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L'Chayim will look back into issues
of The Jewish News to see what
was happening in the local Jewish
community or in the Diaspora 10, 20
and 40 years ago.
myasthema gravis treatment center.
An Oak Park woman was reunited
with her sister from Russia after 56
TEN YEARS AGO
A hand grenade attack
damaged the El Al ticket office in
Athens. The Dead Sea Works,
Israel's potash-producing company,
completed a third expansion.
President Carter dedicated the
national Chanukah menorah in
Lafayette Square, opposite the
White House. Zeppo (Herbert) Marx,
last surviving member of the famous
Marx brothers, died at age 78.
Sinai Hospital opened a new
20 YEARS AGO
Governor Milliken signed a
proclamation calling for restoration
of human rights to Jews of the
Soviet Union. Hillel Day School
added to its curriculum a course in
sex education for grades five
40 YEARS AGO
The Jewish population of Israel
exceeded one million. A rescue
operation brought 2,000 Jews to
Israel from Iran.
The first Chanukah program to
be presented on television in Detroit
aired. The Jewish Community
Center observed the 10th
anniversary of the dedication of the
Aaron DeRoy Memorial Building on
Netoe ,v Chanukah Gelt Cookies, With Plenty Of Dough
By FERN HEEGER
Do you have a favorite kosher
recipe? Each month in this space,
L'Chayim will print kosher recipes
that the whole family can prepare
together. To contribute to the
column, write your recipe in a way
in which the entire family can
participate; type your recipe on
8 1/2x11" paper and send it to
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Decorations for Cookies
1 to 2 cops of granulated sugar
Food coloring (your color choice)
1 beaten egg white
1 cup vinegar mixed with
1 Tablespoon of salt
Place 1 cup of granulated sugar
in a small bowl (use more if
desired). Mix with a few drops of
food coloring, until desired color.
Set aside and allow to dry.
Wash pennies thoroughly in hot
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1989
soapy water. Then soak them in the
vinegar and salt solution to make
shiny. Rinse and dry thoroughly with
Brush tops of cookies with
beaten egg white. Dip top of cookie
in dry colored sugar. Brush back of
penny with egg white. Press penny
into middle of cookie.
Bake as per instructions.
Sugar Cookie Dough
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 /2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening (Crisco)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Sift flour. Add baking powder
and salt. In another bowl, cream
shortening with electric mixer. Add
sugar, a little at a time. Beat until
light. Add beaten eggs and vanilla,
Combine the dry ingredients
with the cream mixture; mix well;
shape into ball. Chill in a covered
container in refrigerator.
(While dough is chilling,
prepare granulated sugar and
pennies according to the
instructions in the "Decorations for
When well chilled, remove one-
half of the mixture from the
refrigerator. Roll out the cold dough
1/8 of an inch thick on a lightly
floured board. Cut cookie shapes
with a floured 6-pointed cookie
cutter (or any other shape desired).
Repeat this procedure with the
other half of the chilled mixture in
(Complete the decorations
according to the instructions above.)
Place cookies on lightly
greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400
degrees in oven for 6-10 minutes.
YIELD: 6 dozen.
During Chanukah it is
customary to eat foods fried in oil
(symbolic of the legend of the one
jar of oil which laster eight days). In
some areas, the traditional food is
potato pancales (latkes); in Israel,
however, yeast doughnuts (Suf-gan-
i-ot) are prepared in celebration of
3/4 cup orange juice or water
1/4 pound margarine cut into pieces
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 packages dry yeast
3 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
dash of salt
2 eggs lightly beaten
In a small saucepan combine
the orange juice, margarine and
sugar. Heat until margarine has
melted and cool to lukewarm. Add
yeast and stir until dissolved.
In a large mixing bowl, combine
yeast mixture with all the other
ingredients. Stir until completely
smooth. Knead on a floured board
until smooth and pliable. If the
dough is sticky, you can add as
much as 1/3 cup of flour. (Dough
will remain a little sticky until after
the first rising.)
Grease the large mixing bowl
lightly with vegetable oil. Place
dough in the bowl and turn to coat
it. Cover with towel and let stand
one-half hour or until doubled.
Punch down. Pack into a rectangle
one-quarter inch thick. Cut the
dough into strips and roll into balls.
(Note: You will have to experiment
with the size of the strips but they
should not go much over 6 inches
long and one-half inch wide since
the doughballs will increase in size.)
Place doughballs on a place at
least one inch apart. Cover with a
towel and let rise 20 minutes. Fry
until brown two doughnuts at a time
in deep fat heated to 350 degrees.
Remove with slotted spoon and
drain. Sprinkle with confectioner's
sugar or dip in honey.
Serve alone or with jam or jelly.
Suf-gan-i-ot are best if eaten
immediately but can be reheated if
placed briefly in warm oven. And if
you are still hungry, ask Mom for
her favorite potato latkes recipe.
(And don't forget to save a few for
B'tayavon! Hearty appetite! ❑
8 Burning Answers
from left to right. The new
candle for each night is lit first.
1) Lighting the Chanukah candles
8) Once the candles are in the
2) We light the candles to publicize
menorah, the shammash
the miracle of Chanukah.
(helping candle) is lit. The
3) Both men and women are
brachot (three the first night and
obligated in this mitzvah.
two for the subsequent nights)
4) The candles should be lit
are said. The candles are lit
immediately after the stars come
after all the brachot have been
out. However; if one cannot do it
said. Then, hanerot hallelu is
then, he may do it as long as
said or sung. Maoz tzur or other
some members of his household
Chanukah songs may then be
are still awake and thus, "the
miracle" is still publicized.
7) The candles are placed from
right to left. The candles are lit
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