphere was all around. After a few nights of our stay in Eilat was over, and we drove back to Jerusalem. As we reached the outskirts of the city, the highway was lined with neon menorahs on the power poles. What a spectacular sight! It certainly made a pleasant change from driving down St Kilda Road or Lygon St at this time of year. After benching licht in our apartment, we went out into the streets in search of food (as one does). On a dark, winter night, the streets were lit up by menorahs in glass boxes outside apartment blocks or seen through street-facing windows in a most beautiful display of pirsumei nisah (publicizing the miracle of Chanukah). The restaurants all had lit menorahs, and we were greeted with a warm chag sameach by the staff. Even the taxi drivers wished us a chag sameach! Chanukah was everywhere, and it contributed to a fantastic atmosphere wherever we went. There were large Chabad menorahs in prominent places around the city – in squares, atop buildings, and even in front of the Prime Minister’s residence! The bakeries all carried a vast assortment of fantastic doughnuts. The range of fillings and decorations were as endless as the queues out the doors. Doughnuts are best when they are fresh and warm, and I was fortu-
nately able to prove this through extensive practical experiment. Fortunately, I was also able to offset the effect of this by walking around town as much as possible! Walking home through the Jewish Quarter in the Old City after Shabbos, we saw families gathered outside their apartment buildings lighting their menorahs and singing maoz tzur together. The Mamillah mall was completely lit up (like the proverbial Chanukah menorah), and only once, on that motzei Shabbos (24th of December) did we see a group of carollers outside the Mamillah hotel to give us some indication that the world was celebrating some other holiday at the same time. There were no barbeques to be had, and no late and sultry summer nights keeping the kids up for candlelighting. I missed the former (just a little), but didn’t miss the latter. Chanukah with small children is definitely easier during winter. It certainly made a contrast with Chanukah down under, and I look forward to experiencing it again when the opportunity next comes up.
David Werdiger is a Melbourne businessman, community activist, and writer. He writes regularly for www.galusaustralis.com and also on his personal blog davidknows.blogspot.com.au
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Friday Night February 10thFriday Night Live, Burgers and Bourbon 6:30pm-8:00pm with special kids program during the service North Eastern Jewish Centre, 6 High Street, Doncaster
Monday Night February 20thMonthly Shiur Series"The Naked Truthis honesty really the best policy?" 8-9pm North Eastern Jewish Centre, 6 High Street, Doncaster
Walk for Friendship, Sunday Feb 26 3:00 PM, www.walk4friendship.org.au
Chof Beis Shvat!! Tuesday Feb 14th Save the date
Huge garage sale at 12th Caulfield Scout Group, No. 1 Beavis St, (just off Glenhuntly Road in the Elsternwick Shopping Area, next to Coles Loading Bay).
A beautiful evening is being organized with a moving performance by Zahava Pinson.
Please continue dropping your good but unwanted goods (cloths, baby stuff, shoes, small furniture, kitchen things, whatever!) at 26 Poplar st, Caulfield South,
Chabad Youth and Keren Tov presents: an evening of music and inspiration. Gershon Wachtel in Concert
and we will sell it for Wizo.
World Class Concert with Gershon Wachtel,
To benefit a women's mikvah in Arad, Israel RSVP: Chanie Grosberg 0411-395-031
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Miriam’s Recipe Corner FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 Light Candles at: 8:14 pm ••• FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 Light Candles at: 8:07 pm ••• FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 Light Candles at: 7:59 pm ••• FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011 Light Candles at: 7:50 pm ••• FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 Light Candles at: 7:41 pm ••• FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2011 Light Candles at: 7:31 pm ••• FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2011 Light Candles at: 7:20 pm ••• FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2011 Light Candles at: 7:09 pm
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From my kitchen to yours!
Hamentaschen Ingredients 65g (1/4 cup) margarine 1/4 cup white sugar 1 egg (lightly beaten) 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self-raising flour Jam Beaten egg to glaze Directions Method Cream together the margarine and sugar until creamy and pale in colour.Add the beaten egg, half at a time, mixing well.Mix in the flour to form a stiff dough. Knead lightly. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes.Divide the dough in half. Keep half the dough covered. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celcius. Line two cookie sheets with baking paper. Roll out the dough to approximately 4mm thick. (You may find it easier to roll between two sheets of baking paper.)
Cut the dough into 6cm rounds. Try not to twist the cookie cutter as it will shrink the dough. Place 1/2 tsp jam into the centre of each round. Fold up the sides to form a triangle as shown in diagram. Pinch each of the sides well to ensure that the filling will not leak out during baking. Place the hamentaschen on the lined trays and glaze with the beaten egg. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Enjoy! This recipe was provided to you by Devorah Leah Schachter of Cakes Of Art 0425-701-232 COMMUNITY LINKS
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1. There is an extra light on the roof. 2. A box of Tefilin has been added. 3. A picture on the window is missing. 4. The yellow bag has moved under the table. 5. The thermostat is missing. 6. A yarlmukeh is now red. 7. The table on the bottom has been removed. 8. The windows became one long window. 9. Black line from the front of the Tallis is missing. 10. The bima changed colors.
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A group of yungeleit in Melbourne have recently established a new unhurried minyan for Shachris."We hope that this will inspire others," says one of the new Minyan's organizers. Can you spot the differences in these two pictures?
Community Links Melbourne, Our third edition for the Purim holiday!