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OU Poskim in Great Neck for ASK OU Program Next Month

In a great event in Great Neck, endorsed by 12 local synagogues, OU Kosher will present its two poskim (halachic decisors) — Rav Hershel...

Chumrot and Kulot and Hachnasat Orchim

(Stringencies and Leniencies and Hosting Guests) Lack of uniformity in halakhic standards can often introduce (sometimes unforeseen) complications into social situations. For instance, a...

Parshat Va’eira (Exodus 6:2-9:35)

Pharaoh’s Contrition The slavery in Egypt is approaching its final stages. The ten plagues are beginning to descend upon a hapless Egypt. Though Pharaoh’s...

Hilchot Iter Yad: The Laws of Left- and Right-Handed People

The following is the continuation of a series of articles on Jewish law, specifically those that pertain to left- and right-handedness. Tefilah While davening...

Parshat Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

For the Love of the Game We have all heard of the concept of making someone an offer that they cannot refuse. More often...

Kosher Recipe: Low Fat Whole Wheat and Honey Breakfast Banana Loaf

I originally found this whole wheat banana bread recipe on the King Arthur website, KingArthurFlour.com. I kept experimenting and trying to make it taste...

Kosher Cheese Gets Caught in a Wisconsin Recall of Shredded Cheese

Kosher manufacturers often sub-contract various phases of their production to specialty plants. In many cases, production may be completed in one facility while the...

Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)

Assemblage and RefutationOn his deathbed, surrounded by his sons, Yaakov was going to reveal a prediction about the future messianic era. But at that...

Body of Venerated Moroccan Sage Comes Home to Jerusalem

Rabbi Reuven Ajeyani, who led the Etz Chaim Yeshiva in Sefrou, Morocco, before World War II and died 70 years ago, was famous throughout...

Haftarah for Parshat Chayei Sarah

This week’s haftarah describes an aging King David, echoing this week’s Torah reading, which mentions that “Abraham was was old, advanced in days.”King David...

Parshat Chayei Sarah(Genesis 23:1-25:18)

The Holiness of Hebron All political considerations aside, it is worthwhile to understand Hebron’s place in Jewish thought.The Torah introduces us to Hebron in...

6,000 Attend Kosherfest 2011 at Meadowlands Expo Center

More than 6,000 Kosher Food Industry professionals attended the 23rd Annual Kosherfest Kosher food trade show at the Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus New Jersey...

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