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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 …

Challah and Apple, Carrot, and Honey Bundt Cake


My name is Lian Bar Zohar, and I’m Indianapolis’ new shlicha, or Israeli emissary. This is my first time in the U.S., and I’m so excited to get to know this community.

To help you get to know me, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite recipes. I love to cook and bake, and I c…