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Parshat Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20)

The Snake Oven In this week’s parsha (Deut. 30:12), we are told that the Torah “is not found in Heaven” (Lo BaShamayim Hee). The...

Gedolei Yisroel to Address More than 10,000 at Dirshu Testing Sites Worldwide

This week, an entire group of yungeleit will be taking the first Dirshu Kinyan Torah test in Venezuela! Yes, in Caracas, Venezuela all members...

New Food Outlets Bring ‘Non-Traditional’ Hashgachas to Brooklyn’s Chareidi Community

It may not exactly be a trend (yet), but two food establishments – Dunkin Donuts and 16 Handles – are trying to attract clientele...

Proper Performance of Mitzvat Brit Milah

It is always sad to see dispute and bickering amongst brethren. It is even more aggravating to see anger and emotional outbursts, bitter...

Parshat Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8)

Serving Hashem With Joy There is a common pre-Rosh HaShana bracha which states, “may this year and its curses end, and may next year...

The Jewish Voice Reviews Smokey Joe’s

The Place for Kosher BarbecueOne of the good things about being a Kosher-observing Jew in the tri-state area is the sheer number of dining...

Hagaon Rav Naftali Tzvi Yehuda Berlin (Netziv) zt”l on Parshat Ki Teitzei

(From Haamek Davar on Devarim 22:8)“When you build a new house you should build a protective fence (‘maakeh’) for your roof.” (Devarim 22:8) According...

Parshat Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9)

In Simcha Raz’s classic biography of Rav Aryeh Levin (ZT”L), A Tzaddik in Our Time, he tells a story about Rav Levin and his...

Jezebel Brings Hip, Sophisticated, Quality Dining to the Kosher Crowd

Having only opened its doors a few weeks ago, a new addition to SoHo’s nightlife/culinary scene has already made quite a splash. With its...

Parshat Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17)

“Idealism and Reality”It was another one of those park bench discussions. I hadn›t seen my old friend Eli for quite some time. We would...

Premium Ice Cream – A Jewish Invention?

For those of us who love indulging in mass-marketed premium ice cream – especially as an antidote to sweltering summer days – it may...

New York 7-Eleven Store Now ‘Keeps Kosher’

Retailer Opens First Kosher Grill in MonseyAfter more than a year in planning, 7-Eleven, Inc. has opened its first kosher grill at a 7-Eleven...

Parshat Eikev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25)

The Summary of All FearOne of the most discussed verses in this week’s portion deals with the fear of Heaven. Moshe presents the Children...

Recipe: Minestrone – Italian Vegetable Soup (Pareve or Dairy)

The word minestrone derives from the Latin verb ministrare, which means ‘to administer’.Maybe because, as any Italian mother can witness, it is the most efficient way to...

Tu B’Av: YU Connects Offers 8 Practical Tips for Your Community

Just a few days after Tisha B’Av comes the holiday of Tu B’Av. In contrast to the baseless hatred that brought about the destruction...

Local Kiruv Group Makes Judaism Exciting and Accessible, Even During the Nine Days

The Brooklyn Jewish Experience (BJX) works non-stop, planning a weekly dinner/lecture, advanced Torah classes, and coordinating Shabbat placement and hospitality, one-one-learning, mentoring, and a...

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