Julie Levine

J Weekly

A Favorite Recipe from a Cherished 1949 Cookbook

love “The Jewish Cookery.” It’s a 400-page cookbook by Leah W. Leonard from 1949 that I found in a used bookstore. There are lots of recipes, but not a lot of instructions, which I like because it’s a throwback to a time when we could take some risks in our cooking. It didn’t quite matter how finely we chopped the onions or the precise length of time we sautéed the vegetables. We could trust ourselves and our taste buds to figure it out. Read more…

What Can One Woman Do to Help At-Risk Jewish Women?

My Jewish values have always guided me: helping those in need, tzedakah, social justice, a commitment to Jewish tradition. I strive to raise my kids with a deep connection to these values. I want them to see making the world a better place as their responsibility. I want them to treat people fairly, honestly and as equals. This article is about… Read more…