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Parshat Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11)

Torah for All AgesOne of the most expounded upon parts of the Haggadah at Pesach is the portion of the Four Sons. There are...

Shabbat Nachamu and Tu B’Av: Finding Comfort After the Destruction

“ Comfort you, comfort you, my people, says your G-d” (Isaiah 40:1-26) This Shabbat, Parshat Va’etchanan - following the fast of the Ninth of...

Parshat Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22)

No Child’s Game“Do not recognize faces in judgment…Hear the small as the big…Do not be fearful of a man because the ultimate judgment is...

Jezebel, Where ‘The Only Thing Kosher Is the Food,’ Comes to SoHo

Jezebel, envisioned by founding partners and first-time restaurateurs Henry Stimler and Menachem Senderowicz of B&Y Hospitality (British & Yiddish), opened last week, featuring sophisticated,...

Parshat Matot-Massei (Numbers 30:2-36:13)

Collateral Damage“War,” said General Sherman, “is not the glory that boys make of it.” He termed it even worse; the antithesis of Heaven. The...

YU and OU to Present Moving Tisha B’Av Video

Film produced by Orthodox Union and YU’s Center for the Jewish Future to be screened at synagogues worldwide on Tisha B’Av, July 29 Thousands...

Parshat Pinchas (Numbers 25:10-30:1)

Understanding the Korban TamidIf one learns the last two chapters of this week’s parsha, one finds a long and detailed account of the korbanot...

Sumptuous Sephardic Summertime Recipe: Rai’yeb b’Labaniyeh

(Chilled Yogurt and Cucumber Soup)This refreshing summer favorite tastes similar to cacik, Turkish cucumber and yogurt salad. Because of the silky texture of rai’yeb...

Parshat Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9)

Who Was Your Teacher?Except for the saints among us, we all boast. Sometimes we boast about our own natural endowments, our good looks, or...

Triangle K, Hebrew National Answer to Kashrut Critics

In response to the class action lawsuit being filed by a group of people against the popular food manufacturer Hebrew National, claiming that the...

Many More Kosher Mouths to Feed… and Then Some

The news that the Jewish community in the eight-county New York area has grown by 10% since 2002 is not surprising to the kosher...

On Parashat Chukat (Numbers 19:1-22:1)

“And the pure person shall gather the ashes of the cow and shall place them outside the encampment in a pure place; this shall...

A Lonely Nation

Are you a statistics person? Do you remember the numbers you read; can you retain and, when necessary, retrieve them? Or are you more...

Kosher Food Service Takes Advantage of Growing Options

A veteran nursing home administrator with a kosher kitchen admits that he has changed the way he buys kosher food. “I used to rely...

Class Action Lawsuit Claims Hebrew National Not Fully Kosher

A group of concerned individuals is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Hebrew National that claims the meat products manufacturer does not fully adhere...

Parshat Korach (Numbers 16:1-18:32)

In Pirkei Avot 5:20, the Mishnah states that an example of a machloket (dispute) that was not l’shem shamayim (that is, for the sake...

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