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About JRT

What is Jewish Recipe Trader?
JRT is a place to share and find Jewish recipes. At JRT, we are motivated by a desire to help preserve the rich variety of Jewish cooking.

What are Jewish recipes?
Jewish cooking spans the globe and anywhere Jews live or have lived they have adapted local dishes to suit their own styles, tastes and laws. Expect to find kosher versions of Indian, European, African, and Middle Eastern cooking on JRT!

Are JRT recipes kosher?
We review recipes to make sure that they don’t call for pork or shellfish, and that don’t mix meat and dairy. If we see a recipe that calls for butter, we may ask the recipe author to resubmit the recipe using olive oil or margarine, as appropriate. If you find that a recipe calls for a non-kosher cut of meat or fish, let us know and we’ll contact the author.

Why do some of the advertisements on JRT reference non-kosher foods?
We rely on third parties to select appropriate advertisements to display on our site – from time to time ads that are not appropriate for a Jewish recipe site will appear.

I have an idea for a great feature for JRT. What should I do?
Fill out our contact form and describe your ideas and feedback!



Submitting Content

I submitted a recipe, why doesn’t it appear?
When you registered, you are automatically granted “author” status – this means you can submit recipes but they must be reviewed by JRT staff before they are publicly available. A limited number of users will be granted “Trusted Author” or “Editor” access – their recipes will be available immediately.

I updated a recipe that was previously approved, but now I can’t find it. Why?
Recipe updates must be reviewed by JRT staff to make sure that the updates conform to the JRT terms of service. Updates include both the text edits and image uploads.

I want to add a holiday recipe, but I can’t find it in the list of holidays. What can I do?
Go ahead and add the recipe and contact us to let us know we should consider adding a new holiday to the list. Once we’ve added it, you can edit your recipe to reference the holiday.

Can I add recipes from other sites or cookbooks?
We prefer you add your own recipes. You may submit recipes you’ve modified from the original. Remember that the recipe description is part of the recipe – we encourage you to add your personal story – that helps make the recipe your own and is more interesting to others. Exact recipe copies will not be approved.

I found my recipe on the site, but I didn't submit it. What can I do?
Contact us and let us know where the recipe is published. After we confirm your information, we'll remove the recipe from our site.

Are comments reviewed before publishing?
No.  Comments are immediately posted. If visitors observe any abusive comments, they should report it by clicking the “Report Abuse” link next to each comment. We’ll either edit or remove the comment and if the author is a repeat offender, we may restrict their access to JRT.



Profiles & Member Information

I forgot my sign in information. What can I do?
To reset your password, click on the "Forgot Your Password?" link on the sign-in page. Enter in your username and a new password will be sent to the email address in your profile.

If you've forgotten your username, please contact tech support.

What information is displayed in my public profile?
Your public profile includes:

Your first and last names are not required to register so if you wish to keep them private edit your profile to remove them. Your email information is never displayed.

How can I add a profile picture?
If you registered using your Facebook login, we'll automatically pick up your profile picture. We will also look for a Gravatar profile picture. Gravatar is a free service that allows you to create a single common profile picture to be used on multiple web sites. Just visit and make sure to use the same email address you used to register at JRT.

How can I make my profile public?
You can edit your profile by selecting "My Profile" from the "My JRT" menu. To make you profile public, check the box next to "Public".

I don't want questions about my recipes. Can I do that?
You may keep your profile public and opt to turn off the option allowing users to ask questions about your recipe. To do so, uncheck the box next to the text "Check to allow users to send you questions about your recipes".

If you do allow questions, your email address will not be exposed by JRT. However, if you respond to the email, then you will expose your email address.

If your profile is not public, then users will not be able to ask questions regardless of this setting.

Can I see all the recipes posted by a particular JRT member?
Yes, if the member has made his or her profile public. To find a members profile page, click on any recipe posted by that member. Under the recipe title, click on the members username. If the profile is available for viewing, you'll find a listing of all their recipes, plus information about that member.

How do I create a Cookbook?
Every registered user gets a free cookbook on JRT. Use your cookbook to collect your favorite recipes from any other or category. To add a recipe, click on the plus icon (Add to Cookbook Icon) in the Recipe Tools section displayed with every recipe. Once you've added a recipe, you can remove it by clicking the minus icon (Remove from Cookbook Icon) in the Recipe Tools. To add or remove recipes from your cookbook, you will need to sign in.

Once you've built up your cookbook, you can view by selecting "My Cookbook" from the "My JRT" menu. On your cookbook page you can view all your recipes, see your most recently added recipes, or search through your cookbook by recipe title. Go there now - but you will need to sign in first.



Community Features

Can I connect to JRT using my Facebook Profile?
Yes you can!

With Facebook Connect, you can link your Facebook profile to JRT when you register. Once you've done that, you'll have access to some cool new features:

Soon we'll be adding more features!

I've already registered, can I still connect JRT to my Facebook Profile?
If you've already registered to JRT, visit your "My Profile" page from the "My JRT" menu and follow the instructions - it's easy. Your user name will not change.

Can I disconnect JRT from my Facebook Profile?
Yes, but you must do so from Facebook. To disconnect from JRT, sign-in to Facebook. From the "Settings" menu select "Application Settings". You may need to select "Authorized" from the "Show" menu if it does not appear.

Scroll down to "Jewish Recipe Trader" and click the "x" at the right. That's it!

Can I add recipes to my Yahoo or Google home pages?
Yes! Just visit any member profile page and click the icons in the "About Me" section on the rght side of the page. These icons allow you to view and subscribe to a feed of the 10 most recent recipes, or to add the recipes to your My Yahoo or iGoogle pages.

What's Digg?
Digg is a social bookmarking site that is very popular. When users see an article or web page they like, they can click "Digg This" and add it to the Digg list of popular pages. Visitors to Digg can see what's popular. This helps JRT to get our recipes more widely available to people that may not otherwise find them. Digg and Digg often!

What's Mixx?
Mixx is a social bookmarking site similar to Digg. Mixx and Mixx often!



Publishing to Your Web Site or Blog

Can I publish recipes from JRT to my web site?
Yes! If your organization - a Synagogue, youth group, sisterhood or community organization - publishes member recipes, you can use JRT to manage the recipes and publish them back to your web site or even multiple web sites. The benefit is that your recipes can gain a wider audience through JRT and you only need to enter them one time.

To publish, follow these simple steps:

    1. Register on JRT - only registered members can submit and publish recipes. Register using your organization name and make sure you describe your group. Finally, make sure you leave your profile "public".
    2. Enter your recipes!- Go to "MyJRT" menu and select "Submit A Recipe". You can add a picture by editing the recipe later. Your recipe may need to be reviewed by JRT staff - once we get to know you, we can change your status to "Trusted Author" and your recipes will be immediately available.
    3. Publish Your Recipes - Go to the "MyJRT" menu, select "My Profile" then "Publish My Recipes" and follow the instructions.

    If you make updates to your recipes, repeat step 3.

Need more help? Support is available by email.

    Any registered user can publish their own recipes, not just organizations. Bloggers, web site owners, give it a try!



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