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"Honey cake is considered the fruitcake of the kosher kitchen," jokes cookbook author Marcy Goldman. "The same resistance people may have to fruitcake, a lot of people have about honey cake." With her recipe — now the go-to recipe for thousands of families — Goldman modernizes this sweet taste of the past. Deena Prichep for NPR hide caption

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The Jewish Fruitcake: Honey Cake Is A Sweet And Stodgy Tradition

In symbolic hope for a sweet new year, many Jews will mark the start of Rosh Hashanah with honey cake. The cake is sentimental, but not always beloved. Here, a delectable update to the ancient recipe.

People take part in a march Saturday in support of migrants as part of the European Day of Action in Nice, in southeastern France. Valery Hache /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Home-Cooked Meals, France Warms To Mideast Migrants

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As Warm Days Wane In Moscow, An 'Air Of Desperate Celebration'

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Ariel's Dance Abel Korzeniowski
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Firefighting Program Offers Juvenile Inmates A Chance To Give Back

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Cairo's ornate buildings are a mix of 19th century European and Middle Eastern architecture. A massive project is designed to restore their glory, but street vendors and river boat drivers say they are being displaced by the effort. Courtesy Soheir Zaki Hawas hide caption

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Cairo Restores The Eclectic Glory Beneath Decades Of City Dust

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In My Mind Amanda Palmer
Drum Drum The Redneck Manifesto
Still D.R.E. Dr. Dre
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Soul Sacrifice Santana
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Ecstasy pills confiscated by law enforcement. For decades, MDMA has gotten a reputation as a dangerous club drug — but reporter Kelley McMillan says it was first used for therapeutic purposes in the '70s. Fernando Camino/Cover/Getty Images hide caption

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From Club To Clinic: How MDMA Could Help Some Cope With Trauma

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Pope Francis, in the Vatican's St. Peter's Square on Wednesday. The pope will begin his visit to the U.S. on Sept. 22 in Washington, D.C., where he will stay for several days before moving on to New York City. Giuseppe Ciccia/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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Pope To Visit Heights Of Capitol Hill, With Sights Set On D.C.'s Poor

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"Honey cake is considered the fruitcake of the kosher kitchen," jokes cookbook author Marcy Goldman. "The same resistance people may have to fruitcake, a lot of people have about honey cake." With her recipe — now the go-to recipe for thousands of families — Goldman modernizes this sweet taste of the past. Deena Prichep for NPR hide caption

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The Jewish Fruitcake: Honey Cake Is A Sweet And Stodgy Tradition

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A Quai Ensemble Orchestral Synaxis
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'Maybe Sincerity Is The New Punk': Chris Cornell On Embracing Space

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Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart Chris Cornell
Dumb [Demo] [Instrumental] Nirvana

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