Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Springtime Is Salad Time

I’ve been thinking about salads. Non-stop. Ever since the weather has started to turn warmer, and the hope of Spring is in the air, I’ve been thinking about crisp, dewy greens, crunchy cucumbers, sweet peppers, plump dried cranberries, toasted almonds…shall I go on? But all that washing, peeling, chopping. It’s so annoying.

Cooking With Elegance, Artistry, and Love: An Interview With Susie Fishbein

Riverdale, N.Y.—With eight cookbooks out on the market and over 450,000 copies of her cookbooks sold worldwide, Susie Fishbein is an expert in the kosher culinary field. Her influence reaches across both the Jewish and the non-Jewish communities internationally. She has traveled the world over to demonstrate her cooking expertise

Racing Away With the Mint: Four Lively Mint and Gin Cocktails for the Spring and Summer

By Gamliel Kronemer

Last Shabbos afternoon, at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Kentucky, more than 100,000 spectators crowded into the stands to watch twenty thoroughbred horses run a 1¼ mile race—it was the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. The Derby has many traditions associated with

World News

Rivlin and Netanyahu React to Ethiopian Protests

( Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said that the violent protests that have erupted in Israel in recent days by Ethiopian Israelis protesting against racism and discrimination have “exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society.”

In clashes between

The Binah School Unites Students Through a Multi-Media Torah-Study Curriculum

For many parents in the Jewish community, conversations surrounding the dynamics of a dual curriculum are all too familiar. Many feel that it is “taxing” or “demanding” on their children, and, by definition, the entire family. But The Binah School, a unique educational model in Massachusetts, has added a third

We Need to Talk

We need to talk about death. More specifically, we need to talk about your death. I know, you don’t want to think about what may happen to you when you die. But by giving no thought to death now, you’ll be worse off later.

At Hebrew Free Burial Association, time and again we are confronted with

Bursting with Holy Visions: An Interview With Israeli Artist Dorit Gur

Stamford—Dorit Gur has been interested in art since she was a young child. Through her art, she explores Judaism, with its multifaceted mystical meanings and, in so doing, examines her own sense of being. Today she continues to paint and showcase such mystical visions in her own art gallery in

US-Israel Anti-Tunnel Project Gets Initial Approval by Congress

‘Iron Dome has saved countless civilian lives; an anti-tunneling defense shield will save countless more’

The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment to the annual defense policy bill (NDAA) that would allow the US and Israel to develop an “anti-tunneling

Limmud Regional Conference Welcomes 900 Russian-Americans

On an early spring weekend, over 900 millennium-generation “plus” Jews of Russian heritage gathered for the Sixth Annual Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union) New York Region Conference held in Parsippany, NJ.  The intense, three-day “learning experience” explored Judaism through a packed agenda of lectures, discussions,

The Success Story of Stan Steinreich

For Stan Steinreich, the world is an open conversation where barriers are broken through impactful, meaningful use of communication. Look at his accomplishments and you will see a man who has given the Jewish world much of his time, much of his efforts to see programs such as Birthright, the Jewish Federation for the Righteous,

Finding Joy

Moving to a new place is hard. Moving to a place with a different language is harder. But moving to a place under missile attack is beyond difficult. Still, that’s what Malakhi and Tanya Yehuda did last summer when they departed Riverdale, NY, on the Hudson River, for Ashkelon on the Mediterranean coast near Gaza.

How Kosher Is the Kosher Switch?

As technology changes, new opportunities arise for Shabbos-observant Jews that should not be ignored. However, when evaluating new technology we have to look at reality and not hype. Four years ago, the “Kosher Switch” launched online, billed by its inventor as a game-changer that will radically redefine the Shabbos experience.

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